Technically located in Phang Nga province to the north of Krabi, we include this trip (which does depart from Krabi) as it is so popular – 007 and Bond Girl wannabes are clearly more common than we thought! You can make like Roger Moore in The Man with The Golden Gun on the tiny island of Koh Khao Ping Gan, which served as Scaramanga’s hideout in the movie, filmed way back in 1974.
The crowds and rows of souvenir stands may sully the experience now, but the trip is made more interesting by other things on the itinerary, not least of which is a wonderful cruise through Phang Nga Bay, which has some of the most astonishing scenery in the world.
You will also visit a traditional floating fishing village at Koh Panyi. The tour – which should really be called a “Phang Nga” trip – can also be combined with other activities, such as a short kayak paddle through the mangroves.
Do note that it is a long drive from Krabi which, combined with picking up / dropping passengers off around various hotels on the group tours, can add up to a good 3 – 4 hours sitting in the minivan. There is no snorkelling or swimming available either as the water in the bay is rather murky.
If you would like to take photographs beyond the usual selfies, we would recommend going it alone. Take a taxi and go very early or late in the day to avoid the crowds – which come from both Krabi and Phuket – and charter a private longtail boat from the pier in Phang Nga. The boat + driver costs 1500 baht for the 2 – 3 hour round trip.
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Last updated: January 30, 2017