South of Koh Lanta, close to the coast of Trang Province are a number of smaller islands with great beaches, coral reefs and solitude.
Koh Ha is a tropical paradise in which visitors can relax and enjoy their day snorkeling, scuba diving and take on the beautiful surrounding. The word ‘ha’ means ‘five’ in Thai and, as the name suggests, Koh Ha consists of five lovely limestone islands located on the west of Koh Lanta, just an hour away by Read More...
- Opening Hours: Best time to go: October to June
- Location: Andaman Sea under the supervision of Mu Koh Lanta National Marine Park
Koh Kradan plays host to the annual underwater wedding ceremony that draws many partipating couples, hundreds of spectators and takes place each Valentine's day.
Also known as Koh Ha by the locals, Koh Kradan Island lies south of Lanta and belongs to the neighbouring Haad Chao Mai National Park. Named after the oblong shape of the Read More...
- How to get there: There is no scheduled ferry service from Lanta Island to the islands of Ngai, Muk or Kradan. You can, however, rent a private longtail boat in Saladan (Lanta Island) or join a snorkeling excursion from Lanta Island and get off the boat at your preferred island. Check the snorkeling destinations first to ensure you go to the right island before booking!!
Koh Muk (Koh Mook)
Most of the island of Koh Muk is mountainous apart from a small sandy peninsula to the east which is the main (and only) village area - home to about 300 Muslim fishing families. Tourist accommodation is limited to a couple of small resorts located on Ao Makham Beach - located around the other side of Read More...
Koh Ngai (Hai) is a tiny island measuring 4 kilometres long and 2 kilometres wide. Mountainous and covered by tropical forest, much of the coastline is indented with rocky headlands, while the eastern part has some beautiful sand beaches, backed by coconut plantations.
Don't be surprised to see crab-eating monkeys and monitor lizards coming down from Read More...
- Remarks: Accomodation available: Kohhai Fantasy Resort & Spa
- How to get there: From Pak Meng, located 15 kilometres away on the mainland opposite, in Trang Province. Standard ferry takes about one hour. A faster speedboat connection from Pak Meng Pier is also available, departing around the same time. It takes just 20 minutes. From Koh Lanta there is no scheduled ferry service from Lanta Island to Ngai Island although it is possible to rent a private longtail from Saladan (Koh Lanta Island) during high season (Nov - April).
Krabi is home to more than 100 unique tropical islands and Koh Rok is one certainly worth visiting. Many people take a day trip there and it’s good to know that there’s an option to stay overnight too. Famous for snorkeling, scuba diving as well as fun camping, Koh Rok is under the supervision of Mu Read More...
- Opening Hours: October to May
Best time to go: Feb to April
- Location: about 30km south of Lanta Island