Sail from Phuket and visit the James Bond island of Koh Phing Kan. You will marvel at the limestone sculptured islands rising sheer from the water and villages built on stilts.
See where birds nest soup comes from. Thai food has justifiably become world famous and you will not be disappointed.
PHANG NGA BAY
Visit the James Bond island of Koh Phing Kan, and enjoy the stunning outcrops of limestone jutting straight up from the sea. These emerald waters afford sheltered cruising waters with the opportunity to take an excursion in one of the “longtail” boats (named for their form of outboard engine). There is also a Gypsy village at Pan Yi that is built on stilts over the water.
KOH PHI PHI
Two islands are really worth a stop: the larger, Phi Phi Don, has lots of restaurants, provisioning and a lively main street; the smaller island, Phi Phi Lee, has a great anchorage in Maya Bay, a sandy lagoon surrounded by limestone cliffs. Nearby is Viking Cave, an important nesting place for the sea swallows, whose nests are gathered for the famous birds nest soup dish.
KRABI and KOH DAM ISLAND
Krabi has some truly spectacular scenery with its high limestone outcroppings. There are many bays to anchor overnight and you will find restaurants in Krabi Town and Ao Nang.