The link is quite helpful. QUick query :Are both islands i. Can one choose to skip visit to one of these islands? I think you will get better value out of the Phang Nga tour as it is a bay that has many islands where Phi Phi is just one island and takes longer to get to. Phang Nga Bay gets my vote too.
Having done both places and both are special, In my opinion, Phang Nga wins hands down every time. This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one. We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. Tip: All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips.
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The Ultimate Phuket Itinerary: What To Do In Phuket In 4 Days - Ithaka
Profile Join. Log in Join. Watch this Topic. Browse forums All Browse by destination. Phuket forums. All forums. Level Contributor. Report inappropriate content. City tours in Phuket See all. Trip Tourista. We could kayak and swim the whole morning, then take a shower, pack our bags, and have a nice lunch…. When the long-tail boat came to bring us back to civilization, nobody wanted to leave…. Elephant Hills arranged our transfer back to Phuket. A couple of hours later we checked in at our last hotel, close to Phuket airport. View on Cheow Larn Lake from the terrace of our floating tent.
We had planned to spend our last day in Phuket by visiting the James Bond Island see day 4 above for suggestions.
Thailand Island Hopping: Epic Itinerary & Tips
However, due to the coming storm our trip was cancelled. We only found out about it in the middle of the night, when it was too late to arrange anything else for the day. We ended up booking an overpriced short tour from our hotel and visited Wat Phra Tong , the Temple of Buddha that emerges from the ground. We also visited a local gibbon sanctuary and Bangpae waterfall.
So we also went for a sunset walk there. We were told that Nai Yang Beach is one of the best places to watch sunset in Phuket and I have to agree with this. The sunsets here were out of this world!
The whole sky and sea colored red — incredible! This was the perfect way to end our amazing island hopping adventure in Thailand. At the same time, we were really worried about the coming storm, so it was hard to enjoy the sunset and our last evening in Thailand. We kept checking the weather forecast hoping that our flight would be able to leave before the storm the following day.
Peaceful 5 days in Phuket/Koh Phi Phi and Krabi in paradise
In the end, all went well and we left Phuket just hours before the storm hit the area. Luckily, the storm was a bit less strong than predicted and all in all the damage to the local communities was not too bad. Our flight back home went via Bangkok, where we had a 12 hour layover. Here you can find our tips on how to see the best of Bangkok in one day. Wat Pho Temple was one of the highlights of our Bangkok layover. As I said, there are many ways to organize your Thailand island hopping trip.
I hope that our itinerary will give you a good idea of what there is to see and how to do it. Here are some more practical tips and advice to help you plan your island hopping adventure:. Our travel backpacks used for this island hopping trip.
Boat transfers were my biggest worry when researching our Thailand island hopping trip. I spent hours reading about every single ferry company in south Thailand. Luckily, there was this one website that kept popping up in the search — PhuketFerry. It had good reviews on Google and on Facebook. Their multi-lingual website was actually understandable and extremely easy to use. In no time I found all the boat connections for our trip and had a much clearer picture of what was offered and where the price differences came from. The prices were in line to what you pay when booking directly with the boat companies, but the ease of using their website and the trust factor were incomparable.
So I contacted Phuket Ferry.
I shared my concerns and all the horror stories that I heard about boat transfers in Thailand. They said that they only work with companies that have a proven record of reliability, good service, and safety. We ended up booking all our boat and van transfers for our Thailand island hopping trip through Phuket Ferry website sponsored. The booking process was simple and quick. We were given vouchers with very clear information for each part of our journey.
The boats were on time or had a very slight delay and once it left earlier since everyone was already there anyway , they were in a very good condition and felt safe, our luggage arrived together with us, and nobody got seasick. I have to add that we were extremely lucky with the weather and relatively smooth seas. Not once. So, at least in our case, boat transfers in southern Thailand went really well. TIP: If you are planning an island-hopping trip in Thailand, I strongly suggest that you book your boat transfers in advance.
All the boats were fully booked when we travelled. If you travel in off-season, without children, and have more flexibility, you can also just wait and look for boat connections as you go. And yes, I really recommend using PhuketFerry. I will try to write a more detailed article about our experience with each boat transfer in Thailand. Are you on Pinterest? Pin this image! Are you looking for a truly unique travel experience in Thailand? Something different than the…. No visit to Bangkok would be complete without experiencing its authentic canals khlongs. One of…. What a great trip! I too am a mom of 3 13, 11, 6 right now that normally travel everywhere with us … but we have a very special trip planned Feb for our 15 year wedding anniversary — no kids!
We are landing Phuket, staying at an airport hotel that night we get in super late then on the ferry next morning. Your post has been very helpful and I love your honesty about price.