Chalong Bay is the Phuket’s principal boat anchorage and the islands largest bay, is 11 kilometres south of the town. It is very picturesque but not suitable for swimming. Boats can be chartered to go to some small island south of Phuket. A number of restaurants are on the road leading to the bay. A few kilometers from the bay is Wat Chalong where statues of Luang Po Chaem and Luang Po Chuang, Phuket’s most revered monks, are enshrined.