With the welcoming arms of the island of Phuket beckoning from the midst of the Andaman Sea the Phang Nga Bay is as hot a tourist attraction as its neighbour in the ocean. The limestone formations along the coast have created natural caves, coves and tunnels which are referred to as hongs by the expert kayakers who will assist you to paddle your way through to paradise during the day as well as at nightfall.
Those who think that the invigorating eco friendly activity is best undertaken when you can fully appreciate the limestone under sunlight are in for a pleasant surprise if they undertake the same jaunt at night. The star studded to the purplish black sky reflect off the dark green and black waves that quietly lap around the kayak giving the ripples an instant glow and diminishing the need for artificial lighting.
The experienced oarsmen will be at the helm and they will guide you through an array of coves bobbing in and out of each while you enjoy the egrets, thrushes, kingfishers and hornbills who are perched around undisturbed by the presence of humans. The tide has a bearing on how much of the interior of the coves can be visited and if you are lucky enough it will be possible to travel into the depths of the limestone and back. Though the ride is on ocean waves there is no danger of being pulled away from the mainland and the gentle waves are not likely to make anyone seasick either.
The stand alone islands which are supposedly isolated are actually inhabited by monkeys, lizards, and sun bathing monitors, but are perfectly safe to visit. Thus, when you want to catch your breath or have your breath taken away, row towards one of these tiny islets for a quick peek at the goings on.
To settle down for the day choose a Phuket resort which is not far away. After a long day of rigorous kayaking Millennium Resort Patong Phuket which lies along the West Coast of Phuket island makes a good choice as a dwelling. It is one of the leading Patong resorts and is an ideal base for your travel to this enchanting island.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.