James Bond Island, Phuket

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    The James Bond Island tour

    by austarman Updated Jul 29, 2007

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    The unusual rock at James Bond Island
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    This is a great bus and boat tour to do and you can organize it at any travel or tour agent in Patong.
    There are many types of trips to do that include James Bond Island and Phang-na so take your pick between a full or half day tour depending on how big a night you want to have the night before I suppose.
    The (Sims) half day trip that I did doesn't leave Patong until late morning or lunchtime and will pick you up from your hotel if your are staying in Patong.
    The bus trip includes a visit to the the Buddhist elephant caves and the Muslim fishing village and a long tail boat ride from Phangna to James Bond Island.

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    James Bond Island Tour

    by stevemt Written Apr 18, 2007

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    This is a full day out including lunch at a floating Islamic Village (no booze allowed)

    It starts of going off the island into Thailand proper to a property that sells refreshment, and you also get an elephant ride in a jungle type setting - quite fun. There is also an elephant show.

    You then progress to the coast and get in a type of long boat and jet off to the Islamic Village built over the water for a beautiful lunch and time to wander round and of course shop.

    Then back to the boat and off to James Bond Island. This is part of a national park and is quite beautiful. Its called James Bond Island as one of the Bond films was shot here.

    After this, you get to do some ocean kyaking seeing some of the caves and sights that are available to the tourist.

    Then back to the bus and back to the resort/hotel.

    Well worth the day

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    Attack Fransisco Scaramanga's Laser Cannon

    by genie47 Updated Dec 22, 2006

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    This photo was taken secretly with great risk
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    Usually brochures at the airport or hotel will give information to book a tour to Scaramanga's Laser Cannon Facility.

    Usually involves a boat ride and is usually packaged together with elephant rides, ox cart rides and canoe visits to Phang Nga Bay.

    Take it for a day out. The fee includes lunch on a floating village.

    If you want to shave THB200-300 off the tour, book the tour direct and not through the hotel/resort concierge.

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    James Bond 007 Island

    by chatterley Written Jun 16, 2006

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    After having lunch at Koh Panyee, the next stop of our tour took us to Khao Ping Kan, more popularly known as "James Bond Island", as some parts of the film (The Man with the Golden Gun) was shot here in 1974. It was drizzling when we reached the island (well, it is the rainy season in Phuket, and we were considered lucky that it wasn't raining as heavily as the previous day!), but that failed to dampen our spirits. We braved the rain and took these pictures.

    There are some stalls that sold souvenirs on this small stretch of beach, most of them selling sea shells and jewelry fashioned from the shells. If you don't intend to buy, just ignore the sellers... I find them a tad aggressive on their selling tactics. One of them kept pulling my arm and asked me to visit her stall, although I told her that I wasn't interested. In the end, I just turned and walked off.

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    James Bond Island

    by samantha_chee Written May 22, 2006

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    James Bond Island

    It has nothing special there but a rock "standing in the middle of the sea by itself.

    You'll SEE the rock from the beach (approx. 20 m away) and take pictures. That's is!However, i strongly recommend trip to James Bond Island trip, with kayaking type package. It's fun!

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    Skip Phi Phi head for James Bond Island

    by stappm Updated Oct 21, 2005

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    James Bond Island

    Perhaps the best day trip on Phuket Island - If you have to choose one tour, pass the Phi Phi and go to James Bond. Either way you'll end up sunning/snokeling on the very same Island in the afternoon - all the boats (with all the company's) go there. But on the James Bond Tour you'll see the Mangrove Forests, Lunch at a Muslim fishing village built on stilts above the water, see the amazing landscapes and beautiful blue waters of the islands, and snorkel. We went on 3 boat tours with 3 different company's. They were so similar, no real difference in ammenities - but the James Bond tour stood out. Phi Phi Island is further out to sea and even in the calmer morning waters it can be a very jarring trip. Be careful if a storm is forcasted - your inners & back could be hurtin later. James Bond Island is amid the intercoastal waterways and therefore more protected from the weather and rough sea.

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    The Man With The Golden....

    by namidub Written Oct 20, 2005

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    It is basically a very small island which held the shooting of the film James Bond : The Man with the golden gun, hence the name.Well nothing much to see here other than the picturesque view and of course stalls selling overpriced items to tourist.(refer to my Tourist Trap tips) Wouldnt really recommend,but most of the seacanoeing trip do stop over here.So,just have a look and snap some photos.

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    Great Boat Trip

    by Paulie52 Written Oct 4, 2005

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    We took a van trip for about an hour to get over to a large estuary area on the east side of Phuket for the "James Bond Island Tour." Stopped along the way and saw a cave and fed some monkeys as well.

    Without a doubt the best part was the boat trip out to the island and the almost surreal topography out among the islands. Without a doubt the most beautiful place I saw down there... James Bond Island itself wasn't anything special, but the rest of the trip was fantastic.

    If memory serves it was something like $20-$30. The van ride wasn't great, but definitely worth it!

