Whats Islands Are Open In Phuket In November?

Whats Islands Are Open In Phuket In November?

Whats Islands Are Open In Phuket In November?

Last updated on November 17, 2023 By

November is the start of the Dry Season / High Season in Phuket with many travellers planning there holidays to Phuket during this time.  During the Dry Season Phuket has it’s calmest waters and best weather conditions.  This is the perfect time for island hopping!


During low season, May to October many of the islands around Phuket close for a variety of reasons, BUT now we are entering high season they open up, so below we have a list of what islands re open NOW here in Phuket.

In the Phuket area, Phi Phi Islands is very well-known. One of its famed islands gained notoriety when it appeared in Leonardo DiCaprio’s 2000 film “The Beach.”

Contrary to popular belief, Phi Phi is actually a series of six islands rather than the single island that many people think it is. With the exception of National Park buildings, none of these five islands have undergone development or construction. They are Virgin Islands.

Bioluminescent and Sea Canoeing TourDuring your customized Phang Nga Bay tour, 5 Star Marine will lead you through undiscovered lagoons and coves. You will also make a stop at the recognizable James Bond island, which rose to fame as a feature of the 1974 Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun.

Phang Nga is perhaps one of nature’s most magnificent artworks, with its expansive karst rock landscape creating an incredibly picturesque setting. You could spend days exploring this place because there are so many interesting formations. Please be aware, though, that this is not for snorkeling enthusiasts. The seascapes, canoeing, caving, and exploration are the main highlights of this vacation.

The two idyllic Racha Islands; Koh Racha Yai and Koh Racha Noi, are also sometimes referred to as Raya Island and provide the ideal destination to enjoy nature. With some of the best snorkeling reefs in Thailand and quiet, tropical white powdery beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters, they provide a balanced combination of relaxing, tranquil locations with amazing sea life.

It is most popular to explore Koh Racha Yai (situated just 20km south of Phuket, and a mere 45-minute speedboat ride away); however, to experience the plethora of marine life on offer, 5 Star Marine can take you a little further to its smaller twin, Koh Racha Noi – An uninhabited rocky island, with plenty of fantastic snorkeling bays.

When looking for an easy, close-by island day trip that is good for families, snorkelling and relaxing on the beach you can’t beat the Khai Islands. The Khai Islands is made up of 3 separate islands:

  1. Khai Nai
  2. Khai Nau
  3. Khai Nok

Each of the three Islands offers something slightly different for you to experience; Khai Nai offers clear, shallow water and snorkelling which is perfect for families with young children. Khai Nau is also an excellent spot for some snorkelling right off the boat, and has a great variety of coral and marine life to explore. Finally, Khai Nok has some good off the beach snorkelling and offers you the opportunity to relax on the beach.

5star marine coral islandsCoral Island, also known locally as Koh He, is an easy and family-friendly day-trip destination from Phuket.

This beautiful island has 2 main beaches (Long Beach and Banana Beach), where you can find a handful of restaurants, enjoy a few different snorkeling spots, or just relax on its sandy beaches.

Are Similan Islands Open 2023Enjoy a memorable boat trip to the renowned Similan Islands; a stunning archipelago in the Andaman Sea in southern Thailand, which is made up of 9 islands (please note that the Similan Islands are only open from October 15th to May 15th each year).

This is one of the best-known island groups in this area, and its fame is heavily due to having some of the most spectacular coral reefs in the world. When you first come to these islands, you will see huge boulders sitting on the shores on several of the islands, and these create a distinctive feature for this area.

The beaches are snow white, with soft sand, and are perfect for enjoying a lunch picnic or just to relax upon. You can often enjoy a deserted beach just to yourselves here.

Koh Ha - Koh Rok_Rightside05If you are looking for something a little more exotic, lesser known and arguably as beautiful, (if not more), than the Similan Islands, then this private tour is for you. These small islands are situated just south of Koh Lanta in the Mu Ko Lanta National Park.


For a very special experience, these two islands combine stunning water clarity with a diverse range of colourful marine life and corals, and therefore offer some of the best snorkelling opportunities you can find. In season, you can also regularly see whale sharks between these islands too.