Low season in Phuket takes place between May and October, but you can still experience flashes of brilliant weather between sudden rainfalls on the island. Even on cloudy days, you still can explore Phuket’s peripheral islands that lay largely to the east of the island.
Step back in time on the untouched Koh Yao Noi or spot hornbills on Coral Island. Many of these islands are just a short speedboat or longtail boat ride away from Phuket, making them popular among those who want a quieter beach to lounge on during their holiday.
- Phuket FantaSea Cultural Theme Park
- Phi Phi Islands Tour with Express Boat
- James Bond Island Full-Day Tour via Big Boat
- Coral & Racha Islands Full-Day Tour
- Whitewater Rafting & 4-Wheel-Drive Adventure
- Sea Kayaking at Ang Thong Marine Park
- Flying Hanuman Ziplining Experience
- Canoeing Excursion in Phang Nga Bay with Thai Buffet Lunch
- Introduction to City Tour
- John Gray's Cave Canoeing Tour in Phang Nga Bay
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Koh Rang Yai is about 5 km off the east coast of Phuket. A 1-km long beach occupies on its western part, which gets busy daytrippers to Phang Nga Bay.
The southward current gently carries you parallel to the whole length of the beach. The water is also almost at body temperature, between 25°C to 35°C.
There are several paths for you to stroll, hike or cycle. You’ll also notice a volleyball net, small football pitch, an air-gun shooting range, and even a mini-golf course. Read More...
- Location: Ko Kaeo, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Coral Island (Koh Hae) is a getaway destination located 3 km southeast of Phuket. The island has 2 main beaches: Long Beach and Banana Beach. Snorkelling off Banana Beach is thrilling – if you go out far enough from Long Beach, you'll find an impressive coral reef as well.
The island is beautifully calm at night, but quite busy with island-hoppers during the day. You can get to Coral Island by renting a longtail boat at either Rawai Beach or Chalong Pier. Read More...
- Location: Ko He, Rawai, Muang, Phuket, Thailand
Coconut Island is around 5 minutes of Phuket’s east coast via longtail boat. This peaceful place offers agro-tours and homestays with local families, as well as boat tours of its rich mangrove forests. You can also rent a bicycle and ride past lush forests and wooden stilt houses.
- Location: Hat Sai Ri, Muang, Chumphon, Thailand
Koh Bon is a small island located around 2 km off Rawai Beach, on the southeastern coast of Phuket. Spanning 1.2 km at its longest and 500 metres at its widest, it has a variety of wildlife such as hermit crabs, monitor lizards, local birds, and insects.
This rocky islet is dotted with tiny sand coves, with 2 main landing spots: Bon Island Restaurant and Long Beach. The southwestern coast of Koh Bon is excellent for good snorkelling and swimming. Read More...
- Location: Koh Bon, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Koh Yao Noi is only a 1-hour ferry ride from Phuket’s Bang Rong Pier. Boats often make a short stop on Koh Yao Yai, before crossing to Koh Yao Noi, located around 8 minutes away. You can hire longtail boats at Ao Po Pier for charter to Koh Yao.
While on the island, motorbikes or bicycles are excellent for exploring its largely flat coastal roads. Some shops have sea kayaks for rent, though most hotels and bungalows also offer these (usually for free). You can also arrange for day trips to Koh Hong, located on the Krabi coastline. Read More...
- Location: Phang-nga Bay, Thailand