BAY OF WONDERS: CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE ON PANG NGA BAY
The James Bond films have always showcased a jet-set lifestyle of luxury and adventure, setting the trend for lavish international travel. Indeed, after the release of The Man with the Golden Gun in the 1970s, tourist numbers in Thailand started to steadily climb as many wanted to experience this exotic destination for themselves.
No trip to the south is complete without a visit to the place that started it all. Koh Phing Kan and Koh Tapu, known universally as James Bond Island, feature a fascinating pillar of limestone that juts 20 meters out of the water and was the set of the villain's hideaway.
However, James Bond Island is only part of the story: set among a stunning array of over 40 dramatic islands - Pang Nga Bay - there is plenty more to see and do in what resembles Thailand's own Ha Long Bay. On a private boat tour, you will get to sample the best the bay has to offer, or choose and customise your own adventure.
Explore nearby limestone caves and lagoons by sea kayak, eat lunch with the locals in a village built entirely on the sea at Panyee Island, or witness rock paintings over 4000 years old at Koh Kian. And, if you're lucky, sneak in a private swim on a hidden beach at Koh Hong while the tide is out.
As this is a private tour operated by Casa de La Flora, of course beer and other refreshments will be provided, and all needs can be accounted for such as secluded picnic lunches. Let us build your special adventure when you next stop by!
Pang Nga Adventures:
Swim at the gorgeous beaches of Koh Hong (top left), take in the sights at James Bond Island (above), discover daily life at a village on the water, Koh Panyee (below), or kayak among limestone cliffs and caves (bottom).