James Bond Island
James Bond Island
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  • Jenni
    56 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good tour but wouldn’t go again!
    We were a group of 11 and we did the James Bond tour with Ocean Sky Tours which we booked through My Phuket Holiday. The tour was a small tour (only 35 people) however the boat was full and quite crowded. We visited 6 islands but only swimming available at 2. Pros: Our tour guide Monica and his team were friendly and informative. The buffet lunch at New Fern Restaurant was really good - lots of variety. The weather was fantastic so it was great for swimming. We were constantly provided with water and snacks (biscuits and fruit) on the boat all day. Cons: The “speedboat” we were on broke down several times and got stuck in the mud when leaving one of the islands which meant we ran behind time most of the day. We arrived at Hong Island at low tide so we were not able to canoe through the caves and instead just went around them - this was disappointing because it was one of the main reasons we booked this tour! It was a really long day - leaving our hotel at 7.45am (boat didn’t leave until 9.30am) and getting back at 6.45pm.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 29, 2023
  • rojo306
    Hertford, United Kingdom555 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    On the list of places to see in Thailand but the trip itself let's the experience down.
    Like everyone else, I'm sure this is on the list to see when visiting, again a totally different experience this time for me between the years. I had great memories only to have them somewhat dampened with the rushing to islands 30 mins here, 40 minutes there etc etc. Our trip again started with a minibus journey, picked up at 8am at our hotel arrived at approx 9am and waited yet again for our boat to leave. There were 16 on board, actually a nice amount so the boat wasn't full and we had plenty of room to move about. We had a lady guide who was lovely, helpful and always looked out for the group. Our trip was with (Phuket sunny infinity tours) This trip could have been worse had they packed out the boat but it turned out OK with the numbers. Now we started off with exploring the cave at Ice cream cave, there were already boats there, it was so busy inside that took about 30 minutes to walk through and see the view at the end and take photos and get back on the boat to the next place Hong Island, canoeing for approx 15 to 20 minutes took lots of photos and videos then off to James bond Island, for approx 50 minutes and after that was Muslim village for Lunch. Now My experience was that lunch was again awful, canteen style food we brought some mango from a lady selling it and it tasted weird and soapy, absolutely awful. Stay away from this lady selling mango and fruit. We left it all. I'm hoping it went in the bin and not reused and sold off again but hey who knows! Next the canoeing was ok but again extremely busy, it like a production line on, off, next please. Now on to James bond Island, so busy with boats arriving all the time, stalls selling things, obviously took photo, we were not there long. Hoards of tourists arriving and leaving. I mean it was ok but It all felt a little rushed. I don't think I will need to go back as I've done this before and what a difference with each time over the years. I came away from this trip glad my children got to see it but disappointed they didn't get to see it like I had done years ago when it was unspoilt and a wonderful experience. I dread to think the volume of people in high season on these day trips. Again so sad to see what's happened here with these trips. They used to be so different. This trip we did get a bag of 2 biscuits and a few savoury snacks. I do remember years ago getting bottles of soft drinks , coke, fanta, lemonade and friut and snacks on board now you're lucky to get a bottle of water on some of these trips. How things change! I must not forget to say, some of the views were wonderful, just a shame everything now is too commercialised.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 5, 2023
  • MichRose66
    14 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable, but if you have social anxiety I wouldn't recommend peak season!
    Booked through Rung Siam Andaman. Did the package of James Bond island, canoeing around the natural rock tunnels, floating village for lunch, monkey cave. Didn't make the waterfalls due to thunderstorms. Big group and one guide. She was fantastic, a true pleasure to have her look after everyone. Their drivers were great too. 8hrs all up and transfers to long boat and vans easy. Peak season, so every where so many ppl made it less appealing. Loads of other tour groups all out at the same time. Felt like we were hearded from one spot to another. Worth going, just don't expect peaceful moments to take a pic or take in the sites. Food at the floating village very nice. The tour group kept us fed, watered, juices and snacks. Markets on all stops so if you want buy stuff it's their for a price.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 19, 2023
  • AggieSK
    Los Angeles, California151 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of people but worth the visit.
    Not to be missed. Yes a lot of people trying to take pictures etc but its still worth it. Fishing village is a so-so , make sure you bargain for the goods as the same items are 3x more than lets say Krabi. We saw a huge monitor lizzard under the floating village houses . We went with a cab and than hired a long tail but we got screwed by 500Baht by the person who was selling the long tail trip. She lied about the price with a poker face. Even though there was a sign for $2000 she poker faced and said some stuff was not included in that. Awr we found out you not supposed to pay more than 1800-2000 for the boat.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 20, 2023
  • LynVR
    Naperville, Illinois135 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful scenery of James Bond Island
    This is a Beautiful sightseeing in Phang nga Bay. The James Bond island is famous here and it reminds you of the movie “The Man with a Golden Gun” if you’re a fan of James Bond movie it’s exciting to see the movie setting 😍 so worth a tour but it was crowded when we got there with boats and vendors, the tour also included stopping at Floating village for lunch and Kayak on a cave; we skipped kayak due to time constraints and we wanted to spend more time in James Bond island which was our next and last stop. Tips: We stayed in Krabi to get to Phang nga and once at the pier we checked for private long tail boat to hire, depending on your negotiation it should be from 2k to 3k bhat. We were there around noon so we didn’t get to negotiate long tail boat but talked to 1 lady hustling us for the boat , if we have time we would have walked around first, I heard if u go to their tourist info office u can get better pricing for long tail boat day tour. Our private taxi driver hired from hotel was really nice and waited for us and on our way back he even stopped and showed us monkey park which was fun to see monkeys all over the park, overall we had a good time and treasured memories to remember our adventure in Phang nga.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 11, 2024
  • Prajna
    Kathmandu, Nepal21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing escape!
    This is an amazing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city! The island is famous for the James Bond movie that was filmed here but it’s gives you more of an amazing natural escape. The water is not fit for swimming and the island itself is also in a National park but the views are amazing. The caves and the lagoons around the island are an amazing treat!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 22, 2024
  • pendred9
    Norwich, United Kingdom174 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Day trip by speedboat with Discova
    We booked an excursion with Discova , had a great guide for the speedboat trip from Phuket which included a transfer from our hotel. Guide was Wawa who was informative friendly and helpful. The excursion was great value with only about 16 people , stopped off for sea canoes and a couple of other islands with a quick photo stop at James Bond island , lunch at floating village. Speaking to other people at our resort this seemed to be one of the better excursions and always felt safe. No snorkelling on this day long adventure
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 23, 2024
  • nigel b
    Tredegar, United Kingdom64 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great to visit a film location of a Bond film!
    It was good to visit the island to see where the Bond film was partly filmed, however an hour here is more than enough! There are a few caves, shops selling ornaments and refreshments! The toilets leave a lot to be desired and are not a pleasant experience, take plenty of hand wipes and sanitiser with you! You are dropped off on a beach, which is the other side of the island and you then have to walk up and down a number of steps to reach the main beach, which is certainly something to bear in mind if you have any mobility issues! All in all, we were glad we visited but wouldn’t go back! It is a one hour speedboat ride from Ao Nang!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 18, 2024
  • RamboNWAlberta
    Spruce Grove, Canada651 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day trek!
    Family of five took longtail boat tour here. Had a great day, Island stop was great, had an hour here fir photos, beach and swimming time. Very nice place to see! The boat ride in and out was fantastic, we also had other components to our tour, sea kayaking, lunch on floating village and temple tour on way up. All in all a great day and so fun fir our 5 year old granddaughter!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 21, 2024
  • NickGi
    Germany178 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do trip
    A very great day out !! If you’re a Bond fan or not, it is very beautiful ! If you’re going for a full day trip including the Bond Island then try to escape the rush hour on the island. If you ask your trip guide or look in the internet you will find the trip that meets your requirements. A must do if you like to be on a boat.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 30, 2024
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Mustaq.plr
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This is one of the islands covered by boat trips from Phuket. Along with Phi Phi tours, this is also very famous. You can spend about taking photos around the island - can spend about less than one hour. Another beautiful filmy location you can visit in Thailand.
Written April 28, 2024
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Anthriksh
Dubai, United Arab Emirates87 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Over rated island . Lots of people as place is small.

