James Bond Island: The location of an iconic scene from "The Man with the Golden Gun" was filmed here and it's just a speedboat ride from Phuket. Getting there is half the fun; cruise past dramatic limestone cliffs rising out of the emerald water as white-sand sea caves beckon from shore. Take the obligatory picture by the James Bond Island sign and shop for surprisingly fine souvenirs like coconut shell bowls lined with mother-of-pearl. Yes, it's touristy, but for 007 fans (isn't that everyone?), it's a must.