With a friend flying into Phuket airport to visit us, we found ourselves back on The Andaman coast and visiting the previously missed town of Khao Lak. Following in Roger Moore’s footsteps, I spent a morning travelling through Phang Nga bay to visit Ko Tapu, more commonly known as the ‘James Bond Island’ after its appearance in the film The Man with the Golden Gun.
James Bond Island
The nearby Koh Panyee village was an intriguing place to stop for a seafood lunch. The 1600 residents, mostly fisherman, have created an entire community built on stilts above the sea. The crisscrossed roads of the village are lined with stalls selling trinkets and fresh noodles, as well as beautiful sounding small birds in cages that are priced according to their singing ability.
We stumbled accross Café Kantary ice cream parlour and bakery after a tasty Thai meal in Khao Lak. Purely for the good of the blog, we were forced to return the next day for photographic evidence, and of course had to try a variety of treats. Kantary have a few cafés across Thailand, so if you ever stroll by one, it’s worth dropping in.