Ao Phang Nga National Park

Ao Phang Nga National Park featuring general coastal views, mountains and forest scenes
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Famed for its sheer vertical cliffs emerging dramatically from pristine waters, this location also starred in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun.

Ao Phang Nga National Park covers 155 square miles (400 square kilometers). This includes a large area of the very north of the Malacca Strait, as well as some 40 islands and a section of the mainland just to the north of Phuket Island. The towering limestone landscapes were shaped by mainland fault movements, rain and wind over millions of years.

Most recognizable is James Bond Island and the nearby and much-photographed Ko Tapu, meaning “nail.” This spike-shaped limestone formation looks as though it was speared into the shallow bay.

Dotted throughout the national park are limestone caves and small sandy beaches. The densely forested islands and calm water are home to an abundance of wildlife, especially reptiles. Local fishermen still use four main waterways that run through the park in a north-south direction and are lined with mangroves, the largest mangrove forest left in the country.

Jump aboard any one of the many tour boats that head out daily to explore the waters. Check out the options and choose whether you want to spend time exploring the waterways, swim off deserted beaches, visit limestone caves or all three. If you are feeling energetic, tour the islands by canoe. This is a great way to explore less-visited areas and get away from the crowds. True romantics can arrange a private tour for two for a champagne lunch on a deserted beach.

Many tours include a stop at Ko Panyi, a small Muslim fishing village built on stilts off one of the islands. Taste fresh seafood and pick up handcrafted souvenirs from friendly locals.

Ao Phang Nga National Park is a true natural wonderland, and a chance to make deserted island dreams a reality, if only for a day. Most tour companies provide transfers from hotels in the popular spots around Phuket to the boats.

Top Hotels Close to Ao Phang Nga National Park

Phu Nga Hotel
Phu Nga Hotel
3 out of 5
45/65 Phetkasem rd, Muang, Phang Nga, Phang Nga, 82000
The price is $16 per night from Sep 14 to Sep 15
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Phang Nga. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Ao Phang Nga National Park ...
Phu Nga Hotel
White House
White House
3 out of 5
701 Moo 9 Tambon Taichang, Amphoe Muang, Phang Nga, 82000
The price is $19 per night from Aug 20 to Aug 21
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Phang Nga. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Popular attractions Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Park and Phung Chang Cave ...
3.6/5 Good! (10 reviews)
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Reviewed on Mar 12, 2018

White House
Baan Rim Nam Resort
Baan Rim Nam Resort
2.5 out of 5
64/2 Moo.3, Tumnamphud, Phang Nga, Phang Nga, 82000
Stay at this hotel in Phang Nga. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Popular attractions Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Park and Phung Chang Cave are located ...
3.4/5 Good! (7 reviews)
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Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Baan Rim Nam Resort
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Mhontong Homestay
Mhontong Homestay
3 out of 5
165/2 Moo 3, Laem Sak, Ao Luek, Krabi, 81110
The price is $15 per night from Aug 20 to Aug 21
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Phu Nga Hotel
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3 out of 5
45/65 Phetkasem rd, Muang, Phang Nga, Phang Nga, 82000
The price is $16 per night from Sep 14 to Sep 15
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White House
White House
3 out of 5
701 Moo 9 Tambon Taichang, Amphoe Muang, Phang Nga, 82000
The price is $19 per night from Aug 20 to Aug 21
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Baan Rim Nam Resort
Baan Rim Nam Resort
2.5 out of 5
64/2 Moo.3, Tumnamphud, Phang Nga, Phang Nga, 82000
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Bor Saen Villa & Spa
Bor Saen Villa & Spa
4 out of 5
19/3 Moo 1, Tambol Bor Saen, Amphur, Thap Pud, Phang Nga, Phang Nga, 82180
The price is $73 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
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Katathong Golf Resort & Spa
Katathong Golf Resort & Spa
3.5 out of 5
51 Moo 4 Thung Kha Ngok, Amphoe Mueang, Phang Nga, Thailand, 82000
The price is $27 per night from Sep 18 to Sep 19
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Sametnangshe Boutique
Sametnangshe Boutique
2.5 out of 5
90 Moo 2, Klong Kiean, Takua Thung, Phang Nga, 82130
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TreeHouse Villas - Adults Only
TreeHouse Villas - Adults Only
5 out of 5
24 Moo 4, T.Koh Yao Noi, A.Koh Yao, Ko Yao, Phang Nga, 82160
The price is $262 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 8
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Nernkhao Resort
Nernkhao Resort
4 out of 5
159 Moo 4 Khok Kloi, Phetkrasam Rd, Takua Thung, Phang Nga, 82140
Nernkhao Resort
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