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Phuket is known to be the largest rain forested island situated in the Andaman Sea that has some of the most popular beaches in Thailand. But aside from this, it is also well-known for its other 32 smaller islands off its coast.

Here are some of the top island destination around Phuket.

1. Koh Phi Phi Island

Koh Phi Phi is the main attraction to Krabi and Phuket. It is considered the most beautiful and breathtaking island in Thailand. It consists of stunning rock formations and clear turquoise water with colorful marine life. The famous and well-known island in Koh Phi Phi are the Maya Bay (where “The Beach” movie was filmed), Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Ley.

 

2. James Bond Island

Khao Phing Kan or known as the James Bond Island (the island was featured in the movie “The Man with the Golden Gun”) is a famous landmark in Pang Nga Bay. This spectacular island is famous on number of sheer limestone cliffs that are vertically stick out from the emerald green water.

 

3. Koh Yao Island

Koh Yao is situated half way between Phuket and Krabi which is famous on sandy shores, mangroves, rubber plantations and fishing villages. The island is rich in corals and has variety of diving sites such as the King Cruiser Wreck (near Anemone Reef) and the pinnacles of Shark Point.

 

4. Coral Island

Coral Island or Koh Hae is well-known for its shallow coral reefs with colorful fish making it an excellent place for snorkeling. Other exciting activities this island has to offer are beach diving, sea walking, parasailing, canoeing, and banana boating.

 

5. Similan Island

Similan Island features a low-lying limestones formation covered with thick forest. The island is a home to crab-eating monkeys, dusky langurs, squirrels, bats, lizards and plenty of birds. This place is also one of the best diving site in Thailand because of the colorful fish and other marine life to check out for.

There are plenty to see and know more about Phuket and its surroundings, so what are you waiting for? Visit this spectacular and one of a kind paradise in Thailand.

Thanks to https://theculturetrip.com/asia/thailand/articles/5-amazing-islands-within-reach-of-phuket-thailand/ for the information.

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