No film director could ever dream up such a breathtaking setting. As far as the eye can see, it abounds in bright green and blue, and a mystical landscape of thousands of rock formations that rise out of the emerald waters like monuments of eternity. It's one of the few occasions in the world where you can still watch (some) people put down their phones and just enjoy the overwhelming beauty instead of trying to force it through the camera lens.
The approximately 120 islands of Phang Nga Bay offer every imaginable opportunity to experience pure nature and to explore secluded beaches, hidden tidal caves, hidden lagoons and laid-back locals at unique villages like from another age on a few square kilometers.
While of course many tour operators bring guests from all over the world to this beauty, the best way to enjoy the unique atmosphere and stunning scenery is on a private yacht. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity guaranteed to be unforgettable.
Ko Yao Yai in Phang Nga Bay is the larger of the two big islands in the Ko Yao Archipelago. Its name simply means 'big long island', in contrast to its sister island Ko Yao Noi (Little long Island).
Two worlds meet here: On the one hand, you can still get to know the old Thialand here, Thailand that seemed untouched before tourism came. On the other hand, some of the best hotels in Thailand are represented on Yao Yai.
The island offers some beaches, discovery tours by bike or moped, and of course some infrastructure, albeit much more rudimentary than, for example, in Phuket.
One of the insider tips of the Phang Nga National Park: Koh Hong Island, which has not yet been discovered by mass tourism. Hong means "space" in Thai, and you quickly learn why the island is so called: Every day - in a period of just half an hour - you can swim or wade through a narrow gap in the rock and arrive at a grotto surrounded by cliffs, which is open at the top. A very exotic room...
A dreamy beach in the midst of this unreal environment is just waiting guest which like to enjoy the exclusive envoirement.
Most of us will never, like 007 in "The Man with the Golden Gun," dove into the fantastic scenery of Phang Nga Bay in a seaplane and hunt down evil criminals in underground facilities hiding under one of the spiky rock formations. But it is still worth visiting this wondrous spot, which Hollywood gave it its name "James Bond Island", and admire the unmistakable silhouette.
Koh Panyee is a fantastic example of Asian pragmatism: Because Malay fishermen in the late 18th century were unable to purchase land in Thailand, the nomads built this famous floating village on stilts in the sea. Today the village is a permanent fixture and home to around 1,700 descendants. They even built a whole soccer field on the water...
Koh Panak is located southwest of Koh Hong, where there are many caves and hidden lagoons around the island. Some caves can be reached by kayak, others have a very high entrance that tourists have to climb. The most popular attractions are Khang Khao Cave, Ice Cream Cave and Gong Gang Cave
Koh Kudu is a small group of islands and affords good shelter in both seasons. A useful stopover when heading south from Phang Nga for Krabi.
The small island of Koh Nok is ideal for a trip to lunch or sunset.
You can also climb a small hill from where you have a great view of the area. However, the way there is very steep and can only be managed with the help of ropes.
Value Added Tax (VAT) is a tax that is levied on consumer goods and services in almost every country in the world and, similar to the US sales tax, increases the final price for consumers accordingly. The current VAT rate in Thailand is 7%.
This tax revenue is used to finance public facilities such as piers and jetties, staff and Marinne rescue services.
ATTENTION: Nobody likes to pay taxes, which is why some providers of yachts waive VAT for their customers in order to be able to act more cheaply than the legal competition. However, companies that offer services without VAT are acting illegally and thereby also putting their customers in an illegal position that can be prosecuted by the government. A business transaction without VAT is illegal by definition, which is why no insurance cover or legal claim to correct service provision can be granted in this case.
Since our yacht charters also have many corporate customers who are exempt from VAT, we show our prices net and add the VAT in the online cost estimate in order to offer all customers the highest possible cost transparency.