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Great Island that not too far from Phuket but too many chinese day tours so it make the place lack of peaceful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
Phuket, Thailand
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Phuket, Phuket, Thailand
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful island about 20 nautical miles off Phuket Island. During the high season the main bay cam be crowded of boats and turists, but will be easy to find quieter places at short distance perfect for swimming and snorkeling. If you can, I will recommend to visit Racha Noi instead, just 5 nautical miles heading south. Sport fishermen can find... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

is no different than any other island. But you May walk into Thé island. its not bad. its very calm and relaxing

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The speed boat is horrible dangerous and breach is full of rocks, small and dirty, there is nothing to do, if you want to decide the right place for relaxation, PP island, don't go to this island.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We booked with Golden Region Travel. Such a beautiful island with extremely poor English guide!!!! We never knew what to do or how long to wait. Our guide's lack of English skills made us miss the snorkeling! We just got off when all the "no snorkel" people went off. 200baht (flippers) wasted!! We were stuck on a boat full of... More 

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kuala lumpur
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

One of he best beach I have visited in Thailand. White sand beach and blue water. The view is simply breathtaking. If you are beach lover like me must come. But please be aware a small blue creature that sting when you snorkeling near the resort. It take a while to recover. Just sting no swollen.

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Phuket, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great Island that not too far from Phuket but too many chinese day tours so it make the place lack of peaceful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Unfortunately the sea conditions were not so flash the day we visited this island which we felt put a damper on our time here, however this is a rather rough island. The beach we spent the most of our time on (where the speedboats drop tourists) was littered with so much rubbish, and the setting for all of the beach... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I did the Racha Island tour via speed boat with Nikorn marine. When we arrived at Racha Island and the first beach was disappointing compared to what I expected from the brochure, the beach was very rocky. We stayed there about 1 hour before getting back on the speed boat to go snorkelling for 1 hour. The snorkelling was lovely... More 

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Damansara, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The water here was very clear when I came. Snorkeling towards the rocky area was not bad, even at shallow waters there were many fishes. Umbrellas and mats are for rent here at 300baht. Recommended to snorkel a little bit on this island and to just take a nap while admiring how clear and clean the water is :)

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We didn't know much about this island and just found out through a local tour center when we asked for a good place to do snorkeling. We weren't dissapointed by the experience and the beautiful coral riefs in this island. I'd highly recommed going to this island if you want to do some quality snorkeling. Although we didn't spend the... More 

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