Discover the James Bond Island movie tour in Phuket Thailand
One of the best things to do in Phuket on your visit to this popular location in Thailand. The epic James Bond Island movie tour lives up to its reputation as an amazing day out and the thing you have to see when staying in Phuket. Known throughout the world for being one of the most famous places in Thailand, this epic Island is not one to be missed.
I was a bit sceptical about this tour, I had heard some stories about how the James Bond Island tour is a waste of time. I decided to ignore this and go to find out for myself.
This day trip from Phuket is much more than just a quick visit to see the famous movie set limestone rock. You will also visit other great islands near Phuket and a final stop at a tropical beach to relax, swim and top up your tan.
You will venture by speedboat to some of Thailand’s amazing islands and beaches. Around another 15/20 excited passengers will join you on this amazing adventure to Thailand’s James Bond Island. The boat ride from Phuket to the James Bond Island is a sweet cruise and you will get the chance to take some great photos of mini Thai islands.
Whats included in this post;
- What is the James Bond island movie tour in Phuket
- The James Bond island movie tour price and what’s included
- Best hotel to stay in Phuket
What is the James Bond island movie tour in Phuket
This is where the famous movie James Bond’s Golden Gun was filmed. A classic English spy movie created in 1974. The creators used this stunning but small Island in Phuket to film some of the movies scenes. Since that year, people have travelled from all over the world to see the famous James Bond Island movie set. And to this day, visitors are still eager to see the cool Island in Phuket.
If you haven’t seen this classic Bond movie, you should definitely try and watch it before you visit the Thai island. This will add more effect to a better day.
Do the James Bond Island movie tour by speed boat
You will have two travel options for your James Bond Island movie tour. You can either get a speedboat or long-tail boat for your day trip around the islands of Phuket.
I would totally recommend getting the speed boat, why? You will get to the islands a lot faster, which means you will have more time to enjoy the views etc. Also, the speedboats offer more comfort and stability. Like a posh car.
The iconic Thai longboats are a cool way of island hopping around Phuket, they’re just not as quick as the speedboats. And, the noise of their engines are loud as hell. You can probably hear from China, a longtail boat engine kicking up in Phuket. Also, they are not the best for providing shelter in the rainy season in Thailand. Nevertheless, they’re are quirky, just not as good as the speedboats.
The James Bond Island movie tour price and what’s included
The price of the James Bond Island movie tour is anything from 2000 BHT to 3500 BHT. The speedboat Island tour around Phuket will always cost more than a longtail boat. Luckily we got ours free from a promotion we signed up to. However, if you have the budget then I would highly suggest getting the speedboat tour.
Which ever Island tour in Phuket you choose it should include the following;
- Transport from your hotel in Phuket to the pier and back – minibus will pick you up in the morning at your accommodation at around 8am and it takes around 30 minutes to reach the pier in Phuket. The minibus should pick up around 8 passengers and they’re always air-conditioned vans.
- Buffet lunch after James Bond Island – The Phuket Island tour will include a tasty buffet lunch. You can have as much as you want, so take advantage of the tasty chicken on offer. There is also fruit, water, tea and coffee available.
- Drinks on the tour boat – There will be water, orange juice and cola provided on the boat. They’re are kept ice fresh in a cooler.
- Snorkels and life jacket – Snorkelling equipment is provided on the boat, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting yours and missing out on the amazing experience. Also, a life jacket is included. This is for safety and they’re also great for snorkelling with.
Things to know about the James Bond Island movie tour
- Take suncream, the sun gets hot and I have seen many lobster-coloured-backs from snorkelling.
- Your James Bond movie tour guide will speak good English and Thai.
- The dinner food is not buffet, however there is enough to fill your belly.
- The kayaking is sweet and you don’t have to move a muscle, a guide will paddle your kayak.
- The snorkelling is one of the best I have done in Asia.
Love snorkelling? check out best snorkelling beach on Koh Tao
Best hotel to stay in Phuket
Like the sound of a luxurious hotel in Phuket for the price of a mid-range accommodation? Then you need to read this. Out of all the places I have stayed so far in Asia, the Centara hotel has by far been the best. However, in Phuket’s peak season, this hotel’s prices jump up to match its amazing services!
So what’s so great about this hotel in Phuket?
Upon arrival at this accommodation in Phuket, you will notice its fine decor, pleasant staff and neat landscape. Furthermore, this is probably the best hotel in Phuket with a pool. The pools are mega, they have the clearest water and are sweet for swimming in. Also, the hotel pools are catered for different types of holidays. For example, adult only pool and family pools, all pools have swim up bars.
This is the best hotel in Asia for its buffet breakfast, what I’ve stayed at anyway. The food is out of this world! This Phuket hotel’s buffet breakfast caters for all nationalities of the world. Whether you prefer western or Asian food, you will find it here. And there is plenty of fruit, pastries, sweets, juices, coffee and tea.
This top Phuket hotel has a fun entertainment team, that provides games and stuff to do for all he family. This is done by a weekly structured timetable, that starts in the morning and goes onto the evening. Also, there is a weekly Thai street food market and Thai shows. You can also take advantage of the different times happy hours throughout the day, the cocktails are great.