Elephant ride and splash near Phang Nga: ELEPHANT SPLASH!!!! Yeah, a must-do if you haven’t already.
Phuket offers alot of tour packages that can be booked online through any site or can be booked through the travel shops that are there at every nook and corner of the streets. I preferred the online platform for booking as I got many discounts through it.We booked a full day trip to Phang Nang bay including a trip to different islands. The great thing about these trips is that there is a pick up and drop off facility to the hotel so it saves a lot of time. The trip started at around 10am from the venue where we were given information about the trip, do's and don't in the trip. We were then assigned our speed boats and we boarded it for the trip. The trip included various beautiful spots and activities like the limestone caves, James bond Isand, Canoeing.Phang Nang bay offered a great view with it's limestone caves, mangrove forests and rock formations. One of the famous island here was the James bond island which is even featured in one of the movies 'James bond with the golden gun'. The highlight of the island is the limestone cliff jutting out of the emerald green water.The best part of the trip was the canoeing. We ventured through boat to explore the inexplicable beauty of the national park.The trip included a delicious lunch (Please do inform the team members from the agency if you are a vegetarian). And then we were dropped off at the hotel with a beautiful picture of the memories we had there.
The views from our boat made me awestruck. This part of the world has very peculiar islands and islets. Many of them are small rocky outcrops that steeply rise out of the sea and don't have land access. There are others that are large and uninhabited with characteristic tiny white sand beaches, coral reefs and intricate cave systems. I managed to click some great pictures that capture the amazing nature out there covering Phang Nga Bay, Panak Island, Hong Island, Diamond Cave, James Bond Island, PingKan, Panyi village & Naka Island.We missed the sunset point as the tides grew stronger and our guide advised that we should head back quickly. There were also thick clouds covering the sun and suggesting a storm.I checked into my hotel after a long day. And what do you do in Phuket to unwind to the maximum? You head to Bangla road. I made sure it was walkable from my hotel.Remember this: What happens in Bangla road stays in Bangla road.Phuket - Day 3After an adventurous day 2, day 3 was just about rewinding and spending time peacefully. I woke up late (due to a long night ;)) and ventured out to explore authentic (& legit :P) thai massage places near my hotel and found this place on Google. I tried it out and oh man! the authentic thai massage is actually painful!