Khai Islands

Khai Islands: Our most recommended tours and activities

Phuket: Phi Phi Islands and Maya Bay Day Trip with Lunch

1. Phuket: Phi Phi Islands and Maya Bay Day Trip with Lunch

Tour the paradisical Phi Phi Islands, and explore Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh on a guided speedboat day trip from Phuket. Dip below the waves with 3 snorkeling stops and tuck into a buffet lunch by the beach. Start your morning with hotel pickup and a complimentary coffee or tea with cookies. Hop on a speedboat, and make your way to Green Island for snorkeling while observing marine wildlife. Continue to Phi Phi Leh island, featured in iconic movies, including "The Beach." Sightsee along Maya Bay and Loh Samah Bay by boat before taking a swim in Pileh Lagoon, known for its emerald water encircled by limestone karst cliffs. Bring your camera to Viking Cave and see its bird nests. At noon, arrive at Phi Phi Don island. Here, regain your strength with a buffet lunch at a beachside restaurant. After, enjoy free time to discover this lush island with its many shops and cafes. Stop by Monkey Beach to catch a glimpse of the monkeys who call this beach home. Then, head to Nui Bay to swim, snorkel or soak up the sunshine. Finally, visit Khai Island and relax on its pristine shores or enjoy the water before a return transfer to your hotel.

Krabi: 7 Islands Sunset Tour with BBQ Dinner and Snorkeling

2. Krabi: 7 Islands Sunset Tour with BBQ Dinner and Snorkeling

Enjoy an island-hopping adventure to 7 beautiful islands near Krabi on a long tail boat tour. Visit a variety of picturesque islands and enjoy a tasty BBQ dinner as you watch the magical sunset on Koh Poda. Start the 7 island sunset tour with pickup from your hotel in Krabi, or at one of several meeting points in the area. Depart by traditional longtail boat from Nopparat Thara Pier in Ao Nang, with a short stopover at Railay Beach to pick up fellow travelers. Continue to Koh Yawasam and dive into a paradise of large shallow gardens of coral surrounded by flat sandy areas. Cruise around the chicken-shaped rock at Koh Kai. Enjoy an excellent photo opportunity at this oddly-shaped natural landmark. The next stop is at Koh Tub for some beach time or (at low tide) a walk across the spectacular sandbank that connects it to Chicken and Mor Islands nearby. Swim in the crystal-clear water at Koh Tan Ming, a small rock islet in front of Koh Poda. After plenty of exertion and activity, you will then enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner right on the beach of Koh Poda as the sun goes down. Complete the evening with a short swim amidst the bio-luminescent plankton in the surrounding ocean of Koe Raeng before returning to the pier in Ao Nang.

Phuket: Khai Nok, Khai Nai, and Khai Nui Island Day Trip

3. Phuket: Khai Nok, Khai Nai, and Khai Nui Island Day Trip

Travel to the tropical islands of Khai Nok, Khai Nai, and Khai Nui on this cruise from Patong. Keep your energy up with snacks and seasonal fruit on board. Use the snorkeling equipment to explore underwater landscapes in search of colorful marine life.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Patong. Listen to a short briefing from your guide. Transfer to your boat and set off to Khai Nok island. Snap some pictures of Phuket's shoreline as you depart.  Arrive at Khai Nok island and have some free time to relax on the white sand beach and swim or snorkel through the crystal clear water. Make your way to the island of Khai Nui where you can swim among the coral. Head to the island of Khai Nai where you can feed the island's cat population on thebeach. Have some more time for swimming and snorkeling before sailing back to Phuket and transferring to your accommodation.

Phuket: James Bond Island By Private Long Tail With Canoeing

4. Phuket: James Bond Island By Private Long Tail With Canoeing

After pickup from your hotel, drive to Boonchu pier. You'll then head to Phang-nga by longtail boat. First stop is Kradong Cave, where you can walk to the top to admire the views over the surrounding scenery. Next, journey to Khao Phing Kan and Khao Tapoo, also known as “James Bond Island”. This is a famous movie location, where “The Man with the Golden Gun” was filmed. You'll have free time here to explore and take pictures.  Hop into a sea canoe to explore Lod Cove, a large limestone cave. You'll then visit Koh Pan-Yee, a famous floating fishermen's village, before enjoying an included lunch. After lunch, explore the beautiful Khai Island of Phang Nga Bay, which is perfect for swimming and sunbathing. After plenty of time here, you'll head back to Boonchu pier and then be dropped back at your hotel.

