Phuket Day 3
Today we had decided to do one of those all day adventures that were advertised every two feet at a tourist stand in Pa Tong. However, we booked online as we figured it would be much cheaper. It was another cloudy day to start, and poured during some parts of the trip. We were picked up at 8am from where we were staying, and then traveled about an hour or so to where we would depart from.
Our first stop was Hong Lagoon, where we got off the speedboat and got into inflatable kayaks with a guide. The fourth photo on the top row shows a mummy, I'm not sure if it's real or not but the guide pointed it out to us. On a sunny day the water is a clear turquoise, but unfortunately it was never sunny when we were there. Even though it was rainy and cloudy it was still really cool to see this sight.
James Bond Island
Our next stop was James Bond Island or Khao Phing Kan which is where the famous James Bond Movie The Man with the Golden Gun was filmed. It is one of the most visited tourist sights in Phuket, and these pictures do not do this spot justice. You should look up "James Bond Island" and you will see the clear water on a sunny day. When we stopped here it was unfortunately downpouring most of the time we were there.
After seeing James Bond Island we stopped at Panyee Island, which is a Muslim floating village where they served us a buffet lunch. At this point I was starving as I had not eaten any breakfast, so I overindulged and ended up eating way more than I should've. They also had many items for sale, but they were all very expensive so I did not buy anything.
After finishing lunch we headed to Panak Island where we explored a cave. The ground was very slippery and felt like clay. Once we got to the end of the cave, there was a tiny gap in which we could see a beautiful lagoon.
This was our last stop of the day before returning back to the pier to get on the shuttle van to go back. Even in cloudy weather you can see how clear the water is. The water was also very warm. As soon as we stepped foot on this beach there were many hawkers who immediately rushed up to you and tried to sell you drinks and activities. There were many people that were selling jet ski rides, banana boat rides, parasailing, etc. but they were all pricey. Two of us (not me) decided to rent jet skis for twenty-five minutes.
We all had a good time, and made the best out of the bad weather. The experience definitely would've been better with sunny skies, but I have now decided that I will return to Thailand in the future to do this tour once again (but with good weather). If anyone is planning on going to Thailand I would highly recommend the James Bond tour, but to pick your tour company carefully. All in all, it was worth the experience and we were able to book this all day adventure for a very low price.