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Ko Kradat

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In the late 19th century, King Rama V stepped ashore on Ko Kradat and decided, “Let there be deer”. At least 100 of them still roam a landscape filled with wildflowers, coconut trees and sandy tracks leading to undeveloped beaches. It all combines to form one of Thailand’s most unusual islands.

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Ko Kradat is a flat, rectangle-shaped island of some 480 square acres—much larger than the other isles found this close to Ko Mak. Quite a few travellers see it from afar when checking out Laem Son on Mak’s northeastern coast, but few make the trip across the channel. We recommend it for those looking to spend a morning or afternoon doing something out of the ordinary.

Almost belongs in a Dr Seuss book. Photo taken in or around Ko Kradat, Ko Mak, Thailand by David Luekens.

Almost belongs in a Dr Seuss book. Photo: David Luekens

Small motorboats drop visitors at a pier to the south, where farmers sort coconuts and deer gnaw on the discarded shells. Here you’ll find the only development in the form of a wooden house and some barns used by farmers who also grow herbs, fruit and vegetables. Rooms were once available, we were told, but Kradat can only be visited as a day trip at time ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)

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