Some people travel to Phuket for the beaches and the world famous night life scene, while the more daring holiday makers looking to get among the natural beauty of the island and surrounding areas. Tours beyond Phuket Island include Maya Bay, Phi Phi Island, kayaking in Phang Nga Bay/James Bond Island and Diving in the Islands Similin.
There are a wide variety of tours and activities in Phuket Island itself such as Elephant Trekking through the rain forest of exotic, ATV tours, world class golf or just rent a motorbike and explore the several beaches like Phuket Karon, Kata and Kamala, Surin. You could spend all day in Phuket Town itself where you will find a number of tourists. This is where you can get a real taste of Thailand are far from tourist cities such as Patong has been built specifically for international travellers. Each time you visit Phuket, You can be sure to find something new to do.
The most popular of all Phuket Tours is a day trip to Phi Phi Island. Located in the clear waters of the Andaman just 50 kilometres south/west of Phuket, Phi Phi Island is the main attraction where tourists can enjoy a snorkel and explore the stunning beaches. Most tours to Phi Phi Island will stop by Maya Bay where visitors will be treated to the high cliffs of up to 100 meters on three sides. The underwater reef habitats in the region and a variety of exotic fish found here are other features. There are several options to consider when planning a tour of Phi Phi Island.
The most popular is the ferry ride day including lunch, snorkeling equipment and transfers to and from your hotel. It can cost as little as $ 30 and holds around 200 passengers. One-way ride itself takes about an hour and a half to reach the Phi Phi Island. Speed boat tour can reach the island in about 40 minutes and take about 25 passengers. This tour can be exhilarating, bumpy and much more personal because you get better access to some of the more exotic locations. The speed boat tour can cost around $ 80 for the day includes hotel transfers. If you have time in your schedule, it might be a good idea to spend at least one night on Phi Phi Island. This is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Patong Beach since there are no motor vehicles or motorcycles are allowed on the island and this is clearly visible. On the island you will find several nightclubs, bars, restaurants and spa centers. Although the island is popular all year round, due to weather conditions, November to April is an ideal time to get around this area but attendance would be much higher. The island is now completely recovered from the tsunami of 2004.