James Bond Island is located in Phang Nga Bay within the Straits of Malacca, between the island of Phuket and the Malay Peninsula mainland close to southern Thailand. The island’s English nickname derives from the fact that it was the setting for Scaramanga’s lair in the film The man with the Golden Gun, starring Roger Moore as Ian Fleming’s legendary British agent, 007.
Since 1981, a large section of the bay in which the island is located is now protected under Ao Phang Nga National Park, situated in the province of Phang Nga.
The bay contains 42 limestone islands, with caves full of stalactites and stalagmites. About 10,000 years ago, when sea levels were lower, these immense rocks emerged and it was possible to reach the islands of the bay by foot from Phuket all the way down to Krabi.
A local legend explains the islands’ origin as the result of a fierce battle between a brave Thai warrior and a dragon that was fought in the bay – the 42 limestone islands deemed to be the broken tail of the defeated beast.
Phang Nga National Park encompasses shallow marine waters and wetlands with rain forests that bear at least 28 varieties of mangroves and coral reefs.
The park is also home to approximately 88 species of birds, including some that are extremely rare, as well as 82 species of fish, 18 species of reptiles, 3 species of amphibians and 17 species of mammals.
With such a rich and varied natural environment, it’s not surprising that a number of different human cultures also co-exist in the local communities. Fishing is a popular industry, as is harvesting Nypa palm leaves, in addition to catering for the large presence of international tourism that is attracted by the area’s natural beauty.
The original community inhabits the island of Koh Pannyi, a village built on stilts because of the tides that cause a water height increase of more than 2.5 meters.
Populated by Muslim sea gypsies, the village lies in the shadow of a large rock, which stands beside the local mosque’s green dome.
The village currently houses 300 families with an economy that is heavily reliant on international tourism, people from where visit this unique setting in their droves.
Immortalised in cinema history, this famous rock is often used as the backdrop to striking images known in Thailand as ”Koh Tapu”, which means nail, reflecting its wide peak which narrows towards the base..
Transfer Exter Round trip/baht
Panwa,Khao kard 1,200
Koh Sirey 1,200
Naiharn,Rawai,Yanui Saiyuan 200
Leam Hin 100
English Speaking Guide
Drinking Water,Soft drink,Coffee &Tea snack
fresh fruit by the season
Life Jacket Personal Accident Insurance
Canoe with friendly paddler
Roundtrip transfer by air-com minibus.
-Sun block lotion. glasses
-Hat or Cap
-Pick up time from your Hotel (Depend on Zone).
-Depart from Ao Por Pier to Phang nga Bay on Cruiser boat.
-Cruising paradise of Phang nga Bay.
-Panak Island canoeing & explore with Bat cave.
-Visit Panorama points on Hong Island with canoeing.
-Gourmet Lunch on board.
-Hop down to the world famous James bond Islamd Visit Khao Phing Kan.(Since it was featured in the 1974 James bond movie,The Man with the Golden Gun)
-Great swimming ,relaxing at Lawa Island.
Back from Paradise and transfer to hotel.