I mean it is really like in the film except for the drug dealersn (there are none) and the beach is not white but golden. No Streets, no Shops, no Scammers, no Pubs, no drunken people, no restaurants just pure nature and nice people.
The Beach is lonely and when you are lucky you can have it all for yourself. The water is blue and clear and the jungle is amazing. This is the first jungle I didn't find any garbage in like I did in Koh Phangan for example.
The staff was always friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was very relaxing.
If you get to bored you can join one of the many activities they have there.
I for example went on the jungle hike. This is not like the normal hikes I have been so far. That means crawling and climbing through the jungle. For me it was even more difficult because I had to carry my tripod but it was worth it I got great pictures.
If you have one of the beachview bungalows you can see the sunrise over the beach. Unfortunately I did not have one but I was sitting in front of one several times to see the sunrise.
The only problem I had with this Island is that there is no WiFi and power is only available from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
I will definitely return to this place but next time I will bring 2 camera bodys and my macro lense.
But be aware if you go there If you are not really into nature and if you like crowded places or you need things like room service, WiFi, 7/11 etc. etc. do not go there you probably will not like it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Koh Ra Ecolodge is located in the Andaman Sea of southern Thailand (2.5 hr. drive north of Phuket airport). If you are looking for a truly unique nature experience in Thailand, then we invite you to stay with us on Koh Ra and explore the pristine jungle, private beach, coral reefs and hidden bays of this amazing island. Our goal is to offer guests a simple yet comfortable place to stay in the heart of the most natural stretch of coastline remaining in Thailand, and the closest island to world-renowned Surin National Park. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Koh Ra Ecolodge Hotel Phang Nga