Prefer a seafaring voyage? Begin by flying into Phuket, the largest island in Thailand, and join up with a tour group that will take you around the western islands via cruise ship or catamaran. Spend the morning exploring Phuket or relaxing on the beach, and then spend the afternoon sailing toward the Northern Phuket Islands. Overnight on the ship or catamaran.
In the morning, arrive at Khao Phing Kan, also called “James Bond Island” because it was the location for The Man with the Golden Gun. After touring the island, arrive at Railay Beach, where you can go hiking, see the Shrine of the Sea Princess, or experience the active nightlife. Spend the night on the ship or catamaran.
Set sail for the national park Koh Haa, where you can swim, dive, or snorkel in the lagoons. Kayaking and sunbathing are also options. Overnight on the ship or catamaran.
Arrive in Koh Phi Phi, a small archipelago with six islands. Depending on which islands your trip decides to visit, you can climb to the top of the viewpoint for a breathtaking view of the Thai Islands, get up close and personal with the monkeys on Monkey Beach, or enjoy the fire shows and other cultural entertainment in the evening.
Before setting off for Koh Racha Noi, pass by Maya Bay, the location for the Leonardo DiCaprio movie The Beach. When you arrive at Koh Racha Noi, relax on the beach or go diving in the deep waters.
Return to Phuket. Prepare for your flight home or to your next destination.