Koh Hong | The perfect island for snorkeling in Thailand

    Koh Hong or Hong Island is part of a group of small uninhabited islands off the coast of Krabi province. Consisting of two fine sandy beach areas and an inland lagoon, it is considered one of the most beautiful destinations in southern Thailand. Here you will find spectacular landscapes created by high limestone formations, covered by rich vegetation, at the base of which through the clear water you can easily see coral reefs that shelter many tropical fish.

How to get to Hong Island

    To visit you can choose a trip that includes a tour of several islands or you can go on your own with a long-tail boat. It takes about 45 minutes from Krabi, and the visiting schedule is between 08:00 – 16:00.

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Koh Hong is part of the Than Bok Khorani National Park. If you choose to go on your own, in addition to the cost of transport, you must also pay 300 TBH, for the reservation entry fee.

A day on the island

     Hong Island is the perfect destination to spend a day in the archipelago, being one of the most beautiful places to snorkel in the Andaman Sea. Without having to move very far from the shore, you can easily see through clear water many different tropical fish, but also sea cucumbers or sea urchins.

Tips & Tricks

Near the landing pontoon, you can find snorkeling accessories for rent. However, to make the most of the experience, buy in advance a full-face snorkeling mask and special coral walking shoes.

     Preferably visit the lagoon in the morning as early as possible. In the first part of the day, the fish approach the shore much easier. After the tidal effect appears and the water begins to recede, it is not as easy to swim among the coral reefs.

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Spend the first part of the morning on the beach, snorkeling, or relaxing in the sun. After lunch, when the fish move away from the reef, you can rent a kayak to Hong Lagoon.

Hong Lagoon

    Discover the rest of the island from a kayak. After almost 30 minutes of paddling along the shoreline, you will reach Hong Lagoon. Surrounded by impressive cliffs at the base of which is a mangrove forest, the lagoon offers one of the most recognizable landscapes in the hundreds of white sand islands of Thailand.

Tips & Tricks

Although it can be surrounded by a kayak or a long-tail boat, in the middle of the lagoon the water is so small that it does not exceed the ankles.

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