This incredible region is blessed with a variety of outstanding natural attractions, including the stunning Phang Nga Bay, the idyllic Surin and Similan Islands, jungle-rich Khao Sok and the sandy coast of Khao Lak, renowned for its spectacular beauty - most notably Phang Nga Bay's distinctive karsts, collapsed cave systems and archaeological sites - making it one of south-east Asia's most striking maritime landscapes. Phang Nga bay and its hundreds of islands achieved international fame when they appeared in the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun and later Tomorrow Never Dies (1997).
Along Phang Nga’s Andaman seashore lies Khao Lak, a stunning coastline of expansive beaches. Famously struck by the 2004 Tsunami, Khao Lak has sculpturally recovered from the devastation and, once again, exudes splendour from its immaculate beaches and raw, flourishing jungle. With access to the world famous Similan and Surin Island dive sanctuaries, visitors can explore the waters or alternatively venture inland to the five national parks bordering the area.