Koh Panak island is another highlight in the grandiose Phang Nga Bay. Located nearby Hong island, Koh Panak island features dramatic, steep limestone karsts and scenic cave exploration – an ideal way to adventure into an ancient world. Phang Nga Bay is stunningly beautiful, and a visit to Koh Panak promises a treat.
A typical excursion on Koh Panak would include visiting the caves. We recommend you to go with a tour guide if you do not have much experience because, in some places, the caves can get pretty narrow. Some of the most impressive caves on Koh Panak are Bat Cave, Mangrove Cave, and Climbing Cave. Also, there are small waterfalls in layers. Some caves are higher than the water level. Hence climbing up first may be necessary. However, most of the caves only require canoeing to travel.
When visiting Phang Nga Bay from Phuket, many tours will offer a kayak option as part of the day trip. Promising a secret lagoon (hong) inside its inner cave systems, Hong Island takes kayaking to the next level. From allowing you to swim through for exploration to proving an ideal setup for observing unique flora and fauna. What’s there not to love?
Phang Nga Bay spans 42 small and large islands, besides Koh Panak. Tucked in between Phuket and Krabi, the vast bay is an ultimate explorer destination. Therefore, when island-hopping Phang Nga Bay from Krabi, your itinerary will differ from the tour of Phang Nga Bay from Phuket. Panak island (or Koh Panak) is usually included in a day trip from Phuket only.