Situated on the tranquil north-east coast of Phuket, Ao Por is a mariner’s haven, where fishing villages dot the coast and the spectacular Phang Nga Bay beckons on the horizon. Just 20 kilometres from Phuket Airport yet a world away from the island’s tourist crowds, the jungle-clad hills of Ao Por enchant with sunrise views and an Andaman Sea panorama of limestone cliffs jutting steeply from emerald waters, soaring sea birds, longtail boats and sleek yachts.
Phuket’s tropical climate, together with its sheltered bay, make Ao Por an enticing destination year-round for discovering the area’s marine delights. Two local piers and the Ao Po Grand Marina offer a choice of launching points and vessels to charter for a day of maritime exploration. Closer to shore, just some of the activities around Ao Po include wakeboarding and standup paddling or kayaking through mangrove-forested inlets, and back on dry land you can choose between a day on a manicured golf course or a hike in the jungle – a true nature-lover’s holiday escape.