Southern Thailand and Andaman Coast Food & drinks

Our most recommended Southern Thailand and Andaman Coast Food & drinks

Phuket: James Bond Island Luxury Sunset Cruise

1. Phuket: James Bond Island Luxury Sunset Cruise

Take in the highlights of Phang Nga Bay on this action-packed full-day cruise from Phuket, with hotel transfers included. Paddle around Hong islands on a kayak, marvel at the natural wonders of James Bond Island, take a swim at Yai Island, and tuck into a delicious lunch onboard. After a hotel pickup, set off for the pier at Ao Por Pier. Begin your Phang Nga Bay luxury cruise in style and comfort with a buffet lunch served on board. Admire the spectacular limestone scenery along the coast as you savor a wide array of international cuisine ranging from sushi to local dishes. Next, explore the sea caves by kayaking to Hong Island, where you can discover many lost worlds inside the caves. Admire the limestone walls covered in greenery and the open-sky cavern ceilings. After kayaking, spend some time relaxing, swimming, or lounging on a water hammock at Yai Island.  Then, arrive at Phing Kan Island, the centerpiece of Phang Nga National Park, to admire its amazing leaning vertical rocks. This island is also known as James Bond Island - and you may recognize it from the movie, 'The Man with the Golden Gun'.  Cruise back towards the marina as you enjoy a buffet dinner during a stunning panoramic sunset. Get amazing views of the evening sun setting over the water from the cruise ship - a truly unmissable experience. Arrive back a the Yacht Haven Marina and be transferred back to your hotel.

Krabi: Koh Rok & Koh Haa Hidden Snorkeling Tour by Speedboat

2. Krabi: Koh Rok & Koh Haa Hidden Snorkeling Tour by Speedboat

Start the journey with hotel pick-up to Leum Kruad Pier and prepare to embark to Koh Rok and Koh Haa, known for its remarkable beauty and untouched nature. The island ecological preservation of Mu Koh Lanta National Park is only available to visit from Mid-October to Mid-May. Travel from Leam Kruad pier by speed boat to Koh Rok, comprised of the twin islands of Koh Rok Nai and Koh Rok Nok. The boat will make a stop for the first snorkel stop of the trip at Kok Rok Nok reef. After the snorkelling, enjoy the sights of Man Sai Beach, relax and take the time to embrace the wonders of Andaman. At noon, enjoy a prepared Thai lunch on the beach and recharge your energy for the next visit at Koh Haa. Snorkel in the crystal-clear water, watch fish swimming around, and observe a fantastic underwater world.

From Phuket or Khaolak: Similan Islands Snorkeling Day Trip

3. From Phuket or Khaolak: Similan Islands Snorkeling Day Trip

Embark on a full-day guided speedboat tour of the Similan Islands from Phuket or Khaolak. Explore the underwater world at Ba Ngu's coral bay, relax on the pristine shores of Miang Island, and enjoy a buffet lunch. Start the trip with a convenient transfer service to Love Andaman private pier at Tablamu. Enjoy a light breakfast with tea or coffee as you receive a briefing from your tour guide.  Hop on a first-class speedboat and head for the Similan Islands. The first stop is known as Donald Duck Bay or Island No. 8. Here, you can hike to the Sail-Rock to admire the amazing scenery or spend time at the sandy beach swimming and sunbathing.  Visit the first snorkeling spot of Ba Ngu Island or Island No. 9. Explore the breathtaking coral bay, the best location to see different species of fish in the colorful underwater world. Take a break and enjoy a home-cooked Thai lunch buffet at noon. Enjoy fresh fruit as you relax on Thailand's most beautiful white sand beach.  Continue to the second snorkeling spot, where it is time to find Nemo at Payu Island or Island No. 7. Sea turtles and clownfish are often sighted here.  Take a rest at Miang Island or Island No. 4 and head to the gorgeous beaches of Honeymoon Bay and Princess Bay. Head back to the pier and be transferred back to your accommodation with wonderful memories. 

