Best Islands around Phuket.
There are Plenty of Beautiful tropical islands located in the southern Part of Thailand. Phuket is the Largest Island in Thailand and it has many islands located around it in the Andaman Sea. It’s a great idea to visit some of these islands during your Trip to Phuket for a Day or more if applicable, as these islands provide more privacy for being more remote when compared with Phuket. Day trips and Ferry Boat operations to and from Phuket and these islands are frequent which makes reaching them easy and Convenient. In this article we will be showing the Best Islands near Phuket as per below details.
Phi Phi Islands
Phi Phi Island is one of the most famous islands in Thailand. The Island is considered to be located in Krabi Province, however, it can be accessed easily by boat from either Krabi or Phuket. Koh Phi phi is located around 46 kilometers away from Phuket. Full Day trips are operating daily from Phuket to Phi phi either by Speed Boat, Express Boats, or Ferry Boats. The Island has several Options for accommodation as well so it will be a good idea to add a couple of days on this beautiful island in your Travel itinerary.
James Bond Island
Located in Phangnga Province (Northeastern Side of Phuket). The Island was named James Bond since the Famous 007 Movie “No time to Die” was filmed there. Day Trips are Operating daily from Phuket and Phangnga to James Bond island either by Speed boat or by Longtail Boat. The Island is good for just a one day trip to visit the Famous limed Stone Shaped Island and do some activities around such as Kayaking.
Similan islands are located in the western Side of Phuket in the Andaman Sea. The water in these islands is crystal clear with Turquoise color, and the Sand is white and soft. A full Day trip to these islands is a Very Good idea when Staying in Phuket. The Word Similan originated from Malay Dialect meaning 9. The islands were called Similan as they were a total of 9 islands, however 2 more islands were added to the list in 1998 making the total of 11 Islands. The main 2 Islands in Similan are: Koh Similan and Koh Miang.
Basic accommodation is available on the main island for people considering an overnight stay at Similan, However, a Day trip is the main choice of most Travelers going there.
Maiton is located in the Southern of Part of Phuket, not too far, only around 15 minutes by Speed Boat.
The island is popular for 1 Day Trips as the island is a Good Choice for Snorkeling and relaxing in the white sandy beach and crystal clear waters, however.
Racha Island (Also known as Raya Island), is a very Popular island for day trips from Phuket. Usually day trips to Rasha Island are Combined with Coral island Phuket as well. There are 2 Rasha islands existing and they are located around 20 kilometers south of Phuket, Koh Rasha Yai and Koh Rasha Noi. One of Both islands (Koh Rasha Yai), is offering accommodation Options with different budget ranges for people who consider spending several Days on the Island.
Koh Khai Islands
Koh Khai Islands are 2 Small tiny islands that are located in the eastern Side of Phuket (Between Phuket and Koh Yao Yai). There is no accommodation option available in Both islands, and they are both available only for day trips from main Surrounding destinations such as Phuket. It’s not far from Phuket, only around 20 minutes by Speed Boat. The island is a very good Gateway for Snorkeling and relaxing by the beach, and many boat trips are operating from Phuket to these islands, Especially during high Season. The Island has restaurants and bars operating in order to serve the Tourists who come for day trips.
Koh Yao Yai & Koh Yao Noi
These islands are located between Phuket, Krabi and Phangnga. They are not popular for day trips and They both offer luxury accommodation Options that are perfect for Honeymoon Vacations. It’s a very good idea to combine one of these 2 Islands with Phuket when planning your Travel Itinerary in the south of Thailand.
Coral Island (Koh Hae)
Coral island (Koh Hae), is one of the closest islands to Phuket. If you are looking for a nice beach away from the crowds of Phuket beaches, you should consider visiting Coral island for a half or full day. There are many boats operating from Phuket (Especially from Rawai beach) to Koh Hae.
You can either Join a tour with other guests or you can rent a private, yacht, catamaran, speedboat or a longtail boat to explore the island more privately and comfortably. The island has several beaches, the most popular one is Kahung beach. You can spend a full day at this beach and enjoy several activities including Jet skiing, Banana boat and snorkeling.
Naka Island is located in the north eastern side of Phuket, very close to Phangnga bay. Many James bond island day tours include Naka Island into their Schedule on the way back to Phuket. The island is home to a Luxury hotel called the Naka island resort (a 5 star resort under the management of Marriott Bonvoy Hotels Group).
There are several beautiful beaches open for one day tours including Tab Po Beach and Panya beach.