A relatively cheap and accessible destination from Australia, Phuket is situated in the Adaman Sea in southern Thailand. It is Thailand’s largest island and is connected to the mainland by 2 bridges. Phuket is around 48km long and 21km wide from north to south. A very popular tourist destination, but you will find on the western side lush forests and stunning beaches along the coastline. Phang Nga Bay on the eastern side of Phuket is a sailing delight and one of the most popular sailing destinations in Asia. With over 100 islands consisting of striking rock formations and limestone cliffs rising vertically from the ocean floor you will find the area is unspoilt with great marine life and stuning scenery to explore. It is in Phang Nga Bay that you will find James Bond Island (so named after the film “Man with the Golden Gun”) and further afield you will find Maya Bay which was the location of the film “The Beach”. Although many tourists flock to these areas, there are plenty of anchorages just to get away from it all.