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Beautiful Phang Nga Bay

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We've been largely hanging around Phuket since Christmas, anchoring off many different beaches and exploring the main island. We made it our mission to try to find spots that had no jet-skis but discovered that on the West coast that was impossible so we fled to the East in search of peace and beauty - finding it in Phang Nga Bay.

Phang Nga is the large bay to the East of Phuket that divides Phuket and Krabi. It is there that the wonderful limestone islands rise up sheer from the water, forming wonderful silhouettes against the sky. We visited James Bond Island, where The Man with Golden Gun was filmed in the '70's – a very cool little island full of caves and closed in bays. The area is famous for its 'hongs', known as 'rooms' in Thailand. These are inland caves or open lagoons enclosed by rock, usually accessed by swimming or kayaking through a narrow, dark cave. The boys love discovering them. The beaches in the South of Krabi – Ao Nang and Railee – are p…