A longboat journey into a beautiful part of Thailand is simply a must with these incredible things to do in Phang Nga Bay.
A trip to Phang Nga Bay is a day tour to saviour when taking a holiday in the southern Thailand area of Phuket and the Phang Nga Province.
The longboat tour is an affordable day out for travellers keen to see a beautiful part of the world with abundant scenic beauty.
The Phang Nga day trip won’t have any deterrent, whether it’s an overcast day or blissful sunshine. Your adventure through the 42 Islands of Phang Nga Bay will continue to be another fascinating day during your trip through the cultural Southeast Asian Country.
For now, let me take you on a longboat journey with these incredible things to do in Phang Nga Bay, Thailand.
Things to do in Phang Nga Bay – Thailand
A journey into a beautiful part of Thailand is simply a must with these lovely things to do in Phang Nga Bay.
Getting to Phang Nga Bay Bay
Getting to Phang Nga Bay is easily accessible by either speed boat, private charter or longboat.
During a family outing to Phang Nga Bay, we took the longboat option, and the first impression of the old wooden boat was hardly reassuring at first sight; it did appear to have seen better days. Don’t judge on appearance alone because these longboats are built strong and can handle the rigours of the ocean.
From entering the longboat, it was all about the exceptional surroundings, as the boat moved smoothly and steadily by the local village, out past the mangroves and into Phang Nga Bay, where several islands and islets were waiting spectacularly to be seen.
Go Canoeing through the shady Mangroves.
What an experience to canoe amongst the mangroves as the day trip ramps up another level.
It’s time to relax as the locals take charge of the situation with an oar in hand and give their guests a serene moment amongst the mangroves and the limestone cave. It’s natural beauty at its very best.
Just chill, take photos and give the local guide a rest at times by taking the oars away and having a go at paddling in the calm waters yourself. The focus may be kind enough to make a bit of hand-made flower for their female guest, quite the little charmers.
Once the 60-minute canoe trip is up and you have finished marvelling at what is around you, pay a little tip for the friendly guide and then it’s off to the following location in The Bay.
Entering the Islands of Phang Nga Bay Thailand
Once you are done canoeing the mangroves, it’s back on the old longboat, where it’s time to go further into Phang Nga Bay and gaze at the surrounding islands as you set sail to the next port of call.
Many boats of all shapes and sizes will go by, and even at times, you will wish you were on the luxury cruise lines that are in close distance. It won’t bother you much, because, for a cheaper rate, you are still out in paradise enjoying another precious day in Southeast Asia.
It’s to check out a few of the incredible things to do in Phang Nga Bay.
The Picturesque James Bond Island
A tourist phenomenon, a tour to James Bond Island is relatively short, too short. Still, there is time enough to make the most of the opportunity by taking a dip in the bay, amongst a few other activities on the small island.
You can explore the boutique markets and perhaps buy an expensive cool drink or ice cream. Then it’s time to capture a few memorable moments by getting the camera out and clicking pictures of the island, especially the famous islet out in the middle (Ko Tapu).
Visit the Panyee Island – A Floating Village
It’s amazing to cruise along the waters of Phang Nga Bay and stumble upon a floating village that appears out of nowhere. A town built off a small island (Panyee Island), where locals eat, sleep, work, and the kids get educated.
For the locals, it’s everyday life; for you and me, the tourist, it’s eye-opening. You can spend a fair amount of time exploring the floating village, which is stacked with marketplaces, restaurants, a mosque (a village for Thai Muslims), and even a primary school with a concrete soccer field. Hey, it’s the prettiest location to have a soccer match.
It capped off the time in Phang Nga Bay perfectly to see a unique location. Today, Panyee Island is a tourist hotspot, and the locals dress it up that way. Even then, it doesn’t take away from the experience of visiting such a different Thailand attraction.
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