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Overview

Enjoy a beach break at one of the most beautiful provinces in Thailand, home to post-card perfect beaches and limestone karst formations. Swim in the turquoise waters of Phang Ngay Bay, pass by iconic beaches where famous Hollywood films were filmed, eat lunch beside picturesque bays, visit the quiet town of Koh Yao Noi and taste authentic Thai cuisine. It’s the ultimate beach getaway to Phuket!

Trip Highlights

Beach Break At Phuket

Phi Phi Island

Enjoy a beach break at one of the most beautiful provinces in Thailand.

Phang Nga Bay

Swim in the turquoise waters of Phang Ngay Bay, pass by iconic beaches where famous Hollywood films were filmed, eat lunch beside picturesque bays.

Koh Yao Noi

Visit the quiet town of Koh Yao Noi and taste authentic Thai cuisine. It’s the ultimate beach getaway to Phuket

Itinerary

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Arrival Phuket

Phuket Airport – The Old Phuket Karon Hotel (38.4 km): 39 min Phuket Airport – The Renaissance Phuket (16.3 km): 20 min Phuket Airport – The Surin Phuket (23.9 km): 28 min Phuket Airport – The Shore Katathani (49 km): 50 min

Upon arrival at Phuket Airport, our local representative will assist you for private transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to the hotel.

Overnight in Phuket.

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Phuket

Breakfast at the resort and all day is free at leisure. Optional tours are available with pre-arrangement.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Full Day Phi Phi Island by Speedboat (Join-In)

Be picked up at 08:00. Escape to a quieter, more natural side of southern Thailand with this day trip from Phuket. Travel by speedboat across the Andaman Sea to the six scenic Phi Phi Islands. The journey to Phi Phi takes around 45 minutes, passing by spectacular limestone karsts that jut out from the blue seas. Sit back and relax, enjoying the views as the boat cruises closer to paradise. Pass by Maya Bay, arguably one of Thailand’s most beautiful places, just for sightseeing. The bay is so stunning, in fact, that it was used as the setting for the famous Hollywood movie ‘The Beach’.

Continue around the islands, Phi Phi Lay Cove and Monkey Beach. Each of these stretches of island boasts swaying palm trees and white sands. There are also calm, clear waters brimming with fish for those who wish to discover Thailand’s underwater beauty.

During the day, lunch will be served at Tonsai Bay. This southern stretch of Phi Phi Ley island offers sweeping views of the surrounding sea. The afternoon is spent cruising to Bamboo Islands and possibly other island nearby, for more chances to snorkel and swim in the Andaman Sea.

After a spectacular day cruising the Phi Phi Islands, it is time to return to Phuket. Transfer back by boat and car, arriving at the hotel early this evening. (L)

Time:                 08:00 – 17:30

Departure:         Daily

Note:                   

  • Join-in tour and transfers
  • Min. 2 persons is required (max pax is 20)
  • This trip operates with a minimum of 2 pax, in case that the minimum pax count haven’t been reached, then the trip will be cancelled or moved to a date where the minimum pax count is reached. In case you want a guaranteed departure you will need to pay for the minimum pax amount.
  • Children between 2 and 11 years at the time of travel will receive a 15% discount.
  • Maya Bay is now closed until further notice. The island can be just passed by for sightseeing from boat.
  • The program is subject to change due to the weather condition and the level of water on the day of the tour.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Full Day A Blissful Day on Phang Nga Bay

Be picked up at 08:30. Spend a day in paradise. Leave the crowded beaches of Phuket aboard a private, long tail boat that has been customized for ultimate comfort. Cast off and head to turquoise waters during this full day boat trip to Phang Nga Bay.

Pass by ‘James Bond’ Island, slowing down for photos of this beautiful, but touristy, site. Venture further afield to discover dramatic limestone karsts jutting out of the water and a pristine mangrove forest. Relax and enjoy the views as the boat glides across the Bay. The boat captain will seek out a secluded beach for a chance to swim in the clear waters or sunbathe on the white sandy shores.

The day continues with a visit to a privately-owned island. Go ashore at this tropical paradise and explore the tranquil beaches which are blissfully free of development. A barbeque of fresh seafood will be prepared for lunch in this incredible setting.

Spend the rest of the day swimming and lounging about, soaking up the sun’s rays and the serene atmosphere. Return to Phuket by boat, arriving just as the sun begins to dip low in the sky. (L)

Time: 08:30 – 17:00

Departure: Daily

Note:                  

  • Max. 8 persons per boat

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Full Day Community Connection at Koh Yao Noi

Be picked up at 08:30. Help spread the benefits of tourism to rural communities. Venture away from Phuket and Krabi and spend a day on a small island, supporting family-run businesses and learning about traditional lifestyles of the people.