From Phuket: Phi Phi Sunrise Small Group Tour & Lunch Buffet

5. From Phuket: Phi Phi Sunrise Small Group Tour & Lunch Buffet

Beat the crowds on a day trip departing in the early morning from Phuket to the Phi Phi Islands. Visit Khai Nai Island, Maya Bay, and Monkey Beach. Have time to snorkel and enjoy lunch at an island resort. Begin your day trip with an early morning pickup from your hotel in Phuket to beat the tourist crowds around the Phi Phi Islands. Upon arrival at the marina, depart for the speedboat ride and marvel at the beautiful scenery around you. Reach Khai Nai Island and be the first to explore the tiny island with its shallow, turquoise waters and savor a light breakfast and seize the opportunity to take some amazing pictures. Visit Maya Bay and take pictures of the beach made famous by the 2000 movie, "The Beach," starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Maya Bay is currently closed for ecological restoration, but guests can still see the white sand beach and crystal clear blue water from the speedboat. Watch the wild monkeys from aboard the boat at Monkey Beach as you listen to the guide's instructions. Then, enjoy a scrumptious lunch at an island resort in Phi Phi Don and sail to the last island of Bamboo. Take some time to swim and relax on the beach, before diving into the last activity with a snorkel trip on a nearby island, giving you another chance to explore the colorful submarine life. By afternoon, return to Royal Phuket Marina Pier and be transferred back to your hotel in Phuket.

Phuket: Full Day Speed Boat Tour Phi Phi and Bamboo Island

6. Phuket: Full Day Speed Boat Tour Phi Phi and Bamboo Island

Explore the Phi Phi archipelago and its natural wonders on a splashy speedboat tour, with stops at Khai Nok, Phi Phi Don, and Bamboo Island. Leave your worries at home with no-fuss hotel pickup and drop-off. Arrive safely in the hands of your driver at Love Andaman Pier boat ramp. Check in and enjoy breakfast and drinks, munching away while you listen to your tour guide's briefing of the day's activities. Hop on the speed boat, heading directly to Khai Nok Island. There, enjoy swimming, snorkeling and relaxing on the white sandy beach. Visit closed-off Pileh Lagoon, known as the emerald swimming pool of the sea. Depart from Phi Phi Don heading to Bamboo Island, where the unique crescent-shaped beach stretches endlessly along the horizon. Surround yourself with crystal clear water and powdery white sand, and take a dive before concluding the tour.

Phuket: Khai Islands Full-Day Private Speedboat Charter Tour

7. Phuket: Khai Islands Full-Day Private Speedboat Charter Tour

Begin with pickup at 8:00 AM from Phuket town, Patong - Kata, Karon, and Rawai Beach and check-in at Phuket Marina. Travel to the first island of Koh Khai Nui. Upon arrival at the island, choose either to swim, sunbathe, or do some snorkeling in the turquoise waters. Explore the underwater world full of colourful fish and other marine life.  Explore Koh Khai Nok Island and visit the beach of Koh Khai Nai Island, where you will enjoy lunch right on the white sands. Relax after your lunch before making your way to Koh Khao Rang Island, which is notable for its pearl farm.  At around 4:00 PM, hop on back to your private speed boat and head back the pier for the transfer back to your hotel.

