Island Hopping in Phuket is an activity you cannot miss and in fact one of the top things to do in Phuket! Phuket is one of the best places you cannot afford to miss on your trip to Thailand. Phuket is famous for its nightlife, beaches, diving, snorkeling and Island hopping.
The tour operators organizing the Island hopping offer snack, soft drinks, a wonderful buffet feast lunch with a good collection of fresh sea food, Snorkeling and Kayaking. There are several tour companies offering day trips to several islands. A single day trip is no good to cover all the islands. Look out for the tour companies (that’s the easiest. they are available every where) and select tours that interests you. The packages offered are almost same price across companies, however, if you could negotiate, you might draw better deals.
Island Hopping in Phuket:
A list of the beautiful islands available on island hopping in Phuket…
- Poda Island
- Chicken Island
- Railey beach
- Tub Island
- James Bond island
- Koh Phi Phi – Maya Bay, Monkey Beach, Viking Cave, Pileh cove
- Koh Lanta
- Phang nga Bay
- Tachai Island (between Surin and similan Islands)
- Rok Islands
- Koh Panyee
- Similan Islands
- Racha Island
- Coral Island
Must Visit Islands: Koh Phi Phi, Coral Island, James Bond island ( if you are short of time, make sure you visit at least these three islands)
Backpacker friendly for longer stays: Koh Lanta is a stunning island, perfect for a honeymoon in Thailand or to rest your souls at backpacker hostels. The island is not as crowded as it peers, has good food and a decent night life. Moreover, the beaches are serene and the water is crystal clear. It is one of the best backpacker destination in Thailand.
Cost: Every Island hopping in Phuket, must cost you roughly around 1500-2000 THB. Remember to skout around for the best prices before choosing the best operator.
Have you been on any of these Island Hopping Trips? Care to share your experience, photos or tips?