Coral Island, also known locally as Koh He, is an easy and family-friendly day-trip destination from Phuket. Going on a private VIP speedboat tour of Coral Island with 5 Star Marine you will get to see more than you would be able to with other tour operators. The experienced team will take you to the best snorkeling spots, and can help you pick the beach / restaurant depending on your requirements as they know everything the island has to offer.
Coral Island or Koh He?
Coral island is known locally as Coral Island is a great place to visit especially if you like to explore the region’s diverse marine environment and visit different islands., but most people will call it Coral Island. Although being a small island, it has a lot to offer whether you’re looking for a place to relax or go on an adventure.
The beautiful island getaway is only about 3 km southeast of Phuket. Coral Island has 2 main beaches: Long Beach and Banana Beach and the snorkeling off Banana Beach is awesome but more of that later. The island is about 2.5 Km long with a dense tropical jungle in the center of the island. There is one other secluded beach on the South of the island called Freedom Beach.
Coral Island – Great for families
Coral Island is one of the best family-friendly tours that 5 Star Marine Phuket runs. The island is safe for children to play, with white soft sand perfect for sand castles, as well as rock pools during low tide for children to explore, and they can learn to snorkel right from the beach, which makes it a fantastic destination for the little ones, and for those that may be a little worried about snorkeling from the back of the boat or in deeper water. The marine life just off the beach is stunning.
There are also plenty of deckchairs that you can sit on, as well as a fabulous restaurant and all the facilities and amenities that children and adults and the older adults (Grandparents) would need.
What to do on Coral Island?
There is so much to do on Coral Island, snorkeling from the beach or going around the backside of the island to do some deeper snorkeling, exploring the island trails and looking for the beautiful hornbills that are iconic on the island. Or just sitting back and enjoying some freshly made Thai food from the awesome restaurant.
Some of the main things you can do:
Snorkeling – The island is surrounded by shallow coastal waters with beautiful coral reefs and colourful fishes. There are multiple snorkeling spots around the island. Our 5 Star Marine Phuket Team can show you the best spots to go and teach you how to snorkel.
Chilling on the beach – One of the best things to do on a beach is to just relax and soak up the sun. There are deckchairs on the sand or just lay down your towel and watch the world go by.
Diving – The island is a great place to learn to dive as well as is suitable for those intermediate divers as there is so much to see. Diverse coral reefs, turtles, lionfish, and various other marine animals all can be seen at Coral Island
Other Watersports – There are other watersports available on the island including parasailing and kayaking.
Viewpoints and selfie spots – If you are looking for that next Instagram picture then Coral Island has a host of dedicated selfie spots.
Coral Island is a great place to visit especially if you are a family looking for an ideal tropical island private day tour getaway.
The awesome Chris Parker from the YouTube channel Retired Working For You was down in Phuket a few weeks ago to head out on our brand new tour, Phang Nga Bay Private Bioluminescence and Sea Canoeing Tour.
The Phang Nga Bay Private Bioluminescence and Sea Canoeing Tour is part of 5 Star Marine Phuket’s new collection of luxury and inspired afternoon sea tours tailored to your personal expectations and sea condition on the day of your tour. The Phang Nga Bay Private Bioluminescence and Sea Canoeing tour will take you on a magical journey through the waters around Phang Nga Bay, where you can witness the incredible natural wonder of bioluminescence.
What is Bioluminescence?
Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism. Some creatures are able to emit light and can be found in many forms in the Phang Nga Bay area.
The main organism that creates this natural light show is the bioluminescent plankton, which is present in Phang Nga Bay’s waters. These tiny organisms emit a bright blue-green light when disturbed, producing a captivating appearance in the water. The phenomenon is caused by chemical reactions within the plankton, which produce light as a by-product.
What happens on the Phang Nga Bay Private Bioluminescence and Sea Canoeing tour?
The 5 Star Marine Phuket, private tour will start at lunchtime from our pier at Boat Lagoon Marina. You will set out and the first stop is an awesome lunch at a traditional floating restaurant.
Once you have fueled up on some tasty Thai food, you will be ready to head out on a canoe and discover some hidden caves, coves and lagoons in the Phang Nga Bay area. Ok if you don’t want to paddle don’t worry as one of our team will do it for you, so you can lie back and enjoy the limestone formations and hidden lagoons close up.
And then as the sun sets and the evening slowly comes in over the bay you are at the best time to see one of nature’s true wonders, the bioluminescence. You will be able to see a mesmerizing display of shimmering lights that will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Being surrounded by bioluminescent water is truly enchanting, and this combined with sea canoeing and cave exploring makes the brand new Phang Nga Bay Private Bioluminescence and Sea Canoeing tour a must to do when you are in Phuket.
If you, like Chris Parker from Retired Working For You YouTube channel, would like the opportunity to witness the natural beauty of Phang Nga Bay’s bioluminescence then you can book this tour here
Phang Nga Bay in Phuket, Thailand is possibly one of the most famous Bays in the world.
Most people will only know Phang Nga Bay for one thing, and that is James Bond Island. James Bond Island, or to give it, its real name, Ko Khao Ping Gan, is the beach that was used in the 1970 James Bond movie, The Man with the Golden Gun. It was the movie hideout of Scaramanga (played by Christopher Lee) who at one point in the movie had a duel with James Bond (played by Roger Moore) and in the back ground jutting out from is the needle-shaped limestone kast of Khao Tapu, which translates as Nail Mountain. This has become one of the most photographed places in the whole of Thailand, with most people pulling out the fake gun pose for their Instagram selfies.
But there is so much more to Phang Nga Bay than just James Bond Island.
With lofty limestone karsts and a myriad of islands (over 40), the scenery in Phang Nga Bay is stunning. It’s not just the stunning islands that all shoot up from the emerald waters, it’s the caves, the caverns, and the hidden lagoons that all help make Panag Nga Bay something truly special.
Ice Cream Cave
Or how about a game of football on a floating pitch at the floating village of Ko Panyee, and after you have built up an appetite you can enjoy some fresh seafood at the floating village.
How about a different view of Phang Nga Bay
For a fabulous view of Phang Nga Bay, you can head to Samet Nangshe viewpoint on the mainland in Phang Nga province. 5 Star Marine Phuket can even take you here so you can get a stunning picture of the whole of Phang Nga Bay.
Watch the Phuket Sunset
Before making your way back to base. Perhaps you might make a final sunset stop at Koh Pear, a small strip of an island that looks and feels like you are walking on water – a perfect end to the day.
Phang Nga Bay Private Bioluminescence and Sea Canoeing Tour
If you’re looking for a truly unique and memorable experience, then a private bioluminescence and sea canoeing tour should be at the very top of your list. This tour offers a spectacular afternoon and early evening out on the water, combining the opportunity to experience this stunning natural phenomenon as well as exhilarating sea canoeing activities.
This is part of our new collection of luxury and inspired afternoon sea tours tailored to your personal expectations and sea condition on the day. This tour will take you on a magical journey through the waters around Phang Nga Bay, where you can witness the incredible natural wonder of bioluminescence.