Shuttle through darkness to emerge at Morakot Cave (Emerald Cave), a white beach completely surrounded by towering cliffs and green vegetation. To reach this attraction, you must take a boat during low tide to a cave entrance, where you then don a lifejacket and swim through the dark tunnel. The surreal experience of emerging into the sunlight-filled cave and soft beach may be slightly dampened by throngs of tourists in high season. Crowds are at a minimum early and late; bring a waterproof flashlight if the pitch-black cave will make you uncomfortable. Add Morakot Cave (Emerald Cave) to your Ko Muk travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Ko Muk holiday planner.
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Mid May mark the start of monsoon season (Mid May till Oct) i.e. low season. Sea can be very unpredictable and isolated weather changes can happen in a matter of hours or minutes. Boatmen can only con... more »
It was fun to swim thru the dark cave and we made it! But as you can already imagine lots of tourists everywhere.. be ready for that! more »
Based on reviews, we decided to stay a night on Koh Mook (see Koh Mook Sun Great Resort Review), and rented a Kayak from Charlie Beach for 100 baht/hr. You will need two hours, as it took us half hour... more »
Absolutely amazing experience! Swimming through a dark cave to be greeted by an amazing beach in a cave was fantastic. Sure there are a lot of tourists, however they do try hard to limit the number of people in here and give you a time limit, so it tends to feel a bit rushed. Try get there early in the morning to have a bit more peace. A must see!
Such a cool hidden beach, straight out of a movie! Go early in the morning before 9am or later after 2pm for less people and no park fee (200thb). If you go by kayak, go from Charlie beach if the sea is calm, and bring a light. Really cool experience! Long tail boat should be no more than 200 pp. from Koh mook
The Emerald Cave is a 80 meter long cave you swim trough to get to a hidden laguna. It's packed with tourists swimming in and out the cave, and when you come into the laguna, surprise, there are even more tourists. Despite all the tourists I enjoyed coming here to look at the amazing formations by the nature, and wonder how it's possible for such creations to happen without human intervention.
Vladimir Moshe Bohmer
Even though it is one of the most promoted attraction on 4 islands tours, it is not that astonishing place as one may expect. Moreover, too much crowds just spoil the mood.
Outstanding way to the inner sea lake bellow the cave and nature itself when you reach the place. You fill lile in Indiana Jones movies
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