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Ko Sukorn

Getting there and away

Boat

To/from the mainland
From Trang town, one daily songthaew departs at 11:00 and costs 80 baht per person to Tasae pier. You can catch this unmarked navy-blue pick-up truck on your own in front of the fresh market on Sathanee Road (just north of the train station) or the day market on Rachadamnern, but it’s a lot easier to ask a travel agent to call the driver for a pick up, which should only cost an extra 20 baht. It’s a solid hour-long ride in the back of the often-cramped truck.

In Tasae, the local ferry costs 50 baht per person and usually leaves within minutes of the songthaew’s arrival. Sidecar motorbike taxis wait at the pier in Baan Saimai and will take you across the island to the resorts for another 50 baht. Resorts may provide this service for free if you book in advance. To return to Trang, take the 08:00 boat to meet the same once-daily songthaew.

Local ferries actually run to Sukorn throughout the day, when full, but the only way to get between Trang and Tasae at other times is to transfer in Yan Ta Khao. While songthaews regularly run between this small market town and Trang, they’re more infrequent to/from Tasae, making this a potentially challenging route. The other option is to book a private transfer to/from Trang town for between 1,000 and 1,500 baht, not including the price of the ferry.

To/from other islands
No public island-hopping ferries stop at Sukorn, but any of the resorts can arrange private transfers to nearby islands by longtail boat. Ko Lao Liang costs around 2,000 baht; Ko Libong and Ko Bulon Lae cost 2,500; and Ko Muk and Ko Kradan cost 3,600. These are generally only available in high season, when there are often enough passengers to make the per-person prices reasonable.

Resorts on Sukorn can also arrange private transfers by car/van to places like Hat Yai, Pakbara, Krabi, Ko Lanta and Phuket, for between 2,500 and 5,500 baht. The cheaper option is to head back to Trang town and take public transport to any of these (and many other) places from there.

    Getting Around

    Sukorn is big enough that you’ll probably want some wheels to go exploring. Bicycles can be rented for 100 baht a day at Andaman and Yataa resorts, while Cabana charges 150 baht but has better-quality mountain bikes. All three of these also rent out motorbikes for 300 baht. Sidecar motorbike taxis are readily available in Baan Saimai and can be arranged through resorts.


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