Islands Around Phuket - Where to go?
Beach ActivitiesSwimming or long-tailed boats to see the island’s surroundings or Fishing.
How to get thereis very easy and you can get transportation to from any beach in Phuket, the easiest place to get there is drive down to Rawai and take a Longtail boat and you will be there in about 30 minutes.
Coral Island or Hae Island
Beach ActivitiesSnorkeling & Scuba Diving, Aerial Sports, Banana boats and Sea walkers.
How to get thereBy speedboats (15-20 minutes) or long-tailed boats (45 minutes) at Chalong Bay or Raway Beach Pier.
Beach ActivitiesFishing, Swimming
How to get thereKeaw Island is located about 3 kilometers from Rawai Beach, Phuket by boat about 30 minutes.
Beach ActivitiesSnorkeling, Scuba Diving, Elephant Trekking, Thai Cooking Course, Sea Canoeing and Kayaking
How to get thereThis large and mountainous offshore island is located in the middle of Chalong Bay only 15 minutes by boat from Cape Panwa or Chalong Pier in Phuket.
Rang Yai Island
Beach ActivitiesCamping, Sea Canoeing and Kayaking, Watersports, Cycling & Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing
How to get there20 minute boat ride from Laem Hin Pier on the east coast of Phuket. The turn to Laem Hin Pier is off the southbound side of Thepkrassatri Road, north of Phuket Town and approx 2-km south of the junction with the bypass road. You will see signs to Laem Hin and Maprow Island.
Mai Thon Island
Beach ActivitiesScuba Diving, Sea Canoeing and Kayaking
How to get thereTo get there contact a charter boat at Chalong Bay or Rawai, or go to travel agent for details on package tours to the islands. By long-tailed boat the travel time is about two hours. Larger boats operated by tour companies will make the trip in about one hour. Travel to Raya Islands is restricted to dry season and periods when the monsoon is not blowing.
Raya (or Racha) Islands
AttractionsThe large island, the area of hills and coconut gardens where the small Muslim community is located. There are some beautiful beaches convenient to reach in accordance with the accessible road and the walkway around the island. It takes about half a day to explore the island starting at the western beaches passing the coconut gardens to Siam Bay and Teu Bay that can stay overnight, see the beautiful sunrise and the scenic Phi Phi Islands in the morning. Kon Kae Bay located next to Teu Bay is full of fertile coral reefs favored by tourists. This route will finally meet with the western beaches. Racha Yai is the island of fantastic scenery, good swimming place and coral reefs, the interesting tourist destination either Thai or foreigner.
Beach ActivitiesSwimming, Scuba Diving, Rock Climbing
How to get thereLong-tail and speedboat transfers may be arranged from Chalong Pier or Rawai, and the trip takes from 45 minutes to more than an hour depending on the boat.
Raya Noi Island
Beach ActivitiesSwimming, Fishing, Horse Racing & Riding or Mountain Biking
How to get thereTo get there contact a charter boat at Chalong Bay or Rawai Bay, or go to travel agent for details on package tours to the islands. By long-tailed boat the travel time is about two hours. Larger boats operated by tour companies will make the trip in about one hour. Travel to Raya Islands is restricted to dry season and periods when the monsoon is not blowing.
Taphao Yai Island
The ancient lighthouse of more than 100 years is the island’s distinctive feature, the first lighthouse of the South for navigation aid. The lighthouse area is also the wonderful viewpoint. The island’s beach is not long but very clean and white to be a swimming area. There is also the wide plane stone beach caused by the long period of pilled up coral reefs.
Beach ActivitiesSea Canoeing and Kayaking, Hiking, Cycling & Mountain Biking
How to get there10 minutes from Phuket by Boat service from Makham Bay Pier on Phuket's southeast coast.
Beach ActivitiesFishing, Sea Canoeing and Kayaking, Hiking, Swimming and Snorkeling
How to get thereLong-tail boats can be hired for day trips at Po Bay Pier on the northeast coast of Phuket. Or you can include these islands in a tour; tours can be booked at tour desks or travel agents in Phuket.
Si Ray Island
Beach ActivitiesSnorkeling, Scuba Diving, Sea Canoeing and Kayaking
How to get thereSi Ray Island is located about 4 kilometers from the city to drive through to Sri Suthat Road.
Yao Noi Island
Beach ActivitiesYoga, Meditation, Boat Trips, Scuba Diving, Rock Climbing, Sea Canoeing and Kayaking , Rubber Plantation
How to get thereLong-tail boat ferries make daily trips to Yao Noi from Bang Rong Pier on the east coast of Phuket. From the airport, a taxi will take you to the pier in 25 minutes. To get to the pier, take route 4027 east from the Heroines' Monument, then turn right at the sign for Bang Rong (or Bangrong) and follow along for a few kilometers.
Yao Yai Island
Beach ActivitiesSwimming, Sea Canoeing and Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Long-tail boat rides
How to get thereThere are two piers from Phuket to Yao Yai Island: Jianwanich Pier and Bangrong Pier, but we recommend Jianwanich pier as the ferry goes directly to the gathering place. The ferry from Bangrong pier mainly goes to Yao Noi Island, and only stops at the other side of Yao Yai Island which is 25 kms away from the gathering place.
