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Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay, Phuket 2024-2025

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Best time: December–March

Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay
Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay
Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay

One of the most beautiful kayaking spots in southern Thailand is located between Phuket and the Malay Peninsula. This place is remarkable and attracts many tourists throughout the year. While kayaking, you'll enjoy limestone caves and explore "Hongs" - the Thai word for "rooms". Phang Nga Bay is full of old and collapsed caves in which you can only get through by canoe or kayak during low tide. The hongs have beautiful jungle flora and fauna inside. This is also where you can find monkeys, birds and many fish.

If you're an experienced kayaker, you can choose to take a self-paddling experience. Alternatively, you can hire and expert guide who will paddle for you, giving you an excellent opportunity to enjoy the scenery and allowing your hands to be free for taking photos!

Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay is available year round with the most suitable months being from December until March. Keep in mind that this is peak tourist season, so expect many passionate tourists eager to go kayaking around Phang Nga Bay.

Practical info

When is the best time to go kayaking in Phang Nga Bay?

Phang Nga Bay provides kayaking opportunities year-round, but December to March, with low humidity, mild temperatures, and lesser rainfall, make the best choice. Although, crowds surge during this time as it's the peak tourist season. Therefore, planning your kayaking trip accordingly becomes crucial. You can opt for shoulder seasons (April to October), with reduced prices and declining crowds, to have an enjoyable experience without waiting in long queues. Show more

Where is Phang Nga Bay located?

Phang Nga Bay finds its location within southern Thailand, between Phuket Island and the Malay Peninsula. It covers an enormous area of nearly 400 sq km and boasts limestone cliffs, caves, and many small eye-catching islands adorning the bay's surroundings. Visitors can easily and conveniently access the bay from Phuket, and numerous kayak tour operators take tourists on memorable kayaking trips through this picturesque landscape. Show more

How do I hire an expert guide for kayaking in Phang Nga Bay?

Kayaking with an expert guide is a good idea if you lack kayaking experience or prefer guidance. Fortunately, hiring expert guides for kayaking trips in Phang Nga Bay is easy, with several kayak tour companies located in Phuket. These companies offer different packages to meet your specific needs, and their tour guides are proficient in several languages. By hiring a tour guide, one can experience the best of the region's history, nature, and local culture while basking in its unmatched scenic beauty. Show more

What are some of the unique features of the limestone caves in Phang Nga Bay?

Phang Nga Bay's limestone caves comprise distinctive features that make them stand out. Once inside, tourists can see breathtaking emerald green walls, adorned with plant life and illuminated limestone formations. Some caves have an opening in the top, which allows sunlight to filter through, creating an ethereal yet mesmerizing natural lighting effect. The caves are a haven for bats, macaques, and birds. However, the most exclusive feature is the 'hongs', hidden lagoons within the caves that kayaks and canoes can access during low tides. Show more

When is the peak tourist season in Phang Nga Bay?

Phang Nga Bay draws many tourists throughout the year, with a noticeable surge from December to March, making it the peak season. You can expect low rainfall, and with ideal kayaking and sightseeing conditions. Nevertheless, the peak season comes by with long queues and large crowds. To avoid the hassles of over-crowding and make the most of cheaper rates, it is recommended to visit Phang Nga Bay during the shoulder seasons from April to October. Show more

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