Salakhet Bay, Ko Chang Thailand

Salakhet Bay, Ko Chang Thailand

Salakhet Bay, Ko Chang Thailand

Salakphet sees very few visitors. More about Ko Chang here

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Creaky fishing boats bob beside modest homes perched on stilts over glassy water. Sea eagles glide gracefully before swooping down for the catch, and dolphins frolic off teardrop islands at dawn. Mangroves, fruit orchards and rubber trees stretch for miles, framed by vast mountains that conceal majestic waterfalls shrouded in jungle. Quaint and isolated, Salak Phet Bay feels a world away from Ko Chang's highly developed west coast.

Covering the island's distant southeast region, Salak Phet is not for everyone. Transport is far more erratic than on the west coast, making it expensive to explore if you're not keen on riding a motorbike. You won't find beer bar debauchery or massive beach resorts that cater to your every whim. In fact, the area has just two small and remote beaches to speak of, each requiring a considerable effort to reach.

Yet it's this very combination of solitude, natural beauty and traditional lifestyle that makes the area so ... Read our complete Salakphet Bay travel guide

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