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Hong Islands, Krabi Province

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Explore the secluded Hong Islands, part of the Phang Nga Bay Marine National Park. Featuring the characteristic sheer rock walls of the area, the main island is uninhabited, except for the birds, white-faced gibbons, and giant monitor lizards which can sometimes be spotted lounging on the white sand beach. The island's interior hides a lagoon, accessed via a dramatic cliff passage. Elsewhere, one island holds a sheltered cove home to many birds, and impressive sandbars peek out of the water at low tide. Watch for two decent snorkeling spots. To best see the islands, choose a kayak tour, which allows you to explore the mangroves that surround the islands, and visit the lagoon at low tide when the water changes color from a deep emerald green to a clear turquoise. Our Nong Thale sightseeing planning app makes visiting Hong Islands and other Nong Thale attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • on of the best attractions in krabi, we visited hong island with 3 more islands, lovely beach with stall for food and beverages,  more »
  • This is just an amazing little island, with a fantastic panoramic view above and under the water. Bounty island! Just lay down on the beach and enjoy!  more »
  • Took a tour to Hong Islands covering other 3 Island too . Must say its a must visit , The Islands are very beautiful as have been to Phi Phi & others but this one is just Wow .. Wish could stay here ....  more »
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  • Incredible place, we rented a longtail from Koh Yao Noi (waaaaay better than the noisy/busy tourist boats) and mooched around a few islands back in 2011. I remember entering Koh Hong down a tiny channel with trees hanging down and obscuring the view, then suddenly [REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDAAAAACTED]!!! Incredible. Crystal clear water with tons of life, we made friends with a bunch of starfish and went on the lash with them. A good time was had by all.
  • Nice beach and scenery. Clear water, kayaking and snorkeling.
  • Go early morning, or late around 2pm. There will be less people. Beautiful beach and water clear crystal with fishes for snorkeling.
  • The sea water was greenish. A young girl was enjoying herself diving into the lagoon waters from the boat. The sandy white beach was clean and the sea water was crystal clear. A pretty relaxing and peaceful place with good scenery. Visiting this island was part of the kayaking trip.
  • Hong islands can be reached within 20 to 30 minutes from Ao Nang by speedboat or 45 minutes by longtail. The islands are the most beautiful place in Krabi province. The main island, Koh Hong is uninhabited, except for the birds, gibbons , lizards or other small primates. The best accessed by Kayak is at low tide. Motor boats (either longtail or speedboats) will go around mid-tide. The entrance to the lagoon is through a fantastic cliff passage.

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Where to stay in Nong Thale

About a dozen hotels dot the streets of Nong Thale, with several claiming beachfront locations. Oceanfront accommodations remain limited to upscale resorts and hotels, but if you head inland, you can find budget rooms just a short walk from the water. If you plan on taking guided Nong Thale tours, ask your hotel about their rates, which remain lower than those charged by local tour operators.
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