This was perhaps THE BEST tour I have done, thanks to my Thai girlfriend Tam for letting me know about it! Welcome to the starlight Hong tour. Basically there are hundreds of these little floating islands in the south of Thailand and they are only a short 45 minute boat ride from Phuket Island. Sarah and I joined this tour where they take you on a boat all day through the islands and then you can jump out into the water and kayak around and inside of these islands. Most of them have sea caves, but Hong Island was unique, because it was shaped like a horseshoe with a narrow opening and you could swim inside of a lagoon inside of the island! This is actually why they call it “Hong” island, meaning “room” in Thai. We made prayer offerings out of coconuts and hiked inside of caves and floated them in the water with candles. After exploring for hours, we swam back to the boat where they had a huge seafood feast waiting for us. It was perfect! We watched the sunset and chowed down on an amazing feast and it was the most spectacular day.