As we settle comfortably into Phuket’s low season, spanning from May to October each year, there are numerous reasons to take a luxury speedboat journey with 5 Star Marine to the islands surrounding Phuket during this period. While the weather may be less predictable with higher chances of rainfall, the allure of this off-peak season gives unique advantages and captivating experiences.
During low season, there are fewer tourists, meaning less crowds when you take a day trip to discover hidden gems. You get to enjoy a trip with 5 Star Marine to incredible viewpoints, tropical beaches, hidden caves and picture-perfect islands with more tranquillity. Additionally, you are able to carve out a bespoke itinerary which is perfect for you and your friends / family as all our speedboat day trips are customisable; meaning that you have the chance to explore at a more relaxed pace, without the peak season crowds.
Here is some inspiration to embark on a tropical island adventure during low season:
Phi Phi Islands
This beautiful archipelago consists of six small islands off Thailand’s coast, with Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh serving as the main attractions.
Renowned for their awe-inspiring landscapes, turquoise waters and white sandy beaches, the Phi Phi Islands have much to offer. With a Phi Phi day trip, you will get the freedom to explore these islands at your leisure, tailoring your itinerary to match your interests and desires. Whether you seek snorkeling adventures, refreshing swims or beach time relaxation, our experienced team can assist in crafting the perfect day.
Consider a visit to Monkey Beach, where playful macaques eagerly welcome you, or indulge in a picnic lunch and snorkelling amidst vibrant coral reefs and tropical fish at Bamboo Island. If you crave the serenity of a hidden cove with emerald-green waters, a refreshing swim in Pileh Lagoon offers the perfect opportunity.
Phang Nga Bay
Venture into the captivating realm of James Bond Island, nestled within Phang Nga Bay, and discover why it holds an esteemed place among the most iconic destinations. Made famous by the 1974 film “The Man with the Golden Gun,” this limestone paradise continues to mesmerize visitors. Experience the renowned Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island private day trip with 5 Star Marine for a memorable adventure.
As boats cannot approach the protected marine area too closely around James Bond Island, the nearby Koh Ping Ghan serves as an ideal vantage point for capturing memorable photographs of the famous island. Here, a striking leaning rock stands tall, complemented by inviting caves to explore.
Afterward, immerse yourself in some exciting sea canoeing—a great way to see Phang Nga Bay up close and personal. Navigate through narrow tunnels, enter hidden caves and discover serene lagoons. James Bond Island and its surrounding wonders await, offering a day trip with 5 Star Marine filled with breath-taking sights and cherished moments.
If you want to escape to paradise, we recommend a private speedboat day tour to Raya or Racha Islands, providing you with a personalized experience tailored to your desires. These islands provide a stunning day trip location to relax and truly step back and appreciate nature.
Offering a harmonious blend of peaceful, serene settings together with incredible marine life and some of Thailand’s finest snorkelling areas. Discover secluded tropical white powdery beaches and crystal-clear blue seas, unveiling the natural beauty of this area.
Located under 1 hour from 5 Star Marine’s base in Boat Lagoon, you can relax and unwind at the Racha Islands, enjoying peaceful nature walks, serene beach time and world class snorkelling. If you would like to concentrate on some incredible snorkelling spots, our crew know some of the most impressive areas including Siam Bay, which is located on Koh Racha Yai and is renowned for its exquisite coral reefs and marine life including vibrant fish species and even sea turtles.
For the ultimate in easy, or for a family friendly day trip from Phuket, one of the top locations includes the Khai Islands, which are a trio of small islands (Khai Nai, Khai Nau and Khai Nok). They are super convenient to get to, taking merely 20 minutes by private speedboat before arriving at your destination.
Savour every moment of your experience, at a leisurely pace. At 5 Star Marine, we prioritize your relaxation and encourage you to fully immerse yourself in the joys of the day trip. Enjoy your time shallow snorkelling right from the beach at the Khai Islands, and luxuriate in seeing fish swim right up close to you and being able to relish the experience based on your own timings.
For a fun lunch for groups of friends or families with smaller children, allow us to arrange a delightful beach picnic, providing a hassle-free and enjoyable dining experience.
Coral Island offers a plethora of exciting activities for both children and adults alike. It is a mesmerizing paradise celebrated for its crystal-blue waters and diverse marine life—a must-visit destination for snorkelling enthusiasts. Situated south of Phuket, Coral Island captivates with its vibrant coral reefs and thriving underwater ecosystems.
At the Banana Beach Club, you’ll discover a spacious, open-style restaurant serving a diverse selection of dishes. Indulge in a delightful meal amidst a vibrant atmosphere. Additionally, the club offers relaxing massages, opportunities to explore the coastline with canoes and countless Instagram-worthy spots. With ample space, comfortable loungers, shaded tables, swings and playful areas to explore, this destination caters to the enjoyment of both children and adults.
Prepare to be enchanted as you uncover the wonders that lie beneath the surface of Coral Island’s waters—a conveniently located day trip paradise where the beauty of the marine realm unfolds in all its glory.
We hope you feel inspired to go out and explore during this low season. With so much to see and the opportunity to have some utterly stunning spots all to yourself; this really is the time to get out on the water for an adventure.
Please contact us to discuss any island adventures, or to book a bespoke private day trip itinerary.
Shaun is the Co-Owner and Founder of 5 Star Marine Phuket. After visiting Phuket for a holiday he never left and over 13 years later he calls Phuket home with his wife and kids. Shaun is passionate about Phuket and the Islands surrounding Phuket and loves helping fellow travellers explore.