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North Phang Nga Bay

While the bay itself is not large, the number of islands, inlets and mangrove channels to be explored ensure that no matter how long a yachtsman spends here, new experiences will always be nearby. We list only a selection of the many anchorages in this area. Much of the joy of sailing in Phang Nga Bay, after all, lies in discovering the uncounted creeks, caves and coves for yourselves.

North Phang Nga Bay | Photo by Bill O'Leary
North Phang Nga Bay | Photo by Bill O’Leary

Most islands are uninhabited, offering secluded anchorages under soaring cliffs fringed with jungle, as well as fascinating dinghy expeditions to hidden beaches, caves and creeks not shown on charts or maps. The famous features of this bay are the ‘hongs’ – Thai for room.

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