Phi Phi Island
Beach ActivitiesSnorkeling, Fishing, Rock Climbing, Thai Cooking Course, Yoga
How to get thereFerries leave from Phuket and Krabi daily (several times a day during the high season). They are much cheaper when bought in a package with a bus ticket at a travel agency in Bangkok. The nearer you get to Phi Phi Island, the more expensive the ferry tickets get, peaking at 350 baht at the pier.
Laem Tong lying to the north of the island is the former home of sea gypsies; the beach is remarkably splendid. Here, visitors can hire a boat for snorkeling or diving. This Sea Gypsy Village is a collection of tin roof dwellings closely packed together, sandwiched between the Holiday Inn Phi Phi Island Restaurant of Chaba Seafood and the PP Erawan Resort; Solo Bar. You can walk to Loh Ba Gao which takes about 30 minutes one way depending on your stride and the walk features breathtaking views of the cliffs at Lannah Bay and Nui bay. Loh Ba Gao Bay
On Phi Phi Island is the area's most secret and secluded paradise. Since Loh Ba Gao has no deep water pier, the villages tend to be extremely small. As a matter of fact, Loh Ba Gao houses a village that is 1/50 th the size of a traditional Phi Phi Island village. As an extremely remote and isolated location, Loh Ba Gao is one of the best places for Phi Phi Island holidays. In one simple statement, Loh Ba Gao is a coconut paradise surrounded by white sandy beaches and mountain cliffs. On the other side of the area is the aquamarine sea of Phang Nga Bay. Phak Nam Bay
Phak Nam Bay is lies on the untouched east side of the island. The amazing snorkling point is located on Pak Nam Beach between Ran Tee Bay and Loh Bao Gao Bay, reachable via long tail boat from the main pier in 30 minutes or via a designated footpath passing through the jungle and past View Point in 60 minutes. Loh Dalam Bay
Great view overlooking the exquisitely beautiful Loh Dalam bay and the crystal clear sea. On the Loh Dalam Beach which is calm and safe for all year round swimming. Only 42 km. from Krabi or 48 km. from Phuket and about an hour and a half by daily passenger boats. Ton Sai Bay
As you round the headland from Phuket between Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh Islands or arrive from Krabi rounding Shark Point you get the impression of entering a special part of the world. The cliffs of Ton Sai bay through to the golden sands of Long Beach creates an awe inspiring spectacle. Many of the passengers of the daily move to the side of the ferries and even the bigger ferries list a degree or two.
Beach ActivitiesNature trail study, Rock Climbing, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Camping, Bird Watching
How to get thereThap Lamu Port to Mu Ko Similan National Park, you can take a private tour boat which controlled by the national park and serves tourists everyday. The cost for round trip is 1,500 - 2,300 baht per person. This tour boat departs from Thap Lamu Port at 08.00 am. in everyday. From the port to this islands is about 70 kilometers which takes about 3.5 - 4 hours of journey. The return boat from Mu Ko Similan National Park to Thap Lamu Port departs at 14.00 pm. in everyday. However, this service would be closed at May 16 every year because entering of raining season.
Huyong Island or Island 1 is the closest to Phuket with the longest clean white sandy beach of all the islands, making it an inviting place for turtles to come lay their eggs. Huyong Island has the easiest dived at a depth of 10 to 15 meters. With hard and soft corals and an abundance of sea fans. The shallowness of the area allows sunlight to penetrate to the bottom resulting in a region teeming with marine life. Payang Island
Payang Island or Island 2, The area is full of rocky mountains with cliffs and rocks formation round the island. Payan Island
Payan Island or Island 3, The area is quite rocky with cliffs; there are no beaches on this island. Meang Island
Meang Island or Island 4 is the next largest island in size to Similan Island and is the site for the headquarters of the park. Here are two white powdered beached, the large beach, in front of the island and the small beach, which is about 20 minutes walk away through evergreen forest. Ha Island
Ha Island or Island 5, It's a small island but interesting location for diving. The main attractions and uniqueness for this island is Garden Eels (white and grey eels) can be seen stretching their necks from holes in the sandy floor. There are so many of the place called “Suan Pla Lai”. Moreover, the area is also full of soft coral and stony coral. Payu Island
Payu Island or Island 6 has a very stunning snorkelling and scuba diving site on the eastern shore. Many divers prefer this site to any other because there are both hard and soft corals, sea fan and many species of schoolling fish. A minore site is found to the west, and another to the north has rocks covered with sea fans. The island has no beach. Bangu Island
Bangu Island or Island 9, is known for good scuba diving at the northwestern tip between some rock outcrops known to local divers as Christmas point. The water depth is between 10 and 35 meters and one can find many pelagic fish amongst the rock formations. Bon Island or Talu Island
Bon Island or Talu Island, there is a beautiful white powered beach on this island but no accomodation. The waters are suitable for scuba diving, and Whale Shark is often found here. Tachai Island
Tachai Island is located at the northern most tip of the park. There is a beautiful white powdered beach on the island but no accommodation. The water are suitable for SCUBA diving, and Whale sharks and Manta rays are often found here. Facilities incloud a freshwater source, campsites ,a restaurant and small boats for snorkling.