I had an increased level of excitement about seeing James Bond Island when we came into view of the island while approaching on a traditional Thailand long-tail boat. The island itself is beautiful but it has an extra appeal to it because it was a remote tropical location in a James Bond movie. Many times when visiting famous places that are featured in movies they may not be as nice as they appear to be in the movie but James Bond Island is actually better than I anticipated.
James Bond Island is one of the top must see places for people visiting Phuket for several reasons:
- The location is spectacular as it is in the heart of Phang Nga Bay. The boat trip through the stunning limestone cliffs is amazing and it will be even more memorable if you get there on a long-tail boat.
- The island itself is very scenic. The views from the island are absolutely beautiful and I have not found a more scenic beach location.
- It is always fun to see a real life place from a move location. Seeing a movie after being at a site makes the movie a little more interesting.
There are many exciting places to visit and activities to do in Phuket. Seeing a site form a 50 year old movie might not rate high on most people’s places to see but it was chosen for the movie because it is beautiful and there’s not another place like it in the world. That is all of the reason that you need to put this island on your places to see list when visiting Phuket.