James Bond Island or Koh Ta-pu (‘Nail Island’) in Thai, has become a huge international tourist attraction since it was featured in ‘The Man With the Golden Gun’. Situated in the breathtaking Phang Nga Bay, it has a truly paradise-like setting with limestone cliffs and emerald green waters that are unmatched anywhere in Thailand!
Lying about 7.5 kilometers offshore from Pattaya, this island offers several white sandy beaches such as notably Hat Ta Waen, Hat Laem Thian and Hat Thong Long while there a bunch of coral reefs on the otherside of the island. Visitors can choose either snorkeling or viewing the coral from glass bottom boats.
Koh Samae San is 1.4 km away from the coast of Ban Samae San in Sattahip district. It has preserved by the Royal Thai Navy to be a home for sea turtles to hatch eggs, the abode for rare plants and the safe home for delicate corals. This island serves as a classroom in the middle of the sea where tourists and students can experience and learn about unspoiled nature. There are 5 beaches on the island which Hat Luk Lom is the most beautiful with softy white sand similar to the beaches along the Andaman Sea with the truly fact that it’s just 2.30 hours from the busy capital Bangkok. Not many facilities are available on the island. There are only a shelter, deck chairs and the breathtaking beaches.