Koh Rok – About Koh Rok in Thailand

Koh Rok is Thailand at its very best. Imagine blindingly white sand beaches, the bluest waters, palm trees, beach huts, small fishing boats and lively coral reefs, and you will have a pretty good idea what Koh Rok is all about. As a part of the stunning Mu Koh Lanta National Park, Koh Rok offers some of the best snorkeling in the entire Andaman Sea in Thailand.

Koh Rok is actually made up of two different islands that lie only approximately 250 meters apart, Koh Rok Nok and Koh Rok Nai, which are respectively known as the “outer island” and the “inner island”, referring to their location relative to the mainland. Both islands are situated about 30 kilometers from Koh Lanta.

Koh Rok is a popular destination for day trips from places such as Koh Lanta and other nearby islands and coastal resorts. In the high season, extended stays are possible as well. Ferries and other boats travel to and from the islands regularly. All public boats stop at Koh Rok Nai. Getting to Koh Rok Nok can only be done by private boat charters.

Things to Do

In this tropical paradise, the most popular things to do are all related to the beach, ocean and the outdoors. Snorkeling, scuba diving and sunbathing are the three top activities on the islands. The reef systems that neighbors the islands is truly gorgeous and offers world-class snorkeling and diving—there are several popular sites, bearing names such as “seafan garden” and “Bermuda ridge”. Sea life is present in abundance and ranges from the most colorful fish to sea turtles, sea snakes and even sharks.

There are some fine beaches on the islands as well, of which Koh Rok Beach on Koh Rok Nai is the most visited one. This is where day trippers disembark from their boats and began taking pictures. The beach is also a great place to swim and snorkel.

Where to Sleep

The main accommodation area is located right behind Koh Rok Beach on Koh Rok Nai, which is also the location of a ranger station and a restaurant. Koh Rok Nok, on the other hand, is completely undeveloped and only has a campground with rental tents, bungalows available and public toilets. People who want to spend the night on a tropical island should definitely consider spending a night on Koh Rok Nok. Contact Koh Lanta Marine National Park for more detail at Tel +66 (0) 75 629018 – 9.

 

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