Phuket has been blessed with a beautiful coastline, calm-water bays and nearby island gems to explore. One of the greatest experiences here is to cruise, snorkel and lunch in these magnificent locations.
The different marinas on the east Phuket coast are approximately a 45 minutes’ drive from the resort. Rosewood Phuket works with preferred cruise partners; please let us know your desired destination and date and it will be our pleasure to find the most suit-able excursion for you.
The most popular destinations:
Phi Phi Island Full Day Excursion
Phang Nga Bay Half/Full Day Excursion
Krabi Half/Full Day Excursion
Similan Island Full Day Excursion
PHI PHI ISLANDS
This is an absolutely stunning group of islands located 35 miles southeast of Phuket. It can take from one to two hours to reach by sea depending on conditions so it is a full-day adventure.
Snorkeling is excellent here in the clear waters of blue and green. The islands came to worldwide prominence when Maya Bay was used as a location for the film The Beach. At Monkey Beach you can see the adorable animals scampering close by and it’s also a beautiful spot for snorkeling. The Phi Phi Islands are the most popular islands near Phuket so you definitely won’t be alone here.
PHANG NGA BAY
Here you’ll see beautiful limestone cliffs and rock formations, as well as mangrove forests and small and charming islands. Among them are Koh Tapu, known as James Bond Island, where The Man With The Golden Gun was partly filmed, and the interesting Sea Gypsy Village is within easy reach. Phanak and Hong Islands are known for their caves and lagoons. Phang Nga is not a snorkeling location but is suitable for swimming.
Hong Island is well-known for its craggy, sheer limestone cliffs, dense mangrove forests and views of many offshore islands. There is fine snorkeling along the beach, pleasant sandy strolls and a relaxing and quiet area by a lagoon. At low tide, there is an amazing long white sand bank connecting Chicken Island, Tub Island and Mor Island. Poda Island is also a beautiful spot for snorkeling in crystal clear water.
These nine uninhabited tropical islands in the Andaman Sea offer you first-class snorkeling and diving. They’re famous for their white sand beaches, fringed by extensive coral reefs in crystal clear blue water with a rich variety of fish life. The islands themselves are covered by tropical rainforest with large granite boulders in unusual rock formations. The islands are officially open to the public from October 15th to May 15th, but dates may vary each year depending on the weather.