Good only if you have off time to visit that not possible if you choose group tours .
Written April 11, 2024
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Myisha M
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I hate to say it, but this island is a tourist trap. James Bond Island was a stop ✋🏾 n our boat tour. It’s a beautiful to ride past, maybe stop the boat to snap pics for a second…but it’s absolutely no reason to spend more than 5 minutes there
Written April 4, 2024
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NickGi
Germany178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A very great day out !! If you’re a Bond fan or not, it is very beautiful ! If you’re going for a full day trip including the Bond Island then try to escape the rush hour on the island. If you ask your trip guide or look in the internet you will find the trip that meets your requirements. A must do if you like to be on a boat.
Written March 30, 2024
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RamboNWAlberta
Spruce Grove, Canada651 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Family of five took longtail boat tour here. Had a great day, Island stop was great, had an hour here fir photos, beach and swimming time. Very nice place to see!

The boat ride in and out was fantastic, we also had other components to our tour, sea kayaking, lunch on floating village and temple tour on way up.

All in all a great day and so fun fir our 5 year old granddaughter!
Written March 21, 2024
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nigel b
Tredegar, UK64 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It was good to visit the island to see where the Bond film was partly filmed, however an hour here is more than enough! There are a few caves, shops selling ornaments and refreshments! The toilets leave a lot to be desired and are not a pleasant experience, take plenty of hand wipes and sanitiser with you! You are dropped off on a beach, which is the other side of the island and you then have to walk up and down a number of steps to reach the main beach, which is certainly something to bear in mind if you have any mobility issues! All in all, we were glad we visited but wouldn’t go back! It is a one hour speedboat ride from Ao Nang!
Written March 19, 2024
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Steve F
Montreal, Canada30 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Don’t go its not gooo super scamm not worth it 5 hour’s transport for 30 min on the island that is crowded and 25 temple with monkeys such a bad waisted day……
Written March 3, 2024
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Sedi R
85 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The James Bond tour (operated by sunny infinity)is totally overrated ! we went with a speed boat and almost waste one day of our trip on mainly just sitting in a boat. We just enjoyed the kayak part which was really short, then ate at a restaurant in a Muslim village that had almost nothing to offer, took pictures of the James Bond Island and finally swam in the last island's beach for a limited time (because of tour schedule) which can be done anywhere in phuket for free! Not worth the time and money!
Next time I will check for any possible option to just do the kayak (or canoe) in sea caves and snorkeling.
Written March 1, 2024
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pendred9
Norwich, UK174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We booked an excursion with Discova , had a great guide for the speedboat trip from Phuket which included a transfer from our hotel. Guide was Wawa who was informative friendly and helpful. The excursion was great value with only about 16 people , stopped off for sea canoes and a couple of other islands with a quick photo stop at James Bond island , lunch at floating village. Speaking to other people at our resort this seemed to be one of the better excursions and always felt safe. No snorkelling on this day long adventure
Written February 24, 2024
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Prajna
Kathmandu, Nepal21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is an amazing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city! The island is famous for the James Bond movie that was filmed here but it’s gives you more of an amazing natural escape. The water is not fit for swimming and the island itself is also in a National park but the views are amazing. The caves and the lagoons around the island are an amazing treat!
Written February 23, 2024
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