Hong Island Overview

Hong Island is a captivating place featuring four exotic islands with coral reefs, sea caves and secluded beaches with Koh Lagoons. Visit this stunning destination to admire the beauty of the turquoise lagoon with its white sand beach and lush green jungle islands. Indulge in a peaceful kayaking experience in the lagoon or participate in adventurous activities such as kayaking.

An undiscovered gem just off the Krabi coast in the Phang Nga Province is the Hong islands. These islands are a group of four exotic islands which are featured with sea caves, secluded beaches and coral reefs. The Hong Islands should be in your Thailand trip package from India. The islands have something to offer for every traveler - adventure freaks, nature lovers and those looking to capture breathtaking scenic beauty with their cameras. The island got its name from the high cliffs that surround a large lagoon and are a part of a National Park with its main atoll being an inhabited place. 

You can easily reach the islands from Ao Nang or Krabi town and head towards the twin bays on the east side of the main island. This is the place where you can relax and gaze at the spectacular view of the bay and also go sunbathing. Birdwatchers would be delighted to look for vibrant coloured tropical birds and few may even delight in looking for northern white-cheeked gibbon, and also the famous monitor lizards.

Hong Island’s lagoon is a perfect place for going for a kayaking experience or for an excursion on Longtail or speedboats to visit islands such as Khao Phing Kan, Lading Island etc. Those with a love for underwater marine life may indulge in snorkeling as well. 


• Discover the hidden gem of the Phang Nga Province, the exotic Hong islands with their coral reefs, sea caves and secluded beaches.
• Relax on the white sand beach, sunbathe and admire the surrounding beauty of turquoise water in the lagoon surrounded by high cliffs.
• Go on a kayaking trip in the hidden lagoon and admire the stunning beauty of the spectacular place.
• Indulge in snorkeling and explore the underwater marine world. Feel mesmerized looking at the garden of colorful coral reefs in the depths of the ocean.
• Explore the nearby islands such as Lading Island, Pak Bai Island and Daeng Island and feel delighted with their natural scenic beauty.
• Have lunch at Lao La Ding and spend your afternoon at this idyllic place savoring local as well as international dishes.

How To Reach

By Boat: Hong Island is located between Krabi‘s Tubkaek Beach and the islands of Koh Yao Yai and Koh Yao Noi, around 25 km southwest of Ao Nang and can be easily accessed from most beaches of Krabi. You can reach the island in 20 to 30 minutes from Krabi town or Ao Nang if you travel by speed boat. If you travel by long-tail boat, you can reach the island in 40-45 mins traveling from Krabi town or Ao Nang. Apart from this, both Krabi Town and Ao Nang’s ferry dock have sea kayaks and organized tour boats that will take you to the island.

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Hong Island is between November to March when the weather is favorable with a few occasional showers making it suitable to explore the beautiful island and enjoy the activities on offer. If you wish to experience Thai culture and be a part of their celebrations, you can also visit in the month of April during Thai New Year.

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Places to visit near Hong Island

1. Lading Island: An island to visit on your Hong Island tour is Lading Island, a place that will mesmerize you with its stunning sights. Visit this place to take a look at the rock formations and huge caves.

2. Pak Bai Island: Pak Bai Island has fantastic coral reefs and a shallow beach on one part of the island where you can spend some time on the white sandy beach looking at the teal blue water. You can also opt to swim around or even indulge in snorkeling or fishing. The rest of the island is a maze of caves formed from cliffs being eroded by the sea.

3. Daeng Island: Located halfway to Hong Island from Ao Nang is Daeng Island, an island known for its beautiful coral reef which can be seen clearly from the surface of the water during low tide. The island is an excellent choice for relaxing and indulging in snorkeling. 

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Tips to Visit Hong island

1. Make the most of visiting the exotic beaches by carrying your beach essentials along such as a towel, swimsuit, extra pair of clothes and slippers. 

2. If you plan to go for a snorkeling experience, carry your own snorkels with you.

3. Apply a layer of sunscreen before starting your tour to Hong Island so that you don't get burnt by the sun. 

4. If you are prone to seasickness, prepare ahead of traveling by longtail boat as the ride can be bumpy.

5. The tour may not be suitable for children below the age of one year and pregnant women due to bumpy waters.

6. Make sure you carry sufficient water and keep yourself well hydrated throughout the day to prevent losing energy and feeling dehydrated.

7. Carry snacks and fruits if you are planning to spend some time on the island as the island has no restaurants.

8. Be sure to carry cash to pay the entry fee for visiting some islands which are part of the Ao Phang Nga National Park.

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The peaceful turquoise water of the Hong Lagoon is an ideal place to indulge in kayaking. Take a kayak and explore the area while appreciating the natural beauty of the lagoon, the sea caves, cliffs, white sand beach and lush greenery. 

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Hong Island is well known for snorkeling activity and is often included in the Hong Island day tour. Take some safety guidance from the safety instructor and then go ahead to explore the enthralling world under the water.

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Explore the hidden Lagoon

Explore the hidden Lagoon

Visit the lagoon in a boat during the low tide and feel mesmerized looking at the high cliffs surrounding the lagoon from all its sides.

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Have Lunch in a Cove

Have Lunch in a Cove

Your Hong Island tour will include a visit to Lao La Ding, an ideal place where you can have a picnic lunch and enjoy the captivating view of the surrounding areas.

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