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    by Clozzie Written Oct 4, 2005

    We arrived at James Bond Island by longtail boat as part of a 3 in 1 tour. The sea mountains and islands around this area are stunning, although James Bond Island also has stalls and hawkers which did detract slightly from it's beauty. However the 'nail' island off it was unspoiled, and it was a good spot to go for a swim to cool off - however be warned there is mud, not sand, out from the shallows which makes for an unpleasant shock if you put your feet down!

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    by DebbieUK Written Sep 22, 2005

    Would recommend without hesitation the trip to James Bond Island. If you are staying in South Phuket (we were at Kata Beach) it is a couple of hours on a coach, but absolutely worth it (and I hate long coach journeys!!) The journey out there through Phang Nga Bay is breathtaking and James Bond island is just stunning. You can swim out the the rock at high tide, and explore around the tiny island. A fantastic day out.

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    3 in 1- Afternoon James Bond Tour

    by faridah Updated Jul 7, 2005

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    We were picked up from the hotel at about 12pm and had quite a long 1-11/2 hour coach ride to Suwankuha Temple(Monkey Cave), our first stop.

    We did not really enjoy the place as there were lots of wild monkeys always following us around to try to get food or grab food fom you.

    Next we had the long boat ride to see the 32 sea mountains of Phang nga bay. These mountains are really magnificent and awesome. Beautiful!

    Then we stop at the amazing James Bond Island. The mountains and rock formations are incridible.A must see to really see the beautiful unspoilt side of Phuket which Phuket town and Patong are not able to offer.

    Then we were taken to Panyee Island or the floating fishing village. This is a muslim village so the first thing we did was tucked in for late lunch. The whole village is build on water and its quite an experience! Wish I had more time to explore the place.

    I managed to get good bargains on some materials and bracelets here. Bargaining is a must. Always lower 1/2 or better 3/4 of the price quoted, walk away and you will get the price you want.

    Price for this trip: 700 baht adults
    500 baht kids
    Got a discount for 2 kids-free.

    Definitely a must go!

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    Be the next Bond !!

    by GK2005 Written Jun 30, 2005

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    James Bond Island is a small stretch of land in the Andaman Sea that can be reached from Phuket on a day trip. The island was named after James Bond, the British spy who conquered his nemesis, the Man with the Golden Gun, in these islands. The island is even more attractive in reality than portrayed in that movie. As the boat closes in on the island, the dramatic scenery really hits you hard and takes your breath away. The island has a very small beach on one side which has clear unmuddied waters. Its very pleasant to walk along this beach though during the summer season, the throng of tour boats might make it difficult to walk freely.

    As you climb the rocks and cross over to the other side, there is a long walking bridge which also acts as a pier for the boats. On one side of this walking bridge is a huge rock formation that acts as a refuge from the sun when it gets really hot. This is another location for some scintillating photography.

    There are no accomodation facilities here and so no overnight stay is possible. Since the island is very tiny, there are not many shops either, so its better to carry food and other items while visiting this place. There are also no visible remnants in this place about the James Bond movie that was filmed here many years ago. However, the island is still pristine and unspoilt which makes it very pleasant to visit and enjoy.

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    James Bond Island

    by Tina-Perth Updated May 31, 2005

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    James Bond Island, famous for the James Bond film "Man with the Golden Gun" is another example of the dramatic limestone 'karsts' of the Phang Nga Bay area. Huge, sheer limestone cliffs rising out of the ocean. Somehow trees and other foliage plants have managed to take root on these rocky outcrops. Streaked with orange colours, they make a vivid contrast against the green sea and blue sky.

    The beach on James Bond Island is like many of the beaches on the Phang Nga islands in that it is covered in shells rather than sand.

    Be prepared for the children sent to sell you postcards. They follow you around, begging you to buy. They start at 100 baht and end up at 1 baht. They wouldn't believe us when we said we had no money, but we had indeed left it on the boat and were just carrying our cameras.

    There is a tourist area there which we didn't visit as we didn't have the energy to fight off people trying to 'flog' tourist junk to us and it was down on the beach. We had a better view of the bay from the top of the hill.

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  • Canooing ...

    by diana_caroline85 Written Apr 24, 2005

    You have to go cannoing .... the tour people take you to different caves, where you can take amazing photos, they will give you lunch and then take you for a swim.
    I paid 105BAHT per person (it goes from about 9am to 5.30pm) - Be aware that I actually paid an overpriced tour - you can get them cheaper from the locals.

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    Phuket Fantasea

    by jenn2k Written Dec 28, 2004

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    Phuket Fantasea Theatre - Palace of the Elephants

    Its a cutural theme park. Lots of souvenir shops and games await. The ticket can include dinner. Then you will see the Phuket Show. It's spectacular, acribatics, live elephants, amazing laser lights effect, rain, costumes and just the actors performing in the Kamala epic... It was truly unforgettable.

    There are lots of booking agents that can book you a ticket. Or you can just buy your ticket when you get there.

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