Koh Hai - Krabi Province
Koh Hai ( sometimes referred to as "Koh Ngai", is an island district in Krabi Province, but actually it can better be reached via Trang on the Southern Andaman Coast. Like many other coastal destinations in Southern Thailand, it is known for its diving and long white beaches.
Koh Hai (Ngai ) is a tiny island measuring 4 kilometres long and 2 kilometres wide. Mountainous and covered by tropical forest, much of the coastline is indented with rocky headlands, while the eastern part has some beautiful sand beaches, and in the south coconut plantations and more beautiful smaller beaches. The island has a white beach and clear water and is surrounded by magnificent corals.
Don't be surprised to see crab-eating monkeys and monitor lizards coming down from the mountains. In the uninhabited western and northern parts of the island, bird watchers should have a field day looking out for migrating birds. Snorkelling is easy along the western and southern coasts, where some reefs can be accessed directly from the beach.
Koh Hai is an island that is actually in Amphoe Koh Lanta of Krabi but it is classified as a tourist destination off Trang as it is easier to get there from Trang, from Pak Meng Pier, located 15 km away on the mainland opposite, in Trang Province. Standard ferries take about one hour. A boat can be rented for 1,500 baht (10 people) and 6,000-10,000 baht (for 20-40 people). A faster speedboat connection from Pak Meng Pier is also available, departing around the same time. It takes just 20 minutes.
From Koh Lanta there is no scheduled ferry service to Koh Ngai although it is possible to rent a private longtail from Saladan (Koh Lanta) during high season (Nov - April). Another possibility is to buy an snorkelling trip from Koh Lanta and leave the boat at Koh Hai.
Koh Ngai Travel Guide
Ko Ngai,most popular pastime, by far,is simply lounging on the sand, swimming and breathing in the fresh tropical air.Many also visit for the renowned...
23 April 2013 13:21:00
To Koh Hai
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.Remark :
Ko Hai as well as other small island in the area of Mu Koh Lanta National Park is yearly closed from May 16 - October 31.
View from the beach at CoCo Cottage
Enjoy the view from the main (east) beach to the karst outcrop islets.
Chateau Hill has great views from its uphill pool area.
Apart from diving and snorkelling, the hills on Ko Ngai offer some spectacular jungle trekking amongst virgin jungles.
Take a kayak and see the island from the sea at a distance.
Most of the resorts offer trips to nearby islands for sightseeing and snorkelling. Emerald Cave on Ko Mook is one of the more popular attractions.
All the resorts have restaurants that serve fresh seafood, Thai, and semi-Western dishes.
Thapwarin Resort has a notably good restaurant with friendly staff and high quality cuisine with wide selection of dishes.
Fantasy Resort boasts an impressive-looking restaurant.