Despite being a hazard to ships this submerged open water
reef on the outer edge of the Andaman Sea is a superb diving
spot featuring diverse colorful corals.
Koh Ha (Five Island)
An archipelago of five islands, Koh Ha Yai is where shallow
water coral reefs are located.
This small island has a long sandy beach in the east and unspoiled
shallow water coral reefs at the beachfront. The island is
accessible by taking a ferry and a chartered boat from Pak
Meng Pier, Trang province.
This attraction is actually comprised of two islands: Koh
Rok Nai and Koh Rok Nok. Koh Rok Nai is composed mainly of
steep cliffs with superb beachs and unspoiled coral reefs
among rocks. On the other hand, Koh Rok Nok has soft white
sandy beaches and shallow water coral reefs towards the southeast
and south with Hat Thalu and Ao Man Sai situated at the end
of the island. Visitors can contact tour operators, resorts
and bungalows on Koh Lanta Yai for an excursion to Koh Rok
by speedboat. However, it is not recommended to take the trip
by long-tail boat.
This is a limestone island similar to Koh Phi Phi Le with
numerous small and attractive beaches and caves that are clearly
visible during low tide. Another attraction is the swallows
that can be seen on the island.
Mu Koh Lanta National Park
Covering an area of 152 square kilometers, the Park is comprised
of many different-sized islands, some of which are surrounded
by beautiful coral reefs such as Koh Ha, Koh Rok and Koh Hai.
The Parks main island is Koh Lanta Yai, where both the Headquarters
and National Park Office are located. The island itself is
generally rugged and mountainous with gravelly and sandy beaches
to the south. The most suitable time to visit Koh Lanta is
from November to April. For more information please contact
Mu Koh Lanta National Park, No.5, Tambon Koh Lanta Yai, Amphoe
Koh Lanta, Krabi 81150, Tel. 0-7562-9018-9.