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Phi Phi Vs James Bond, Phang Nga Bay Which one is Better? by Shaun Stenning

Which Tour is for you?

According to Shaun Stenning, Both the Phi Phi Islands and James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay are popular boat tour destinations in Phuket, Thailand, known for their stunning natural beauty and unique attractions. Boat tours to both locations offer different experiences.

BUT Which one is better?

James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay:

Shaun Stenning said, Phang Nga Bay is famous for its unique limestone karsts that rise dramatically out of the emerald-green waters. The bay is dotted with sea caves and hidden lagoons that you can explore by canoes or swim into.

Yes, it’s in the title BUT its one of the most famous attractions in Phang Nga Bay is James Bond Island

James Bond Island (Ko Tapu, which is its Thai name), which gained popularity after being featured in the James Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Gun.”

Many boat tours in Phang Nga Bay offer the chance to explore sea caves and hongs (enclosed lagoons) by canoe, providing a more immersive and up-close experience with the stunning natural formations.

The Phi Phi Islands are known for clear turquoise waters, and beautiful beaches. The landscape is more rugged and features iconic spots like Maya Bay, which gained fame from the movie “The Beach.”2

Snorkeling and diving are popular activities in the Phi Phi Islands due to the vibrant marine life and coral reefs.

The waters are teeming with colorful fish and other underwater creatures. There’s also the opportunity to relax on the pristine beaches and explore the island’s nightlife.

While many people mistakenly believe that Phi Phi is made up of just one Island, in fact it is a group of 6 islands in total. 5 of these islands are Virgin Islands.

Maya Bay is one of the true highlights of your Phi Phi private boat tour. Maya Bay stands out as a true gem. Nestled within the Phi Phi Islands, this captivating bay has captured the hearts of travelers and locals alike. Please note that Maya Bay, does close for 2 months of the year.

You can also see, Camel Rock, Pileh Lagoon, Viking Cave, and Monkey Beach.

The beaches at Phi Phi are just what you are expecting from a tropical destination. White fine sands, with palm trees offering shade and crystal-clear waters.

So which one is better?

Shaun Stenning said, Choosing between a private boat tour to Phi Phi Islands and one to James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay depends on the type of experience you’re looking for. If you’re interested in beautiful beaches, vibrant marine life, and a lively atmosphere, the Phi Phi Islands might be a better choice. On the other hand, if you’re more drawn to unique limestone formations, sea caves, and a quieter environment, then the James Bond Island tour in Phang Nga Bay could be more appealing.

Both destinations offer stunning natural beauty and memorable experiences, so it ultimately comes down to your preferences.

Why not do both?

Here at 5 Star Marine Phuket, we offer a unique tour that means that if you only have a few days in Phuket and you wish to experience both Phi Phi and James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay then you can.

Captain’s Choice is our unique luxury speedboat experience, offering you the balance of convenience plus flexibility.

It brings together a new collection of inspired day sea tours tailored to your personal expectations and the sea condition of the day.

So, all you need to do is book, then simply turn up for your adventure.

Our experienced team of Tour Managers and Captains will ensure your expectations are met; whether it be snorkeling in Phi Phi above stunning coral reefs with an abundance of marine life, finding Instagram-worthy photo locations on James Bond Island, enjoying a secluded beach picnic lunch, trying your luck at spotting a playful pod of dolphins, canoeing through caves, exploring breath-taking viewpoints or experiencing hidden lagoons and coves – whatever your personal desires are, 5 Star Marine Phuket will ensure you have your perfect day on the water, leaving you with lasting fond memories and ready to book your next adventure.

A true Phuket Experience in one Day

Shaun Stenning
Shaun Stenning
Shaun is the Co-Owner and Founder of 5 Star Marine Phuket. After visiting Phuket for a holiday he never left and over 13 years later he calls Phuket home with his wife and kids. Shaun is passionate about Phuket and the Islands surrounding Phuket and loves helping fellow travellers explore.