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“Very safe, organized and well excuted tour” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aonang Orchid Resort - Day Tours

Aonang Orchid Resort - Day Tours
Ranked #24 of 42 Tours in Ao Nang
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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very safe, organized and well excuted tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

If you are on the market for a safe, highly organized tour of Phi Phi Island, Aonang Orchid Resort is a great bet for you. Be forewarned that this tour style will not satisfy the desires of the adventurous, independent traveler; it is more meant for families, large groups of people, and inexperienced travelers who want dedicated staff to see to organizing their every need. As a result, don't expect to be taken to exclusive, private tourist destinations, but expect to have the staff be extremely friendly and attentive to your every need.

This tour was rather large with close to 60 people on board the boat, but despite the size, it was extremely well organized, and we always left on time, never leaving anyone behind. We hit 3 beaches and 2 snorkeling spots, and the boat and snorkeling gear were very clean. There is a buffet lunch included and water and Coca Cola are free on board the boat. Staff was very knowledgable and helpful. What I appreciated the most was the fact that the staff will also cater the tour to your needs, for example taking a group of more experienced snorkelers on a full fledged snorkeling tour if you make your wishes known to them.

Highly recommend this for those seeking a safe, family friendly tour with great staff.

Visited March 2014
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119 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Phi Phi 4 Islands tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Beautiful waters to snorkel in. They know the good spots over reefs to stop at. Highly recommend these guys.

Visited February 2014
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Bangkok, Thailand
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120 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“4 island tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

This is a great way to see many places in a single day trip, leave hotel around 8AM and return by 3PM….exhausted if you take the long walks. Our boat only had 14 people on board so not the giant "cattle herders" that I saw other groups going in. Yes the places you go to are tourist destinations and crowds are expected however some looked like parking lots at the local mall. Mr Bond(just Bond) was our guide and had everything organised well. Best thing, lunch was served of plastic plates with metal spoon and fork, which meant they bought everything back. Other tour groups leave their trash on the island and it is getting disgusting….time for action to all tourists, make sure you insist on the tour operator bringing all the garbage back.

Visited February 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Took the Koh Phi Phi and Koh Hong Speedboat tours”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

The Phi Phi tour was much better than the Koh Hong. The Phi Phi tour could skip the Bamboo Island beach stop as it is crowded and too rocky to enjoy…. this would give more time to Maya Bay and other more enjoyable destinations. The tour leader (Serena) was helpful on this tour.

The good experience from the Phi Phi tour was not repeated on the Koh Hong tour. The boat was completely overbooked, and the passengers were miserable being packed in. At least two people had to stand or sit on the coolers. Several passengers left their items on "premium" seats in order to reserve them, and the tour lead (Serena again) did nothing to stop the practice. The locations of stops for the Koh Hong tour were pretty, but useless (save for the last stop at Koh Hong beach) as they overcrowded with rough seas (no decent snorkeling on this trip.) Very disappointing. If you visit, look into private bookings through independent outfits, and dictate your itin.

Visited January 2014
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