Breath-taking beaches, outstanding coral reefs and heavenly tropical islands make South West Thailand one of the most loved regions of the ‘Land of Smiles’.
The jungle covered interior, dramatic cliffs and turquoise seas of the island scattered coastline mean that it has a portfolio of natural assets that can keep the whole family entertained. From island-hopping to jungle-trekking and sea kayaking to rock climbing.
Scenery and natural beauty is undoubtedly the main attraction of this region. However, for those seeking a cultural insight into Thailand, Krabi is still able to offer ancient Buddhist caves, outstanding seafood restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. Phuket remains very popular with a wide choice of superb accomodation options and easy access.
Just a short boat ride away from Phuket is the unspoilt island of Koh Yao Noi. Largely undeveloped, this island is a haven for birdlife and other wildlife such as Hornbill and bats. Its situation in the bay, overlooking the astonishing limestone rock formations that rise from the sea forming one of the most glorious and dramatic settings for sunrise you will ever see, was made famous in the James Bond film 'The Man With The Golden Gun'. This is an idyllic destination with a couple of incredible places to stay and definitely comes highly reccommended.
Being one of the first of its kind, the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary offers an ethical new home for elephants that have spent their lives so far suffering from work in the tourism and logging industry.
The sanctuary allows guests to be educated about the majestic animals, whilst also getting to know each elephant by name and personality.
This sanctuary offers the best experience for both you and the elephants in which you will get up close and personal whilst causing them no harm or disturbance.
Phuket is home to many stunning natural waterfalls. From the well-known ones like Bang Pae Waterfall, to the lesser known ones such as Ao Yon Noi beach waterfall, there are plenty to enjoy.
You can choose to take an organised tour to visit some spectacular falls, or simply find them independently.
Whilst on your trip, you may also be lucky enough to encounter some of Phuket’s colourful birds.
Often missed by tourists, Phuket Old Town is rich with cultural, brightly coloured and traditional shophouse architecture.
With plenty of cafes to relieve you from the Thai heat, Old Town is the perfect way to spend a day meandering around its historical streets.
Visit the Drawing Room, an art gallery where local artists are able to create and showcase their work, or take a tour of the old Chinese shrines and museums.
Lying between Phuket Island and mainland Thailand, the bay is known for its breath-taking limestone cliffs and rock formations.
The bay is also home to the rock Ko Tapu, perhaps more famously
known as ‘James Bond Island’ after it was featured in The Man with the Golden Gun.
There are many ways to explore Phang Nga Bay.
You can try sea kayaking your way through the lost worlds of the unspoiled caves, or take a boat trip from the northern end of Phuket to enjoy spectacular scenery, and avoid the tourist crowds.
Please contact your Destination Specialist for more information on +44 (0) 1993 824198
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