Phuket is one of the most popular destinations in Thailand especially during the northern winter. It is especially popular among Europeans; so much so that everything- and I mean everything- on the island is expensive, even more than a place like Singapore! It is a beach-lover paradise but one of the best activities to do is to go on a canoe trip to the Phang Nga Bay.
Phang Nga Bay is a little like Halong Bay of Vietnam, studded by limestone karsts, some of which are hundreds of meters tall, protruding out from the sea. Some of these are virtually little isolated islands with collapsed cave systems and steep walls. Some of the islands have hongs, tidal sink holes in the middle of rock islands, connected to the sea by narrow caves. Inside, these hongs are mysteriously open to the sky, and harbour a world that has remained hidden from humans since their creation, thousands of years ago. Kayaking into these hongs and enjoying the tranquility should be one of the "must-do's" of Thailand.