Hong Islands

Hong Islands, Krabi Town: Address, Hong Islands Reviews: 4.5/5

Hong Islands
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irina_druta
Lund, Sweden283 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
It is such a pity that this island is so remote that it takes about 1h with long tail boat to reach it, but it is definitely worth the money. There is a la good you will most likely visit on the way to the island itself and then the beach that is absolutely like heaven on earth. Cristal clear water of a greenish color that makes you able to take stunning pictures even without professional gear. Snorkeling is definitely a thing here.
You can reach the island in many different ways but after trying a few I could say that taking a trip just to the island (and not visiting it as part of a tour of islands) is best as it gives you enough time to enjoy and feel the island. There are a few shops on the island and a lot to admire so it is really a comfortable place worth much more attention.
The price at the ticket counter is 500 thb per person for the trip and 300 thb entry fee per person. Be aware that it may not be possible to buy a ticket this way as the boat won't leave till there are 6-8 persons willing to go to the island. We tried our luck a few days (waiting 1h by the ticket booth) till we finally went there joining a big family. When taking a tour of the Hong Island and neighboring Islands it costed us 600 thb for the commute and same 300 thb entry fee. With the tour we visited 4 places one of which was just snorkeling and seeing Nemo)))
Written January 29, 2020
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Łukasz K
Krakow, Poland25 contributions
Feb 2020
Very beautiful and spectacular island. There is a lagoon worth seeing and swimming in. The Beach on Hong Island is very nice, good for chilling out, swimming, snorkeling.

There is a restaurant with some food and drinks

I recommend petting there on your own (not organizer trip) by boat taxi!
Written February 16, 2020
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jimles7
Princeton, KY597 contributions
Feb 2020
We booked a private longtail boat for a 1/2 day tour of these beatiful islands for about 100$. Went to 4 islands Koh Hong Island, Koh Hong Lagoon, Koh Landing, and one other . The backdrop of the limestone cliffs, the white powdery beach and the crystal clear turquoise waters makes this place heaven on earth. Watch out for the plentiful jellyfish,and the snorkeling is bad here, because very little coral is still here.
Written March 5, 2020
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Alicia C
London, UK82 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
So glad I didn’t spend a lot beforehand on an organized tour. I walked down to Ao Nang where the long tail boats were. It cost 3,000 Baht for 5 people to rent a boat to the Hong Islands (make sure you do all four, i.e., Hong, lagoon, etc.). The lagoon is a must.

They allowed us six people for 3,500. There’s a 300 charge when you arrive at Hong Island, as it is a national park. We just waited around and found another two couples who wanted to go the same trip, so we all rented the boat. The driver was nice and took us each place, allowing us to tell him how much time we needed for each. Make sure you get down there early to beat the crowds at Hong Islands. We set sail around 9am and returned at 5pm.
Written January 2, 2020
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Namrata P
Mumbai, India43 contributions
Dec 2019
The Hong Island is very beautiful with white powdery sand and limestone cliffs spotting the beach making it very photo worthy. No restaurants on the island, so one needs to carry food and water. Washroom facilities are available.
Try and reach early to avoid the crowds. The only issue is the steep entry charges of 300 Baht per person! and they didnt even provide the entry ticket unless some of us specifically asked for it.
Written January 4, 2020
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Yellie K
Uden, The Netherlands31 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
It was a wonderful day! Went with the speedboat from Ao Nang to Hong for a daytrip. Nice snorkling and very relaxed day. Our guide was very very nice and easy going. I travelled alone and the guide made pictures from me on the best spots of the sightseeing.
Written March 15, 2022
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fraserwil
Kinross, UK115 contributions
Jan 2020
Booked Hong island trip by speedboat. Picked up from hotel at time agreed. Had about a 45 min transfer in mini van from hotel to pier. Went to 1st beautiful island for approx 40mins as not much to see or do so that amount of time was ample. Then onto 2nd island where we snorkelled and ate lunch (which was surprising good). Very enjoyable. Then lastly onto Hong island where we had 2hrs20 mins here so plenty of time to enjoy the stunning clear water for swimming and snorkelling. There are lots of different types of beautiful tropical fish to see. There is also a nature trail here we’re you can see some lovely butterflies and birds. The guide on our boat was very good and spoke excellent English. Returned to our hotel late afternoon. Definitely worth the effort to visit these islands (we had to miss out one island due to low tides and boat couldn’t get in.....didn’t bother anyone on the boat though).
Written January 20, 2020
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TopKingofKings
Nottingham, UK550 contributions
Feb 2020
I think this island along with Phi Phi Don are the best islands in Thailand. The backdrop of the limestone cliffs, the white powdery beach and the crystal clear turquoise waters makes this place heaven on earth. Recommend to do this with speedboat rather than long-tailed boats. I did this as part of the Hong Island tours which included visiting Pakbia and Ladang Islands - the latter is stunning in itself
Written February 10, 2020
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Dao1949
Chiang Mai, Thailand1,481 contributions
Apr 2022
We took a private tour on a Long Boat and it was about an hour ride to the Hong Islands. The tour visited 3 main island and Hong Island was the last stop. The island is quite amazing with a narrow rock corridor that allows boats to go inside of this enormous mountain room with an ocean lake! The word Hong means Room so it is an island room so to speak. After touring the room area on the boat, we departed and arrived on the other side of the island to land on a magnificent sandy beach for swimming.
Written April 14, 2022
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anne-cisca
Heiloo, The Netherlands193 contributions
Feb 2020
we booked a private longtailboat. transfer to the boat, ca, 1 hour to Hong island. nice little beach, clear water, short walking path, than further to the lagoon,nice surprise, than to another point,very busy at that time and not so much to do, so we wanted to see some islansd but I think you can better book for a 4-island-trip.
Written March 4, 2020
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