James Bond Island
If Mister James Bond had not decided in 1974 to pass by this place... this island would certainly be completely unknown to the general public.
But here's the thing... James Bond, it makes you dream and the Thai people have taken advantage of this name without even the slightest "copyright".
The tourist who comes to Thailand for the first time and sees the name James Bond Island on a number of brochures in travel agencies is bound to be caught...
There is no specific "James Bond Island" tour from Phuket
This few minutes visit is usually included in the bay tours of the kind:
- Koh Panyee tour
- Canoe trip
- Speed boat trip (Koh Phi Phi, Koh Bamboo, Koh Tapu) etc.
Note that if you arrive by longtail boat from Koh Panyee for example, you will have to pay 200 baht per person (5 €) to walk on the sand of Koh Tapu.
Personally, I don't find this expense justified, but each one makes according to his desires.
If you are driving to the area from Phuket, this is the style of signs you can see along the 4-lane road to Phang Nga & Krabi .
Then just take the nearby road and go to the river bank. There, families and locals are waiting for you and offer you to go to Koh Panyee and Jmes Bond Island...
The price can be discussed...
Beautiful faces typical of the region, always easy to photograph
Koh Tapu, (James Bond Island)... yes, 20 years ago, it was a small island where you could come and have your picture taken in front of the rock (the highlight: tapu)... there were not many people, it was nice.