Phang Nga Bay is one of the most impressive attractions near Phuket. You can sail north east from Phuket to Phang Nga in about two hours. We will set up your cruise to suit your individual preferences and dates, as well as the weather.
Phang Nga Bay’s breath-taking scenery stretches out over an area of almost 500 km², 30 miles northeast from Phuket.
It is truly an ideal place for catamarans. You could sail around here for months, and still find new bays and rivers to explore, or visit the temples in the caves. There are also beautiful mangrove forests all around.
Sailing in Phang Nga
Phang Nga Bay is famous for its “Hongs” (which translates as “rooms”)
These tall, sandstone islands have collapsed in the middle, and the cliffs that formed inside surround lagoons, which, depending on the tides, you can explore via kayak or dinghy.
Countless sandstone formations rise up vertically out of the sea, up to 350 meters high – a sight that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.
Some of these craggy islands house the Hongs, as described above.
Long, chimney-like sandstone pipes open up to the sky, and you’ll feel as though you were standing in the crater of a long extinct volcano.
It’s worth the effort getting there, because once inside the Hongs, you’ll get to enjoy an unparalleled sense of calm and a gorgeous, truly unique atmosphere
Many of the sandstone islands and cliffs have a network of caves running through them, which you can safely explore by kayak, dinghy, or even on foot.
You can also observe the rare flora and fauna from the shore.
In the late afternoon, you can overhear the macaque monkeys hunt for their favorite food – crabs!
Other attractions include Rai Le Beach, definitely one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, as well as the famous Phi Phi Islands, which offer not only a breath-taking natural landscape, but also a lively nightlife.