You’ll feel like you’re on your own private island on this trip, as you leave Phuket behind for the day. After a short drive to Chalong Pier, you’ll board a boat that’s bound for the island of Racha Yai. This little speck of land’s about half an hour away, in an open patch of the Andaman Sea. When you arrive, relaxing’s top of the agenda. The palm-backed beach is smothered in porcelain-white sand, and there are thatched-roof bars on hand to dish out tropical cocktails. When you’re ready for a switch from sunbathing, head to the shoreline for a spot of snorkelling. The waters here are as clear as an aquarium, so the colourful coral scenery looks like it’s in HD. Tuck into a buffet lunch at a beachfront restaurant, then spend the rest of your afternoon catching rays or exploring the island before the return boat trip.
The speedboat journey can be bumpy and you may get wet, the majority of the boat is covered so shade will be available.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.