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“Crowded and horrible”
Review of Coral Island

Coral Island
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$78.42*
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Raya Island and Coral Island by Speedboat from Phuket Including Thai Buffet...
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$988.12*
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Golden Dragon Catamaran Sailing Day Trip from Phuket
Ranked #77 of 266 things to do in Phuket
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Coral Island's Banana Beach and Long Beach provide everything that can be desired on a day excursion to a pristine tropical island with stunning beach scenery, virgin rain forest backdrop, good reef snorkeling (Banana Beach only) and full menu of active and passive water sports. Banana Beach is more quiet and laid back, actually the beach lounges are under natural shade, modern clean amenities and of 5 star standard of restaurant and service. The design of all buildings is amazingWe even barge in fresh water for our guest's to wash the salt off before heading back to the resort.Nice touch for the ladies! Long Beach is a 800 meter long white sand Beach with several of the biggest watersports companies in Thailand which cater for all looking for an active day swimming, basic snorkeling, SASUBA Hookah Diving,Try Scuba Diving, Sea Walker, Parasailing (old beach take-of style), Banana Boat rides. All water sports are available at Banana Beach as well as coral viewing clear kayaks, however the active sports are operated far away from the beach thereby maintaining the tropical beach relaxed ambience. Summary: Banana Beach: The day trip is slightly higher in price, 5 star in service, quality of activities, 5 star restaurant, 5 star amenities, 5 star speedboats, 4 star coral reef and water conditions. from 2,300 baht each.( Banana Beach Coral Island is nominated for "Best water sports day-trip" and "Best speed boat day trip" in Phuket in Thailand Tourism Awards" Long Beach : Budget price day trip, fun for the action seekers, a little busy for those looking for a quiet beach. Water sports is of same price as Banana Beach however you may to queue for turns and the standard is rated 3 star.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase
Reviewed March 10, 2013

This is definitely not paradise unless you like sharing with 1000's of others. This is a beautiful island and beach. Unfortunately there are 1000's of umbrellas and chairs and you are squashed in like sardines sitting elbow to elbow with other island goers. The population overload is extremely evident here. The snorkelling was fair however the coral or whats left of it, is being destroyed rapidly by tourist trouncing on it. The fish were lovely. It's a shame as a couple of years ago this was paradise. Give it a miss and go further out where not every other tourist is!

5  Thank kimbo66
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Well... I am not sure why they call this as coral island when there are no corals at all! All I saw in that island was restaurants, speed boats, tourists and even lots of cats! My hotel arranged this trip as a part of the package with no lunch/no snorkeling equipment included. No corals were to be found in this trip. Having said that, there are other attractions available in the island such as parasailing for 700BHT (3-5 mins), underwater sea walk for 1800BHT (15mins) etc. The buffet at the restaurant will cost 300BHT per person and I can certainly say that food is definitely not worth that much money.
The only good thing about coral island is it's very peaceful and good for swimming. Since I went to Phi Phi island the day before, I found coral island a bit boooorrrriiiiinnnnggggg.

1  Thank Vignesh E
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

It was a disappointment to visit the island. I believe the island is nice if it was not too pack with tourists and speedboats are everywhere on the water. Sound and air pollution everywhere. Few thousand of tourists everyday on the island definitely not good for the island. Would suggest never go there during peak season unless you are ready to squeeze with other tourists.

1  Thank Doris C
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We made that excursion from Phuket to Coral island. Beautiful warm waters for swimming. Vivid colorful fish, grab the opportunity for snorkelling.

2  Thank Pelazi
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

We went for a half day tour on the Coral Island.. It was very much wonderful because you got to have a longer time to relax on the beach.. still lots of fishes near the beach so you can still enjoy snorkeling. the tour comes with free refreshments.. the tour guide was also very helpful and friendly and speaks good English..

2  Thank RizziAnn
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