Khao Phing Kan is a pair of islands on the west coast of Thailand, located in Phang Nga Bay, about 45 kilometres from Phuket. The small needle-shaped island (opposite page) is officially called Tapu, but it’s known as James Bond Island because it
appeared in 1974’s The Man with the Golden
Gun. The film turned this area into one of the top tourist destinations in Thailand, so get there early to avoid crowds. While these islands are beautiful, the most cinematic moments happen while you’re on the boat taking in the oddly shaped limestone tower karsts and mountains rising out of the jade-hued Andaman Sea. Top, $320, and skirt, $590, Ulla Johnson. Earrings, $460, Marni.