I've been researching like a madwoman but have yet to figure out which is the perfect island and beach bungalow for our trip to Thailand next month. We're looking for quiet, beautiful view, good snorkeling off the beach, good beach without trash, beach hut under $100 per night, ideally other stuff to do on island or surrounding islands like a village, jungle, etc... We don't care about partying but also prefer not to be in a resort bubble where there's nothing to do other than resorts. Thanks so much for all thoughts!!!!
#1 garnetbk has been a member since 8/1/2012. Posts: 5
What about the island Koh Nakha Yai?
It have a small bungalow resort called Tenta Nakara on the east side, and a brand new bungalow resort on the west side. They were building the resort on the west side when I paddled around this island some time ago, it should be open now, opening in November 2011 was the plan.
It's a quiet island with a small village, nice beaches, beautiful seaview, snorkeling...........and it's only a short boatride away from Phuket if you want to go somewhere else.
#2 samila has been a member since 10/12/2011. Posts: 10
Thanks for the tip Samila. How long did you stay/recommend staying?
#3 garnetbk has been a member since 8/1/2012. Posts: 5
Off the coast of Krabi, you'll find a cluster of smaller, quieter islands that are easy to reach. I hear Koh Lanta is fantastic, though I've yet to visit. Some of my friends can't stop talking about it. They say prices are much lower, the beaches are cleaner and less populated, and the environment is a whole lot more relaxing. Just thinking about it now makes me want to high-tail it out of Bangkok for a bit!
How long you should stay on Koh Nakha Noi is up to you. I live a few kilometers away in Phuket and can go on a daytrip to the island whenever I want.
Maybe you need a few days to recover after a long flight to Thailand and then you can take some days to go on daytrips to other islands in the Phang Nga bay, go to Phuket and look around, go shopping...............
If Koh Nakha Noi is too quiet then go to another island.
Off the coast of Satun, Trang, Krabi and other places there is many small islands. Around Phuket there is also many small islands. If sea, sand and sun is all you need then most islands will be good.
Koh Nakha Noi is close to the pier in Ao Por on Phuket's eastcoast, and Ao Por is close to Phuket's airport. You could be on the island a short time after landing. One of the bungalow resorts on the island could be a good place to start your Thailand vacation.
Some info and photo's of Ao Por and the pier: http://paddlinginphuket.blogspot.com/2011/08/ao-por.html
#6 samila has been a member since 10/12/2011. Posts: 10
Also have a look at Koh Payam and Koh Ko Kao.
#7 guava_girl has been a member since 21/10/2010. Posts: 252