Phuket: Carnival Magic Admission Ticket with Hotel Transfers

4. Phuket: Carnival Magic Admission Ticket with Hotel Transfers

Carnival Magic is a uniquely Thai experience, unlike any carnival that you've been to before. See what makes it so special for yourself with this skip-the-line ticket and hotel transfer. Explore the colorful Thai-style park that combines performances, shopping, attractions, and a festive atmosphere. Divided into four different zones, there should be something for everyone at Carnival Magic. The first zone is the Carnival Fun Fair zone. Make your way down the street, do some shopping, and soak up the festive atmosphere as you enjoy carnival performances and other attractions. Grab something to eat at the buffet restaurant which can accommodate up to 3,000 people. Choose from more than 100 delicacies from around the world before you get back out and continue exploring. The third zone is the River Palace with its 16,000-square-metre indoor theatre, one of the largest in Thailand and the entire world. The Kingdom of Lights zone features more than 40 million lights that form dazzling masterpieces that are sure to capture the imagination.

Phuket Ko Sire: Cruise with Live Music and 4-Course Dinner

5. Phuket Ko Sire: Cruise with Live Music and 4-Course Dinner

Sit back, relax, and listen to live music while you cruise along the coast of Phuket from Ko Sire to Cape Panwa. Catch stunning views of the island from the boat and watch the sunset over the ocean horizon on this dinner cruise. Sip on a complimentary welcome glass of champagne upon your arrival. Spot landmarks such as the Tha Jeen Bridge from the water. Gaze at a glorious sunset as you listen to a live band. Tuck into a luxury 3 or 4-course meal as you take in the beautiful surroundings. Choose from either a Thai (4-course), Western, or Indian set menu (3 courses).

Phuket: Half Day Easy Thai Cooking Class & Local Market Tour

6. Phuket: Half Day Easy Thai Cooking Class & Local Market Tour

Take part in a half–day cooking class in a local kitchen, after you explore the local market to select your ingredients. Choose from 2 half–day classes: a the morning class starting at 9:30 AM or an afternoon class starting at 2:30 PM. For a more flexible menu, choose the Special Sunday class. See below for a sample of your menu: Monday: in the morning class, enjoy tom yam kung, phad thai, green curry, and mango sticky rice. In the afternoon class, prepare chicken satay, tom kha kai, phad see-ew, and mango sticky rice. Tuesday: the morning class will prepare fish cake, papaya salad, panang curry, and deep fried banana. In the afternoon, prepare tom yam kung, phad thai, green curry, and deep fried banana. Wednesday: in the morning, cook tom yam kung, phad thai, green curry, and banana in coconut milk. In the afternoon, cook fried chicken cashew nut, tom kha kai, fried basil leaves,  and banana in coconut milk. Thursday: the morning menu includes spring rolls, paneang curry, tom kha kai, and mango sticky rice. The afternoon class will prepare tom yam kung, phad thai, green curry, and mango sticky rice. Friday: join the morning class to prepare tom yam kung, phad thai, green curry, and deep fried banana. Choose an afternoon class for fried chicken in oyster sauce, spring roll, tom kha kai, and deep fried banana. Saturday: In the morning class, cook massaman curry, spring rolls, tom yam kung, and banana in coconut milk. In the afternoon, prepare red curry, larb, tom kah kai, and banana in coconut milk. Special Sundays: Choose 3 Thai main course dishes and a Thai dessert. 

