Located on the north east coast of Phuket, Ao Por is one of the most spectacular areas of the island, overlooking the coastline of the beautiful Phang Nga Bay.
Facing the islands of Barama Bay and Naka Yai, Ao Por is a popular launching point for boat trips exploring neighboring islands, and now also has its own world-class 200-berth marina. With 24-hr, all-tide access, Ao Po Grand Marina is situated in the best cruising grounds in The Kingdom.
The best way to get around Ao Por is by on foot along the beach. However, taxi cabs are readily available to take visitors to other parts of the island, and motor-scooters are available for hire. Despite being just a 15-minute drive from the myriad dining, shopping and nightlife options of Phuket Town, and 20 minutes from the airport, the Ao Por peninsula remains a largely undeveloped and tranquil part of the island. A few luxury hotels and resorts have been built here in natural surroundings, including the five-star Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa which boasts an 18-hole championship course designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus.