James Bond Island is a famous landmark in Phang Nga Bay. It first found its way onto the international tourist map through its starring role in the James Bond movie 'The Man with the Golden Gun'. A distinctive feature of this famous bay is the number of sheer limestone cliffs that vertically jut out of the emerald-green water. The bizarre, why-doesn’t-it-fall-over outline of James Bond Island or Koh Tapu lies next to the equally well known Koh Ping Ghan. The entire area surrounding this island is indeed spectacular, but it can get crowded with tourist boats in high season.
James Bond Island is under national park protection, and as a result, no boats of any kind are allowed to go too close to the island because of its precarious position – big on the upper part and relatively slim at the bottom. The two best ways to view James Bond Island are from boats or the small beach on Koh Ping Ghan.
Koh Ping Ghan is another sample of how Mother Nature works her magic. It’s a very high leaning rock that has some small caves inside. It’s pretty amazing and fun to check them all out. On its crowded eastern beach, there are stalls and stands selling knickknack souvenirs, mostly made from shells and woods.
This area is a popular destination for sailing as well as kayaking. Most of the organised tours to James Bond Island are combined with a visit to other popular islands and usually include a stop for a seafood lunch at the charming Koh Panyee – a nearby Muslim fishing village on stilts. Even though tour companies typically hand out plastic bags to protect your camera it is best to bring along a snap-shut waterproof camera bag.
Extra charge for transfer (Pay to the operator by cash)
Location follow- Tri Trang Beach, Kamala/ Rawai, Nai Harn, Surin, Bang Tao, Panwa Beach/ Siray Bay, Outrigger, Laguna Beach, Layan, Nai Yang Beach, Airport Zone /Mai Khao Beach (JW, Renaissance, Sala, Anantara, Holiday Inn Mai Khao).
Extra charge for transfer (Paid to the operator by cash)
• Rawai, Nai Harn, Tri Trang Beach
• Surin, Bang Tao, Kamala, Panwa Beach
• Outrigger, Laguna Beach, Siray Bay
• Layan, Nai Yang Beach, Airport Zone
• Mai Khao Beach (JW, Renaissance, Sala, Anantara, Holiday Inn Mai Khao) :
Extra transfer charge from NETT price as follows :
Cancellation must be made 72 hours before arrival date, last minute cancellations will incur a full rate charge of the price.