Phang Nga Bay is about two-hour drive from Phuket. The island found fame through the 1974 Bond film “The Man with the Golden Gun”. Today, it is popularly known as the James Bond Island.
Before going to the island, we ate first in a local restaurant near the bay where delicious Thai food were served. I think among Asian cuisine, Thai food is one of the best! I just loved those spices and herbs mixed on my plate! 🙂 We traveled by a long tail motor boat going to the island. Along the way, we were treated with amazing views of limestone cliffs, mangroves and pillars that jutted out of the the green water of the bay. Also, we got to see the floating Muslim village, Koh Pannyi!
The island was overly crowded when we arrived. It is dotted with tourists and vendors selling souvenirs, food and drinks.The island itself was stunning. It was a bit of a hike over a hill on some dodgy concrete stairs but worth the effort since I got my best photos there. It was a really nice day out despite the hot weather.I loved the scenery, but been there, done that now and feel no need to return.