Ever dreamt of having your own private island? Well, your dream could come true now. Less than a 20-minute boat ride from Phuket’s Ao Por Pier is Koh Phae, a tiny island that’s almost completely covered by water at high tide. You can book the entire island now for your own party!
How to Book?
You will need to get permission from the puu yai baan [village leader], which is a service Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa (www.renaissancephuket.com) offers to take care of free of charge for its guests.
Yes, you would have to stay in the hotel to book the island. Room rates at Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, on Mai Khao Beach, start at HK$967/night including breakfast for two. One-way transportation to Ao Por Pier is HK$185 for a taxi, HK$230 or a van for HK$392 for Renaissance’s van service.
Note, there’s no electricity on Koh Phae, so daytime visits are recommended.
How to Get to the Koh Phae Island?
You’ve got two options for getting there. A spot on one of Andaman Passion‘s (www.andamanpassion.com) catamarans will cost you HK$900/person return, including food and drink buffet. You can also book the entire boat for your crew (max 45 people), with the price ranging from HK$13,810-HK$23,010.
A cheaper choice would be a long-tail boat at HK$345 return, which can be split between 20 people. Bookings at 098-064-5104.
Note that there’s NO ELECTRICITY on Koh Phae, so we suggest to visit during daytime.