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Emeralds and hidden gems – Koh Mook, Koh Kradan & Koh Ngai

Koh Kradan Koh Mook

Now for one of those hidden gems in Thailand. A trio of Thai islands far from the madding crowd and tourist traps. A real tropical paradise of islands, snorkelling, small tourist numbers and unspoilt nature.

Off the coast of Trang in southern Thailand are the beautiful islands of Koh Kradan, Koh Mook and Koh Ngai, all on the road less travelled by the daily tourist boats (although there are plenty of tours available).

It takes about 15 – 20 minutes to reach these islands from the coast of Trang. Most tours to this trio of islands come as a package.

You can also take a private boat trip to these beautiful islands from Phuket.

Koh Kradan

The main beach has a reputation for being one of the most beautiful in Thailand. The seas on the east side of the island are ideal for swimming, protected from the Gulf of Thailand waves, looking out towards little karst islands dotted in the Andaman Sea with the mainland in the background.

Close offshore from the main beach there are corals so snorkelling is very easy and accessible here.

Facing east from the main beach you get to see the sunrises, framed in a postcard-perfect tropical paradise.

Koh Kradan only has a few small resorts – there’s no villages of shops.

Even though you can stay there at one of the resorts, including in some basic but comfortable beach-side huts, most people visit Koh Kradan for a few hours on day trips, mostly from the Trang coast.

Koh Kradan

Koh Mook

Koh Mook is the largest of the three, largely unexploited and crisscrossed by dirt roads. You can see amazing water caves, secluded beaches and stunning sunsets. There are a few little villages on Koh Mook where you’ll be greeted by friendly Thai smiles and authentic Thai food.

Emerald Cave

The most famous tourist destination here is the Emerald Cave. The light reflecting off the water at the cave entrance creates its Instgrammable emerald hue. You get to swim through the entrance into its small cave system, leading to a hidden mangrove.

Koh-Mook 1

Koh Ngai

Koh Ngai has crystal clear waters, colourful corals and marine life, and so a great option to visit for a private or group tour. No shops, no streets, no noise.

The island is also named Koh Hai, and also considered on of the most picturesque islets in the Andaman Sea. Only 5 square kilometres, this small island is just the right place for an escape, without crowds and leaving the vestiges of civilisation behind.

Koh Ngai

You can visit this magnificent trio of southern Thai islands by reading more HERE.

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