South East Asia pearls are amongst the most praised in the world and Phuket is one of the main production center in this part of the globe. You can find pearls of many different colors.
Koh Nakha Noi is a small island offshore Phuket. There you will be able to visit a pearl farm and purchase pearls in the small shop of the farm. The place is also a natural reserve that boats can access with an authorization. The place is perfect for snorkeling as the waters there are very transparent and if you are lucky enough, you might see dolphins. There is a small restaurant and a few bungalows if you want to spend the night.
To go to Koh Nakha Noi, you need to go to Ao Po pier and take a boat from there, but there are many tour operators proposing this visit in their catalogue.
Besides, you will easily find jewelry shops in Phuket that sells pearls. For instance, the Gems Gallery and Wang Talang are large stores dedicated to jewelry. In Phuket Town, there are also many places where you can find pearl jewelries.
Where to find authentic pearls in Phuket
Koh Nakha Noi Pearl Farm
Location: Koh Nakha Noi
Phuket Pearl Farm
Location: Koh Kaew, Thepkrasatri Road
Tel: +66(0)76 238 002
Wang Talang Jewelry Shop
Location: Phuket Town, Chaofa West Road
Tel (free shuttle): +66(0)82 816 7751
Location: Phuket Town, Bypass Road
Tel: +66(0)76 255 001-10