Krabi: Traditional Thai Cooking Class

7. Krabi: Traditional Thai Cooking Class

Learn how to make your favorite Thai dishes with the help of a friendly and experienced instructor. Learn all about traditional Thai herbs and spices that make Thai food so delicious as your instructor guides you through every step of the process. You’ll be able bring back home what you learned to surprise your friends and family with the best Thai food ever. All dishes can be made vegetarian or non-spicy to suit your preference. Choose four dishes per person from the suggestions listed below: Morning cooking class (9:00 AM) • Massaman curry • Red curry chicken with vegetables • Spicy prawn soup (tom yam goong) • Lab kai (chicken mint salad) • Pad Thai • Stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts • Stir-fried sweet and sour chicken/vegetables • Fried rice with chicken/vegetables Afternoon cooking class (1:00 PM) • Spring roll • Mango sticky rice • Surry pastes • Green curry • Panang curry • Pad Thai • Chicken in coconut milk (tom kar kai) • Stir-fried chicken in Thai basil • Papaya salad (som tam) • Stir fried morning glory Late afternoon cooking class (2:00 PM) • Curry pastes • Green curry • Panang curry • Pad Thai • Papaya salad (som tam) • Chicken in coconut milk (tom kar kai) • Stir-fried chicken in Thai basil Evening cooking class (6:00 PM) • Curry pastes • Green curry • Panang curry • Pad Thai • Papaya salad (som tam) • Chicken in coconut milk (tom kar kai) • Stir-fried chicken in thai basil • Stir-fried morning glory • Mango sticky rice

Khao Lak: Cheow Lan Lake Overnight with Elephant Day Care

8. Khao Lak: Cheow Lan Lake Overnight with Elephant Day Care

Prepare to experience the pleasures of Cheow Lan Lake. Immerse yourself in the serenity of nature, along with the towering mountain, emerald green water of the lake, and wildlife inhabiting the dam. Partake in sports and leisure adventures, and rejuvenate your body and mind. Day 1 Start your adventure bright and early with pickup from your hotel. Capture a memorable moment at a scenic viewpoint on the way and board a traditional long-tail boat upon arrival at Cheow Lan Lake. Make a photo stop at the famous Gui Lin rock formation, before joining a jungle walk, try bamboo rafting, and enjoy free time to explore Coral Cave. Afterward, delight in a buffet lunch upon arrival at your floating resort. Check in to your room and start exploring the lake by kayak. Help yourself to coffee, tea, fruit juice, and seasonal fruit as you relax by the emerald water of the lake in the afternoon. Next, visit Khao Sok Wildlife Safari by long-tail boat, before returning to the resort for a delicious buffet dinner. Day 2 Start the day early with a coffee or tea, before heading out on another adventure day. Look up and experience bird watching in the rainforest canopy by a self-paddle kayak while your guide leads the way. Head back to the resort for breakfast and get ready for the next activity. Continue your journey to Khao Sok (main land) National Park. Explore the sights of local life in the southern part of Thailand as you drive to your first stop. set off along the peaceful and lush Sok River with bamboo raft paddlers. Admire stunning views of dramatic towering mountains, and maybe catch a glimpse of the various birds, reptiles, wild orchids, and monkeys that call the area home. Take a well-deserved break on the river banks and sip on fresh coffee made from bamboo. From there, head to a local restaurant and create your local lunch dish on your own as your guide teaches you the traditional Thai way. Savor each bite as you discover the tastes of southern Thai delicacies. Hop back on the van and make a quick stop at Mea Yai waterfall to hear the rushing water and take in the unique scenery. After, take stunning photographs at Khao Sok Viewpoint, with panoramic views over the national park, the home of 51 species of mammals, 300 different birds, and wild orchids. At last, visit an elephant sanctuary and meet the friendly giants. Hear about their individual stories and how they were rescued. Learn how to make a medicinal meal for the elephants from the loving elephant carer (mahout), then bathe the elephants in a fun mud spa. Finally, feed them from your own hands while taking some exciting new photos for your social media page. Feel the tickle of their furry trunks on your hands as you enjoy their playful nature. Transfer back in relaxation to your hotel.

