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The best island tours from Phuket in 2022

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There are many islands around Phuket that are just waiting to be discovered. While some are easily accessible by water, others require some advance preparation. Thus, participating in the top Phuket island tours will surely make your trip smoother and more enjoyable.

It can be difficult to choose which tour will be worthwhile when there are so many locations to visit and things to do. Therefore, in order to help you, we have listed here the top 5 island trips in Phuket below.

The Best Island Tours in Phuket

1. Phi Phi & Bamboo Islands Trip

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Pricing: Start from 2,115 Baht.

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Tour to Phi Phi seems to be the most popular among all types of travellers, and it’s easy to see why. The islands are stunning, with two bays surrounded by vertical limestone cliffs and numerous snorkelling spots. With this adventure day trip, you’ll get to see the best spots around the islands for both sightseeing and snorkelling.

Your first destination will be Bamboo Island, where you can swim, snorkel, and sunbathe. Then, the tour will take you to Phi Phi Holiday Resort, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch with the beautiful ocean as your view. After your lunch, there’ll be two quick stops to Monkey Beach and Viking Cave. The tour will then continue to Pileh Bay, where you’ll be able to swim in the emerald green waters of Pileh Lagoon. Your last destination is the famous Maya Bay, which is still open until 1 August 2022.

2. Sea Canoe in Phang Nga Bay

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Pricing: Start from 1,725 Baht.

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Visiting the beautiful Phang Nga Bay is a must when in Phuket, and the best way to explore it is by kayaking. Phang Nga Bay is known for its cliffs and caves, which you can only see up close by using a small sea kayak. You’ll be able to get through the smallest channels and into emerald lagoons that larger boats cannot access. Therefore, this tour will give you a fantastic experience and a unique perspective of this striking limestone island.

What makes this tour special is that you get the opportunity to experience Phang Nga Bay at different lights – during the day, at sunset, and by moonlight. The tour starts at midday, where you’ll board a Twin-engine escort boat to the first location. On the first island, you’ll explore one to two caves and hongs. In the afternoon, you’ll be taken to another island to explore more caves and hongs.

3. Phi Phi, Maya Area, Khai and Bamboo Island Snorkeling Day Trip

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Pricing: Start from 989 Baht.

Hotel Pick Up: Available.

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Do you want to discover the beautiful marine life of Phi Phi and Khai Islands? Then this tour is for you. You’ll get an unforgettable experience of swimming in clear blue waters, among colourful fishes and coral reefs. Not only will you snorkel around Khai Island and Phi Phi Island, but you will also be given a chance to visit Maya Bay and Loh Samah Bay.

The tour also includes exploring and sightseeing at Monkey Beach, where you can relax and encounter wild monkeys. In addition, you’ll also get to explore the Viking Cave and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at Phi Phi Don restaurant.

4. James Bond Island Tour Sightseeing

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Pricing: Start from 1,559 Baht.

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James Bond Island is one of the most popular destinations in Phuket. It’s known as James Bond Island because it appeared in 1974’s The Man with the Golden Gun. However, this small needle-shaped island does have an official name: Koh Tapu. Visiting this island is usually a part of any Phang Nga Bay tour, but you can take a separate tour if you want to really explore the island.

The tour will take you to James Bond Island and Ping Gun Island; both appeared in the movie. Then, you can enjoy sea canoeing through a mangrove forest. Around midday, you’ll visit Panyee Village and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, you’ll go to Suwannakhua Temple (Monkey Cave) and relax at a waterfall before the tour ends.

5. Racha Yai, Racha Noi, Coral, or Maiton Island Day Tour

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Pricing: Start from 1,060 Baht

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Visit Racha (Raya) and Coral islands, two of Phuket’s most stunning islands, on an island-hopping day tour. On the islands, look for secluded coves and lovely beaches, or simply unwind on the white sands. In Coral Island, you can engage in a wide range of water sports, including diving, banana boating, and parasailing.

While snorkelling at Racha (Raya) Island, explore the incredible underwater world. Get the chance to see the diverse coral reef and plentiful tropical marine life for yourself.

Of course, there are a ton of other enjoyable island trips you can enjoy for your Phuket holiday, but we think these 5 are among the best. Check out our article on the top 8 things to do in Phuket if you’re seeking further suggestions to help you plan for your upcoming vacation there.

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Cita Catellya

Cita Catellya is a journalist and content writer who covers a range of topics from medical and property to leisure and tourism. Her career began as a copywriter, where she worked with several brands in Indonesia to help them increase their online presence.

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