Set off after breakfast aboard a join-in public speedboat Cast off and travel away from the busy beaches of the main island and head toward Koh Yao Noi. Unlike Phuket and Krabi, Koh Yao Noi is a sleepy island where the locals rely on fishing, farming and other small businesses for income.

Spend a full day on Koh Yao Noi, meeting with the friendly residents. Learn about fish farming, one of the island’s main industries. Walk through a rubber plantation to see how the trees are tapped for sap, a process done entirely by hand. Then head to a small workshop and witness the time-consuming process of batik making.

Around midday, head to a family home where a lunch of home-cooked dishes will be served. This is not only a chance for a delicious meal, but also a special way to gain insight into the lives of the southern Thai people.

Spend the rest of the day wandering through rice fields and village laneways, where buffaloes and cows lazily graze. Pay a visit to the local market to see the day’s fresh catch and other items for sale. 

Then it is time to say farewell to Koh Yao Noi and return by boat to Phuket. (L)

Time:                    08:30 – 18:00

Departure:          Daily

Note:                   

  • Transfers from and to hotel on a private basis
  • Maximum 6 pax per truck
  • Activities program may be slightly changed subject to the presence of local people at home.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Half Day Street Food for All Your Senses in Phuket Town

Be picked up at 07:00.  Experience the delights of Thai food and get a closer look at local culinary culture on this Phuket street food tour.

Spend the morning walking along the smaller side streets of the city. Stop at a variety of food stalls, some selling fresh fruits and other produce while others sell freshly cooked snacks and noodle dishes. Many of the food stalls have been run by the same family for generations and there will be a chance to chat with some of these shop owners.

Start with a dim sum breakfast, washed down with a cup of locally-grown coffee. Visit a local shop to learn about the concept of khao kaeng, Thai food served on trays. Then explore a stall piled high with colourful curry pastes and learn about their different uses.

Continue into the old town, stopping in at the informative Post Office Museum for a short visit. Then return to the food trail stopping to taste items like the Malaysian-influenced roti breads and Chinese-style Hokkien noodles. Learn about the origins of these foods which were introduced by immigrants in the 19th century.

Round out the day with some typical southern Thai snacks including a local rendition of a crepe and exotic tropical fruits.

With a full belly and camera-full of fabulous food images, return to the hotel. (L)

Time: 07:00 – 13:00

Departure: Daily except Tuesdays

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Half Day The Former Glory of the Old Phuket

Be picked up at either 08:30 or 13.00. Get to see a different side of Phuket with this insightful excursion to the city’s lesser-known corners.

Start with a visit to a rubber plantation, one of the main industries in Phuket, along the roadside. Our guide will explain how the rubber sap is collected from the trees and processed after. Continue further away from the shore to Tong Sai National Park, a lush expanse of jungle teeming with wildlife. Meet with a volunteer from the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) and learn about the centre’s activities to protect the native gibbon population and their natural habitations. Take a stroll around and see some of the many gibbons being nursed back to health at the centre. Refuel with a cup of local Phuket coffee and some snacks before continuing the excursion.

Take a closer look at Phuket’s past with a visit to the small, but informative Kathu Mining Museum. Get a glimpse of the former glory of Phuket, its people, its economy and its history while learning about the island’s mining industry.

The half-day Phuket tour concludes with a visit to Wat Prathong, one of the oldest temples in Phuket. Gain a deeper insight into Buddhism while watching local devotees praying at this sacred monument.

Time: 08:30 – 13:30 / 13.00 – 17.00

Departure: Daily

Note:                   

  • Van only

Overnight in Phuket.

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Depart Phuket

The Old Phuket Karon Hotel – Phuket Airport (38.4 km): 39 min The Renaissance Phuket – Phuket Airport (16.3 km): 20 min The Surin Phuket – Phuket Airport (23.9 km): 28 min The Shore Katathani – Phuket Airport (49 km): 50 min

Breakfast at the resort. Meet with representative for transfer back to Phuket Airport for your flight.

Important Information

Our services include:

  • 3 nights accommodation at selected hotels.
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
  • Roundtrip transfer between Phuket Airport and Hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle with English speaking guide.

Our services do not include:

  • Other meals than mentioned.
  • Other services than mentioned.
  • International and domestic flight ticket.
  • Optional activities on the island.
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature.
  • Tips, travel insurance

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