Although the west of the Phang Nga bay has the water cliffs and might be considered more beautiful it also sees the most tourists. The karst cliffs may not be as chalky white in the eastern part but is equally beautiful and you get to have it almost all to yourself!
We spend two days kayaking in the east of Phang Nga bay; between beaches, into caves and around the fish and seaweed farm. We chatted to the local fisher men and women who let us try the fresh sea caviar they farmed and one lady even gave us a bag of fresh tiger prawns which the hotel cooked up for our breakfast. Kayaking is a great way of exploring the area and really fun to do with kids. To peacefully be gliding through the water picnicking on beaches only accessible over water. Two of my kids had never kayaked before and they did so well. And we didn’t fall in once!