From Phuket: Phi Phi and Maya Bay Snorkeling by Speedboat

8. From Phuket: Phi Phi and Maya Bay Snorkeling by Speedboat

Travel by speedboat on a day trip to Phi Phi Leh, Phi Phi Done, and Khai Nai island. Dive into Maya Bay and explore the beaches of Khai Nai island. Eat a delicious lunch at a seaside restaurant. Enjoy a day exploring the Phi Phi and Khai Islands, departing from your hotel in Phuket in the morning. Your adventure begins with a 1-hour relaxing boat ride to the Phi Phi Islands. See the wild monkeys from aboard the boat at Monkey Beach, before beginning your first snorkeling trip of the day. Pass by Camel Rock or Nui Bay and marvel at all the beautiful scenery while you cruise by in the speedboat. Once you arrive at Phi Phi Leh, visit Maya Bay, made famous by the film "The Beach." Here you will have more time to snorkel and swim in the area.  At noon, enjoy a delicious lunch at a beach side restaurant at Phi Phi Done, before cruising to Khai Nai Island where you will get to explore the tiny island. Spend the afternoon relaxing, swimming and snorkeling on and around the islands. This tour is one of the best ways to truly discover the beauty of the area, from its turquoise waters, white sandy beaches and everything in between. Your island hopping adventure will end when you return to the marina, before boarding your transfer back to your hotel in Phuket.

Phuket: Phi Phi & Khai Island Private Speedboat Charter Tour

9. Phuket: Phi Phi & Khai Island Private Speedboat Charter Tour

Following a pickup from your hotel at 8 AM from Phuket town, Patong - Kata, Karon, and Rawai Beach, check-in at Phuket Marina. Enjoy a private trip to Phi Phi and Khai Islands by speedboat charter service from Phuket. Benefit from a personalized timetable and set sail for an exciting island adventure. The tour passes by Maya Bay next, an idyllic location that has become overpopulated by tourists in recent years but is now being restricted. From the boat, gaze at the bay’s remarkable scenery, which was used as the filming location for “The Beach”. Then, enjoy a tasty lunch on the beach. After that spend some time at your own leisure with shopping or sightseeing. Explore Koh Khai Islands with its beautiful rocks, white sand beaches, and crystal waters. Seize the opportunity to snorkel and explore the breathtaking underwater world full of colorful fish and other marine life. At around 4 PM, hop on to your private speed boat to head back to the pier and transfer to your hotel. Remark: Maya and Lohsamah bay has been closed from the 1st of August to the 30th of September 2022.

From Ko Yao Yai: Koh Khai Islands Private Boat Tour w/ Lunch

10. From Ko Yao Yai: Koh Khai Islands Private Boat Tour w/ Lunch

Start your journey from the hotel and set sail to the first Island, Koh Khai Nok. Enjoy the white-sand beach and very clear water which surrounded the island. Swim with many different kinds of colorful fish and enjoy the famous place for sunbath. Finish with taking in panoramic views of the Khai Nok viewpoint. Next journey, you will arrive at Koh Khai Nui which is a small beach with very unique and clear water. This place has so many abundant corals which is why it is the best place for snorkeling. Also, sea urchins can be found in this area. Take a break with a picnic lunch and enjoy the scenery of Koh Khai on the Andaman sea. Finish the whole tour with Koh Khai Nai. Explore many different shapes of rocks and reefs which are formed by the erosion of seawater. This place is beautiful as other islands, but it is the best location for taking pictures of the blue sea. In the end, get back to the pier and be dropped off at your hotel safely.

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What people are saying about Khai Islands

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 590 reviews

One of the best snorkeling experiences I’ve had anywhere which includes Hawaii and the Maldives (saw the most colorful fish and even baby sharks). The guides were attentive and helpful. They were always offering drinks and snacks. One of them even stayed with me the entire snorkeling time as I lack swimming experience. My husband unfortunately stepped on a sea urchin at the end of the tour (on the last beach which had lots of seashells on the beach…it really shouldn’t be meant for a swimming beach especially if it is also known to have sea urchins); they helped to clean his foot and treat the “wound”. Albeit bad ending to the trip but we still had a great experience and are grateful to the staffs. Buffet lunch was meh.

We had the most amazing experience at the two snorkelling sites that our guide brought us to, I've never seen so many clownfish. The plankon weren't as amazing as I hoped, but going into the water with them made them much more visiible. The BBQ was great also, plenty of food with second helpings for everyone. The whole day ran really smoothly.

It was an excellent trip. From picking us up from the location to dropping us off everything was included in package. so many beautiful sightseeing places,swimming places.tour guide was good too. in a nutshell it was a topnotch and worth it trip.

Amazing experience and awesome guides! Thank you to 'Sit' who was our guide, you were fantastic! Sorry for not saying goodbye.

The Trip was Awesome...all thanks to the Guide..she was Good!!