[mappress mapid=”9″] Phang Nga Bay is a great destination to visit on your Thailand bareboat charter with the spectacular scenery and the sheer limestone rocks that rise vertically from the emerald green water. James Bond Island and Koh Panyee are probably the most well known landmarks in this area but there is much more to enjoy as well, and a leisurely cruise around this area is one of the most enjoyable ways to enjoy this stunning Bay.
This beautiful island called Koh Ta-Pu, found fame due to its starring role in the James Bond film ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’. The island is well known for its rocky pinnacle rising from the sea and it really is a spectacular sight. It’s very popular for kayaking where you can meander around the many cliffs rising from the sea. The best way to enjoy the island is from the comfort of your Thailand bareboat charter, and due to it’s national park status you can’t get too close!
Another must stop place in Phang Nga Bay on your Thailand bareboat charter is Koh Panyee village, as this remarkable village is totally built on stilts over the water, with a giant rock monolith as the background to the village. It is a short hop from James Bond Island, so perfect for some shopping and a bite to eat.
If you are going ashore from your Thailand bareboat charter then why explore another aspect to Phang Nga and take a drive and visit the impressive Wat Tham Suwan Khuha cave with its reclining Buddha statue. The cave is indicated by the large temple gate, which then leads to a small parking area in the front of the cave. The cave itself is large with high ceilings and hosts the impressive golden reclining Buddha along with other large standing Buddha images.
The Similan Islands are a stunning area of the bay to visit on your Thailand bareboat charter, the largest of the islands Koh Similan has a distinctive horseshoe-shaped bay with an average depth of around 60 feet. Exploring underwater is a must here with rock formations and coral reefs all in various shapes and forms and teeming with marine life. The white sandy beach on the island is also a super place to enjoy the soft white sand and take it easy for a while.
Perfect for beach lovers, Koh Yao consists of two main islands Ko Yao Noi and Ko Yao Yai, there are superb beaches to enjoy here which are mainly located on the west side of the island. Pa Sai Beach is a particular highlight with its 400 meter long sandy bay, from where you can enjoy the surrounding scenery. Ao Kian beach is perfect for swimming in its crystal clear water, only accessible by boat, it is a great swimming stop on your Thailand bareboat charter.
The island of Koh Hong is also well worth a visit to enjoy its undisturbed nature, you will find wild orchids and mangrove forests to enjoy, as well as strolling along the beach and swimming through the Anemone rich waters. It is a great place for kayaking too as you can enjoy traversing the two caves to the sea both in and outside of the island in low tide.
So there is much to enjoy in Phang Nga Bay on a Thailand bareboat charter, with plenty of stunning scenery and underwater life to see.
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