Andaman Island Hopping – 7 Days in Paradise

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The large number of islands in Southern Thailand make it an excellent place to go island-hopping.  Our 1 week Andaman Island Hopping itinerary will give you a brief experience of 3 easily reached islands (ok Krabi isn’t an island) and make you want to return for more.

 

Phuket – Phi Phi Island – Krabi (7 Days)

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Maya Bay - Phi Phi Island

Maya Bay - Phi Phi Island

Experience what makes the Andaman Sea and visit Phuket, Phi Phi Island and Krabi on this 7 day island hopping adventure.

 

Enjoy the nightlife and shopping in Phuket before take a leisurely ferry ride to Phi Phi Island and then on to Krabi.

 

 

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Should you visit Thailand during the rainy season?

The answer is, surprisingly ‘yes’. There are several benefits in visiting during the rainy season:

  1. Accommodation prices will be up to half the high season prices.
  2. Beaches and other tourist attractions that are over-crowded in high season will be pleasantly deserted.

Two or three times each year a huge storm will blow in and it will rain solidly for days at a time. For the rest of the rainy (green) season the periods of rain are short, generally lasting not more than an hour, and are quickly followed by blue skies and sunshine. If you’ve been unlucky enough to have booked a short holiday and one of these storms blows in, your holiday will be washed out.

So, if you are coming in the rainy season, don’t come for just a week, as your holiday may be ruined by rainfall. Coming for more than a week however is a good idea, particularly if you avoid the wettest month of May.  You will then have the pick of the best resorts, and the run of the best beach and other attractions.

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Day 1 – Phuket

Day 2 – Phuket

  • Book a half or full day tour with one of the many roadside tour offices in Patong.  Choose from Day Sailing, Elephant Trekking, ATV Tours – the choices are endless and prices very economical by booking the tours yourself.
  • Spend some time poolside or take a dip in the ocean.  If the latter be aware of strong currents during monsoon season.
  • Shopping – Time to barter, but always do it with a smile.  Phuket is a shoppers delight so check out all the market stalls and Jungcelon Shopping centre for some real bargains.

Day 3 – Phi Phi Island

  • Jump on a ferry (booked on day 1 or 2) for a 2hr ride to Phi Phi Island.
  • Phi Phi Island accommodation can be pre-booked to avoid the mob of touts at the ferry terminal.  Alternatively, walk past them and find your own accommodation.
  • Enjoy a hike up to the View Point for a spectacular view of Phi Phi Island.
  • Spend the afternoon wandering the through the shops, bars & cafes.
  • Book an overnight Maya Bay Camping Trip and enjoy the sunset.

Day 4 – Phi Phi Island

  • Time to explore all that Phi Phi Island has to offer with a day snorkeling trip.  With equipment and lunch supplied you will get to see some of the most spectacular scenery, both above and below the waterline.

Day 5 – Krabi

  • Catch the morning ferry to Ao Nang (Krabi).  Arrive mid morning and check into your Krabi Accommodation.
  • Ao Nang is a small town so walking to see all the bars, restaurants and markets is a breeze.
  • Book an afternoon tour to the Hot Springs, Tiger Cave etc.
  • Check out the night markets in Krabi Town.

Day 6 – Krabi

  • Enjoy the day touring the nearby islands by longtail boat.  Visit Poda Island Chicken Island, Railay Beach, Phra Nang Cave and more.
  • Hire a Sea Kayak and explore the coastline to Railay Beach.

Day 7

Time for some last minute shopping before heading back to Phuket, either by ferry or road.  Alternatively, catch a direct flight from nearby Krabi airport to your next destination.

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Alternate return routes from Krabi

  1. During the high season, ferry from Ao Nang back to the Ratsada Pier in Phuket.
  2. Direct flight from Krabi airport to Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok (AirAsia has cheap flights).
  3. Road trip from Ao Nang/Krabi Town either by taxi or shared minivan (approx 3hrs).

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