Months ago, I booked a highly recommended tour with Simba Sea Trips to visit a picturesque local bay, Phang Nga, known for its limestones karsts and sea canoeing excursions. I missed seeing it last time I was in Phuket in the 1990s and didn’t want another opportunity to pass by. This was a splurge for us, but one that promised unforgettable memories. On our speed boat, there were eight other guests and a staff of four to look after our needs. It was a wonderful day out and worth the wait!
I’ll let the photos speak for themselves….
The limestone karsts in the bay
Close-up you can see how their “mushroom” shape as erosion continues
Walking tour of a cave on one of the karsts; Jenn is standing next to the “ice cream cone”
Next up was sea canoeing, where we could see caves only accessible during low tides
View from the canoe, looking out from one of the caves
A larger sea cave
A rare family photo in this scenic area
James Bond Island, site of one of the movies from the 1970s with Roger Moore
This time it’s “The Woman with the Golden Gun”, watch your back, Tim!
A Muslim village, built almost entirely on stilts, clings to the side of a karst. We stopped here for lunch. Previously a site for an Amazing Race game a couple seasons ago (where the check-in was a nearby floating soccer field)
Ending the trip on a deserted, white sand beach for a couple hours of play time and cocktails
Relaxing on the beach