Phuket is an island surrounded by many beautiful small islands, such as PhiPhi Island, James Bond Island, Surin Island, Similan Island, etc. So there are several piers in Phuket to the islands. Most of the piers are on the island’s east coast, and others are on the south coast of the island.
Phuket has so much to offer that you will have amazing memories and you will always cherish them. If you are in Thailand, you should not miss visiting the most gorgeous Islands. There are so many piers in Phuket, from where you can hop from one island to another. Here are some of the best piers in Phuket to the islands.
1- Royal Phuket Marina
Royal Phuket Marina is situated on the east coast of Phuket. It is the most convenient gateway to Phang Nga Bay and several stunning islands in the Andaman Sea, all are a few hours away. It is a state-of-the-art marina, consisting of 100 wet berths, space for almost 60 boats on a dry stack, and 26 boats on the hardstand. It offers incredible waterfront villas, with private berths and Phuket’s luxury penthouses and apartments. It has an international exhibition and conference center, for exhibitions, trade shows, and consumer events in Phuket. It is the largest exhibition hall, spanning 2000 sqm of internal space. It provides first-class residences, perfect dining, shopping, and a beautiful setting that makes your stay simply amazing.
2- Chalong Pier
Chalong Pier is the main pier of Phuket, set on the largest bay some 10 km south of Phuket town. It is the main area for visitors arriving by sea from the Thai mainland as well as for boat trips to all the islands in Phuket. The port area is beautiful and occupied with small boats, ferries, and tourists boats. Chalong Pier offers many boat trips around all close islands, including Coral Island, and Racha Island. It is one of a kind and has many attractions, such as; restaurants, souvenir shops, cafes. If you are planning to sail around the islands, Big probably this is the place where you will depart by a yacht or a small boat to enjoy day trips.
3- Boat Lagoon
Boat Lagoon is located on the east coast of Phuket, between Phuket Airport and town. It is one of the best piers opening to the exciting experiences. It is an ideal spot for boating around the islands, such as Koh PhiPhi, Koh Lanta, and Krabi.
It was the first marina, built-in Phuket decades ago. You can find plenty of waterfront restaurants, and bars on one side, while on the other side, you can find a residential area with old and new houses.
4- Rassada Pier
Rassada Pier is one of the main harbors for boats, yachts, and ships traveling to other islands of Phuket, including Koh PhiPhi, Koh Lanta, and Krabi. It is located on the west coast of the island. It is close to Phuket old Town and Phuket Airport as it took an hour to reach here. It is quite busy and crowded in the morning because many tourists gather here to travel to other islands from speedboats, yachts, and ferries.
If you are in Phuket, it is recommended to book a ticket in advance. Boats are usually fully booked from November to April. You will also find food stalls, and snack shops close to the pier.
5- Ao Por Pier
Ao Por Pier is a perfect gateway to incredible Phang Nga Bay. It has 300 wet berths with 10 m wide walkways on the north and east marina. It is a secluded bay on the northeastern coast of Phuket. It can accommodate almost 80 boats and yachts for easy access to tourists. The boats are 100 m long so it covers a big area.
It is a top-notch destination having plenty of food stalls, restaurants, bars, pools, fitness area, and yacht service shops. You can also see wide sandy beaches on both its eastern and western coasts. If you want to experience mesmerizing sightseeing you can also go to luxury resorts.
6- Bang Rong Pier
Bang Rong Pier is located on the north-eastern side of Phuket Island. It is also close to Phang Nga Bay and Koh Khai. It is the main place for visitors to catch speedboats and ferries to the islands. There are plenty of boats, speedboats, and ferries available at different prices to choose from. Speedboats operate every day to Koh Yao Yai at regular intervals. You can easily reach Bang Rong Pier from Phuket International Airport, as it takes only 30 minutes to reach here. There are many local attractions in the area, such as kayaking, boating, and just relaxing on the beach for sightseeing.
7- Laem Hin Pier
Laem Hin Pier is located on Phuket’s east coast. Laem means “cape” in English. It has several boasts to Coconut Island. There are a couple of good restaurants here, and you can enjoy Thai food, seafood, drinks, and beers. You can also walk at the pier and enjoy the beautiful sights. It is a worth visiting place for visitors because it is a place where you can see restaurants offering outdoor dining areas. It gets crowded over the weekend because of its charming outdoor setting above water. These restaurants offer a wide range of seafood in quite a relaxing atmosphere. It is a must-see place for seafood lovers.