The Hidden Pearls of South Thailand
Koh Mook is one of the biggest islands of Trang Province. It is inhabited by about 300 Muslim families who earn their living by fishing.
With the exception of a small sandy peninsula to the east, most part of the island is mountainous. The only village, with a police station, a health center, 2 schools and 2 mosques, occupies this area of flat land. This place borders two beaches namely Ao Klang and Ao Huanon. There are two resorts in the area and they are at the neighbor beach Ao Makham , which is located on the north. In this area, the water is very shallow and the coral-covered coast fells dry during low tide.
Koh Hai (also known as Koh Ngai) is perfect. You will be amazed by tranquil fine white sand beaches, swishing coconut palms overhead, crystal-clear water with stunning coral formations and fishes! This makes Koh Hai the ultimate in tropical island destinations. You won’t find any transport on this Thai island because there are no roads. A few paths connect some of the beaches that are distanced by the hills of the island but the best way to get round there is by boat. If you want night-life and loud music, go to Phuket. Without main electricity, Koh Hai is an oasis of peace and calmness – a true escape from the rest of the world. It’s not quite a deserted island, but its close! Koh Hai has just a few quiet restaurants, serving local fare freshly plucked daily from the Andaman Sea.
At thirteen kilometers south of Koh Lanta, Koh Hai is one of the Koh Lanta groups of islands that surround the Koh Lanta National Marine Park. A small, un-spoiled triangular island less than five square kilometers in size, Koh Hai has a forested jungle interior bordering white-sand beaches. The incredible coral formations encircle the entire island making it a perfect destination for snorkeling. There is limited accommodation in the island, mostly clustered around the eastern coastline however; some remote resorts also stand on the south. There is a variety of types of accommodation available and a wide range of prices to choose from. Nevertheless, Koh Hai is inevitably quiet and peaceful all year-round. It’s probably best to try to book somewhere in advance if possible, just to be on the safe side.