Khaolak: Thai Cooking Class in a Garden

9. Khaolak: Thai Cooking Class in a Garden

Local Market - Start your adventure bright and early with complimentary pickup from your hotel in Khao Lak. Enjoy the sights of local life in the southern part of Thailand as you drive to your first stop at the local market. - At the market, we will first decide what you would like to cook. In doing so, we will take the opportunity in showing you more of the local side of Khaolak. We will first walk around and search for a local Thai sweet desserts (snack)s to enjoy with, while choosing your menu of the day. - If you do not know yet what to cook, you can choose from the menu of 40 different dishes or ask Pui for her help and advice. There is always a dish for each cook in the class plus a few extras thrown in. Pui can offer her experience to help decide which dishes will compliment each other and the group decides the final menu for the day and the shopping list is then set. - Our chef will explain more about the ingredients as you explore the market. There’s plenty of opportunity to ask questions, to smell the fresh Thai herbs, to see how fresh coconut milk is made and choose the best, select items for the shopping basket. This takes around 45 minutes, then it’s time to head to the kitchen. Food preparation - Once back from the market there will be time for refreshments whilst the ingredients are washed. Under the watchful eye of our chef, everyone will be designated tasks and begin to prepare the ingredients. You will learn how to peel, chop and slice everything the Thai way. One of the highlights is certainly learning how to roll your own Thai spring rolls. When everything is ready it’s time to head over to the kitchen where our gas hobs ready for cooking. Fine Thai Dining - On Your own Thai Creations - Finally, when everything is finished it’s time for the best part of the day, to sample what everybody has made. Lunch is served in traditional Thai style with everyone seated around a large table and all dishes laid out in the middle of the table. There’s always plenty of food so you get to try everything plus an extra portion or two of your favorites. During lunch, you will also learn which condiments suit certain dishes and get the chance to ask our Chef any final questions. After that, with a full belly it’s time to collect your recipes and head back to your hotel.

Phuket Old Town Food Tour for 8 Exclusive Guests

10. Phuket Old Town Food Tour for 8 Exclusive Guests

Our feasting tour of 14+ tastings invites guests on a culinary experience around the backstreets of old Phuket Town led by our team of professional foodie guides. We're Phuket's #1 food tour company. Over 5,000 guests can't be wrong. This island and old trading post has got some serious food pedigree. Influencers from all over Asia and beyond have evolved the dishes here into something truly original. That's why Phuket Town was crowned 'City of Gastronomy 2017' by UNESCO. While it's tempting to be a beach bum, those who drag themselves off the sand discover the secrets behind the island's flavours in small groups of up to 8 exclusive guests. Forget pad Thai and green curry, that's central Thai fare. We don't want to spoil the surprise, but prepare to drool as you mop up morsels with wood-fired naan, slurp bowls of smokey Hokkien noodles, work chopsticks over poh pia rolls smothered in rich tamarind sauce and roll up Phuket-style coconut crepes cooked over fiery coals among many more lip-smackingly good tastings in places you'd struggle to find alone. The tour concludes back at the start point, the Phuket Town Central Market, located along Ranong Road in the heart of the city. Enjoy local hospitality and meet new friends along the way. End the tour armed with the knowledge you'll need to continue eating street food across Thailand. Our tour reflects the local cuisine and the limitations of street food vendors means we unfortunately cannot cater for every dietary restriction. Here's an honest appraisal for the tour so no-one is disappointed: ✘ Unsuitable for vegetarians, pescatarians and no-pork diets ✘ Unsuitable for shellfish, peanut and severe allergies. ✘ Unsuitable for severe gluten intolerances, there are traces of gluten in soy sauce. ✔ Suitable for lactose intolerances. ✔ Suitable for no beef diets.

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Lucky was a fantastic host, great English and very knowledgeable about Thailand, it’s history and people. The places we ate in were well chosen and the food amazing. Lucky always knew the history of the restaurant, the family that owned it and the food we were eating. So full, would highly recommend.

Pema is a wonderful guide! She had so much information to offer and she is clearly well-loved in the local community— she knows everyone and it shows. Do not eat before this tour , it is a lot of delicious food, you will be stuffed.

It was an amazing experience, we had a great small group and out guide Kim was incredible. she taught us a lot about Thailand culture and took us to eat local food. Great value of money. We recommend it definitely ;)

Nam our guide was really knowledgeable, not only around the food, but the Old Town history. She was genuinely interested in all of us on the group and made it a brilliant experience. Thank you Nam..

Excellent tour, very well organised, delicious food, great ambience, Coco our guide was great. Excellent safety checks by the staff before getting off the boat.