Off Krabi’s distinctive coast lies a limestone string of isles, waiting to be explored. This southern region, located on the east side of the similarly rich in karst cliffs and mountains of Phang Nga Bay, rising straight out the azure-blue waters are said to contain that what Thailand is so well known for. Small beaches with the whitest of sands, surrounded by thick vegetation and dramatic views over southern Thailand’s Krabi province – it is this that makes Krabi the perfect spot for some serious island hopping. A treat of extraordinary proportions is Koh Hong; a hidden gem that only can be reached by long tail boat and is often perceived as a clear example of paradise lost.
An early morning start of your day commences with a transfer from your accommodation on mainland Krabi to your long tail boat for the day. Recommended to bring swim wear, dry clothes and protect your electronic equipment as we will explore the island secrets off the Krabi shores in depth. Where else to star this boating venture than at Paradise Island: like the name says, a more vivid example of the beauty of Krabi has yet to be found.
After exploring all corners of this 100% sun, sand and sea beach destination, your boat captain sets his compass needle towards Pak Nia. Another example of the sheer beauty of the Phang Nga Bay area, you again will find yourself immersed with ample time to snorkel, swim and see the sea from your bamboo beach mat. A Thai style picnic lunch is included in this full day tour.
A refreshing speedy long tail boat ride brings you to Koh Hong, translated as ‘The Island with the Room’. Known as one of the top 3 islands that simply cannot be skipped, Koh Hong is an example of the lushness of what makes these islands, alongside its hidden location, such a treat. An oasis of serenity welcomes you once you enter the ‘room’ where a small beach forms the base for either swimming, relaxing or hike the almost 800 meter long natural path through the jungle. If you’re lucky, you may spot some of the indigenous wildlife here…
Depending on your preference, you may enter the Hong Lagoon first or soak up the sunrays at the other side of the island with more sandy shores waiting. Outside its richness in floral species, and this includes the holy Banyan Tree, the island is known to be home of numerous bats – shy animals that hide during the day time in the limestone crevices and make their way out for finding food when the sun has set. It will be pretty hard to leave this place but sadly, the time has come to return back to Krabi’s mainland and to your accommodation. This family fun filled excursion ends at approximately 16:00 hrs. at Ao Nang beach before being brought back to your hotel in the Krabi region.