Entering into the bay, guests will be treated to some of Thailand's most outstanding scenery.
Striking limestone structures dominate the seascape, giving the whole area a 'Jurassic' feel. It takes about three hours to view Phang Nga Bay. The best season is from December to April, but because of the calm seas that prevail year round in this waveless body of water, trips to Phang Nga are an ongoing activity.
Koh Panyee A towering limestone outcrop jutting out of the sea at Phang Nga Bay. Below the limestone hill a Muslim village on stilts has developed. This is called a floating village of sea gypsies. However, the picturesque village does not float, it actually rests precariously on small pilings and extends out across the water.
It is inhabited chiefly by Muslim fisher folk, who although not sea gypsies, are rather permanent settlers who depend on the sea for their livelihood. Their unique culture has existed, cut off from the mainland and most modern amenities, for more than a hundred years.
Another distinctive feature of Koh Panyee is the village mosque which towers over the rest of the stilt houses. It is often the stopover point for tourist on their way to explore the caves and grottoes of Phang Nga Bay National Park, as well as the rest stop for trips to James Bond Island. Souvenir shops and seafood restaurants cater to visitors.
Kao Ping-Gan - The name literally means leaning mount. It is really a huge rock split in two; the smaller half has slid down and the remaining one appears now to be leaning.
Kao Tapoo or James Bond Island - is in a little bay of Kao Ping-Gan where visiting boats pull up. Tapoo means nail, and this shoreless rock projects up from the sea as its name implies; flat and wide at the top and very narrow at waterline. It is a striking sight; the island became more famous after the James Bond adventure, The Man with the Golden Gun, which was partly filmed here.
Koh Hong - Is another collection point for the nests that provide the ingredients for bird’s nest soup. Witness the fascinating sight of young men shimmying up bamboo poles to great heights to collect these nests, genuinely risking life and limb in pursuit of their income. If you are on a limited time frame, a visit to Koh Hong might not be possible, but a visit to the island is really getting away from it all and something you shouldn’t miss!
Part of a group of islands one hour north of Krabi, entering this hollowed out island by boat it is much like floating through a giant reception hall with two doors. Koh Hong has only one beach - Pelay Beach - but it is recognized for being extremely beautiful, boasting fine white sand, coral and lots of varieties of tropical fish. Pelay Beach is framed by limestone rock formations which give it an enclosed feel. Coupled with the fact that there are seldom many people there, Koh Hong very much offers a "desert island" experience. Its name comes from an eroded group of caves in the middle of the island which encloses a large lake with a small passage to the sea. When the tide is high longtail boats are able to enter the "room" and visitors can swim in around in crystal clear water with a depth of around one meter.