Raya Island beach scenes

Raya Island beach scenes

Raya Island beach scenes

Taken on: 29th April, 2011. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See travelfishery's page of Flickr

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Off Phuket's southern coast lie a number of small islands whose pristine shores lure scuba divers and beach bums away from the mainland. Most of these isolated islands are undeveloped, but the notable exceptions are Coral Island and Ko Raya (also known as Ko Racha) which have accommodation options and restaurants.

Both islands have safe swimming, reefs teeming with aquatic life, and a sense of getting away from it all that's harder and harder to come by in Phuket proper. Coral Island is privately owned by the Coral Island Resort — the only place to stay on the island. Ko Raya is larger and, while still largely undeveloped, is home to three established resorts and a nameless bungalow operations open only during the high season.

Coral Island
Only a 15-minute speed boat trip from Chalong pier, Coral Island is the more commercial ... Read our complete Coral and Raya Islands travel guide

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