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Island Hopping Thailand

Koh Chang

Koh Chang is the second largest island in Thailand. 70% of the island is still covered with jungle and the landscape is mostly defined by steep hills. There is one long coastline on the west side of the island which is nowadays a busy area while offering a lot of accommodation for package tourists and backpackers as well.

Koh Chang offers something for all ages and tastes. Nice white sand beaches, fascinating marine life and scenic waterfalls attracting tourists from all over the world.Koh Chang is still far less developed than many other tropical Thai islands, but developments are booming and cheap places are replaced by modern boutique bungalow resorts and hotels.

The island offers many choices to discover the marine park by boats. Trips are available around the island or you can go on a one day cruise and enjoy the scenic panorama of other small islands passing by. A 2 days / 1-night island hopping is a popular activity for the whole family.

Four elephant camps offering the opportunity to discover the nature on the back of an elephant. We are not recommending this activity, please choose a suitable camp by yourself or better give a donation to one of the certified elephant projects in Thailand.

Divers will love Koh Chang for its variety of dive spots. They can discover a wreck, coral reefs, rock outcrops and drop-offs. They are many diving schools on Koh Chang which also offers trips for snorkeling.

You can reach the island by plane and fly into Trat Airport; bookings can be done easily under www.bangkokair.com . After arriving in Trat the tourists will need a lift by car or mini-bus.

A car or bus-ride from Bangkok will need around 5 hours to the ferry of Koh Chang.

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Koh Kood
Koh Kood is the seventh biggest island in Thailand and a lovely destination for all kind of travelers. Families, couples, and single-travelers will find a nice place to stay on one of the beautiful beaches.

The rates for accommodation and food are higher than on the other islands, because Koh Kood is not connected with a car ferry to the mainland, therefore all freight has to come with small boats.

Koh Kood has many bays and beaches : Ao Prao, Bang Bao, Ao Salad, Ao Noi, Ao Ta Tin, Klong Jao and Laem Ao Jai Beach.

On a small island named Koh Mai Si Lek is a little private airport situated, where you can fly in and get a transfer to the latest super-luxury resort of Soneva Kiri  (Six Senses Resort and Hideaway).

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Koh Wai

This little island is located between Koh Chang and Koh Mak, just about 15-20 minutes away.

The speed-boats are daily driving to Koh Wai, from Koh Mak, Koh Chang (Salak Phet)  and from Laem Ngop (mainland). This island has two really nice beaches and 3 resorts ( Koh Wai Beach Resort, Koh Wai Pakarang Resort, and Koh Wai Good Feeling Resort). On the weekends, many day-trippers come from the islands nearby for snorkeling. But before sunset, it is very lonely again.

Koh Kradat

This island is very very flat. Flat like paper. Paper means in Thai “Kradat”. Now you know, where the name comes from. Koh Kradat is about 2.000 beers you can visit. Traveling to Koh Kradat takes about 15 minutes from Koh Mak, and you can easily hire a wooden boat from here.

 

Koh Kham

The resort construction on Koh Kham is still not finished and stopped several years ago. The good news is : The scenery, the two beaches, and the crystal clear water is still breathtaking. A longtail board from Koh Mak resort is running a daily shuttle to the island.

What is left of this former pearl of the island, is not much? There is still really beautiful beach with blue, crystal clear water like you know from the Maldives. It is still recommended to enjoy a day-trip and swim at the white powder sandy beach.

 

   

Koh Rayang

This island has a really beautiful sandy beach, which might be a little steep at high-tide.It is just 1,2 km from Koh Mak and easily reached by a Kayak.

For more pictures please see: www.rayang-island.com. The resort is temporarily closed.

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