Phang Nga Bay is one of Phuket's top attractions. In fact, some would say that your trip to Phuket isn't complete without visiting this breathtaking bay. The natural limestone formations and the multitude of islands form among the most beautiful sceneries in the world. If you're planning a trip here and wondering how to get to Phang Nga Bay from Phuket, we've got you covered.

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About Phang Nga Bay

Phang Nga Bay is a bay in the Strait of Malacca between Phuket island and the mainland of southern Thailand. It's 400 square kilometres big with 42 islands, consisting of numerous limestone cliffs and cave systems. Large sections of the bay have been designated as a part of the Ao Phang Nga National Park since 1981 to protect the natural ecosystem.

How to Get to Phang Nga Bay from Phuket

There are a few ways to get to Phang Nga Bay if you're staying in Phuket. The easiest way is to join a tour from Phuket Island directly to the bay. In fact, if you're staying at Club Med Phuket, we can arrange a day trip cruise for you with transport from the hotel with lunch included; all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your cruise.

If you're more adventurous, you can drive from Phuket to Phang Nga town, and then get on a boat at the Surakul pier. Depending on where you start on Phuket Island, the drive to Phang Nga can take anywhere from one to two hours.

What to Do at Phang Nga Bay

Phang Nga Bay is a famous Phuket attraction with many things to do there. Whether you just want to enjoy the natural scenery on a relaxing cruise, or kayak into the numerous cave lagoons, there's definitely something for you.

1. Cruise on a Junk

There's nothing like cruising in the bay on a traditional Chinese Junk. With the unique sail on the boat and the gorgeous limestone cliffs around you, you'll feel like you're in a picturesque, traditional Chinese painting. You'll get to see all of Phang Nga Bay including Koh Ta-pu (Nail Island) or better known as James Bond Island because of its feature in The Man with the Golden Gun.

2. Look over the Bay at Samet Nangshe Viewpoint

If you drive to Phang Nga, you can take a detour to Samet Nangshe Viewpoint, which is a hill with an unobstructed view of the whole bay. With it facing eastward, out to the bay, you can get a breathtaking view of the bay at sunrise. Plus, it's only a 30-minute drive away from Phuket.