Natural Wonders of Phang Nga

Natural Wonders of Phang Nga

Summer Estate Villa is a high-end luxury pool villa located on the pristine and picturesque Natai Beach. This is a gorgeous strip of beach, secluded and covered with white sand stretching into the crystal clear waters of the Andaman Sea. Natai Beach is located within just a 30-minute drive from Phuket International Airport on the west coast of Mainland Thailand’s Phang Nga Province. Other than having absolutely spectacular beaches, Phang Nga offers so much more. Below we detail the attractions around Phang Nga that can be explored during your stay at Summer Estate.

Popular Destinations In Phang Nga

Located in southern Thailand, Phang Nga is largely known for its beautiful coastline, islands, and dense jungles with diverse ecosystems. Phang Nga has become an increasingly popular province among tourists as it’s an area that hosts several unique attractions surrounded by natural beauty. Below we break down some of the main hotspots to see while in Phang Nga.

Phang Nga Bay: This bay is one of the most popular spots for sight seekers and water sports enthusiasts. Known for its limestone cliffs and dramatic rock formations rising from the water Phang Nga Bay is one of the most iconic locations in Thailand. There are many small islands and traditional fishing communities that inhabit this bay. Organized tours operate around the bay on daily basis. Visitors can take a boat out to explore some of the natural features, and even kayak through the mangrove forests and paddle through the caves that surround the bay.

Samet Nangshe Viewpoint: This has become increasingly popular in recent years, as visitors have the opportunity to take in the stunning panoramic view of Phang Nga Bay. This viewpoint is located on the east coast of Phang Nga Province on Phang Nga Bay. Samet Nangshe is only 26 km from Natai Beach. This easterly-facing viewpoint is perfect for taking in the sunrise.

James Bond Island: This Island is probably the most famous attraction in Phang Nga. Located in Phang Nga Bay this island features a distinctive rock pinnacle that rises out of the water. This island was officially known as Khao Phing Kan, but adopted the nickname of James Bond Island as it served as the backdrop of the 1974 James Bond film “The Man with the Golden Gun”. Many tourists flock to James Bond Island to capture the icon rock formation and explore some of the island’s caves.

Similan Islands: These islands are located off the west coast of Phang Nga, in the protected waters of Mu Ko Similan National Park. Visitors to these islands can relax and enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in the Andaman Sea. There are many activities to enjoy on these islands hiking and snorkeling. These islands are surrounded by waters teaming with an abundance of marine life and coral making this area the premier scuba diving spot in Thailand.

Koh Yao Noi: this quiet laid back island is located in Phang Nga Bay. Koh Yao Noi is in stark contrast to nearby islands such as Phuket and Karabi’s Phi Phi Island. While not as developed as Phuket or as busy as Phi Phi, this island is a great place to just take it easy and relax. Many visit this island to slow things down and take in the tranquil atmosphere. There are many opportunities for outdoor activities on this quiet island, such as hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, swimming, and kayaking. The island hosts several yoga and meditation retreats as well as many sea-view beach bungalows.

Ko Kho Khao: This Island is located on the west coast of Phang Nga just 90 Km north of Natai Beach. Ko Kho Khao is relatively undeveloped and maintains its natural beauty. The island has a small population that largely makes its living through fishing and agriculture. Visitors can to this island and have a more rustic experience.

Khao Lak:  Located 57 km north of Natai Beach you’ll find the popular coastal town of Khao Lak. This town is not as busy as Phuket but has some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in Thailand. Khao Lak is also a popular destination for surfing during surf season, as the area hosts several surf competitions. To the east of Khao Lak, you find dense jungle and national parks to hike and explore.

National Parks: Phang Nga has a few national parks that are popular with visitors. These parks offer stunning natural scenery and opportunities for seeing wildlife in their natural habitats. Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park, located 48 km from Natai Beach, covers 125 square kilometers and offers several waterfalls, hiking trails, and viewpoints.  Kao Lampi-Hat Thai Mueang National Park is a smaller national park located a little over 40 km from Natai Beach. This national park has bungalows with beach views and opportunities to camp out just a stone’s throw from the beach. Both of these national parks offer visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature and spot some of the most diverse wildlife on the planet.

Phang Nga province in southern Thailand is a perfect destination for those looking for a laid-back, natural environment to explore. In addition to Summer Estate Villa’s pristine Natai Beach, the province boasts several unique attractions, including the iconic limestone cliffs and rock formations and spires of Phang Nga Bay, the famous James Bond Island, the Similan Islands’ premier scuba diving spots, and the quiet, laid-back Koh Yao Noi island. Visitors can also enjoy the rustic experience of Ko Kho Khao Island and the stunning panoramic view of Phang Nga Bay from Samet Nangshe Viewpoint. There here are national parks, such as Khao Lak-Lam Ru and Kao Lampi-Hat Thai Mueang, where visitors can immerse themselves in nature and spot diverse wildlife. The province has something for everyone and is the perfect place to relax and explore the natural environment.

Summer Estate Villa is situated in just the right location to access these amazing attractions, making it an ideal base for your exploration of the province. This private pool villa not only offers an excellent location in relation to these popular sites found in Phang Nga, but the villa also offers assistance in booking trips and tours to these sites. This helps to take the hassle of planning and gives you time to relax and enjoy your journey.