Located in Phang Nga Province, Koh Panyee is a small Muslim fishing village built on stilts at the end of the 18th century by families from Indonesia. While the activity on the island seems to revolve mainly around the fishing industry, in recent years the village also knew an increase in tourism-related activities. Koh Panyee boasts now of many seafood restaurants and souvenirs stalls.
As part of many tours around Phang Nga area, Koh Panyee is a popular destination to enjoy a fresh seafood lunch. The village also offers the uncommon sight of a floating football pitch.
From Novotel Phuket Karon and Spa, the best way to go to Koh Panyee would be to sign up for a tour. You can also decide to rent a car and drive to Surakul Pier in Phang Nga. From there, you will be able to rent a long-tail boat for around THB 1700 for 3 hours. This option offers the advantage of strolling in the village at your leisure and with no tourists in sight. Take your time to stroll around this unusual place and get a better understanding of Koh Panyee school, shops, and people’s daily life.