DAY 1: Phuket
Prefer a seafaring voyage? Begin by flying into Phuket, the largest island in Thailand, and join up with a tour group that will take you around the western islands via cruise ship or catamaran. Spend the morning exploring Phuket or relaxing on the beach, and then spend the afternoon sailing toward the Northern Phuket Islands. Overnight on the ship or catamaran
DAY 2: Phang Nga Bay/Railay Beach
In the morning, arrive at Khao Phing Kan, also called “James Bond Island” because it was the location for The Man with the Golden Gun. After touring the island, arrive at Railay Beach, where you can go hiking, see the Shrine of the Sea Princess, or experience the active nightlife. Spend the night on the ship or catamaran
DAY 3: Railay Beach/Koh Haa
Set sail for the national park Koh Haa, where you can swim, dive, or snorkel in the lagoons. Kayaking and sunbathing are also options. Overnight on the ship or catamaran.
DAY 4: Koh Phi Phi
Arrive in Koh Phi Phi, a small archipelago with six islands. Depending on which islands your trip decides to visit, you can climb to the top of the viewpoint for a breathtaking view of the Thai Islands, get up close and personal with the monkeys on Monkey Beach, or enjoy the fire shows and other cultural entertainment in the evening
DAY 5: Koh Racha Noi
Before setting off for Koh Racha Noi, pass by Maya Bay, the location for the Leonardo DiCaprio movie The Beach. When you arrive at Koh Racha Noi, relax on the beach or go diving in the deep waters.
DAY 6: Ko Yao Yai
Your final stop before returning to Phuket, Koh Yao Yai is one of the lesser developed islands in Thailand and is renowned for its natural beauty. For your last full day, enjoy a final stroll on the beach or go for a swim in the turquoise water. If you plan to fly home the following day, avoid scuba diving—too many changes in atmospheric pressure in a short time period can be harmful to your health.