Somewhere, Beyond the Sea
Phuket being the paragon of islands, you can’t miss out on the life aquatic. Take a day trip by speedboat around the a group of limestone islets made famous a host of movies including 2000’s “The
Beach.” They’re impossibly beautiful, with pale blue water that seems to glow under towering cliff faces.
There are many tours on offer (from around THB1,600 ($350)) taking you among a series of stunning locales: from the flawless white sand of Bamboo Island, to snorkeling in oceans teeming with life; from the simian-strewn Monkey Beach, to the encircled Pileh Lagoon, where cliffs tower over turquoise waters.