Getting to Hong Island is mostly arranged by the typical longtail boat from Krabi mainland or by speet boat from Phuket and Khao Lak. The closest resorts are Klong Muang Beach, Ao Nang Beach, Tonsai Beach and Railay Beach. Trips to the island are offered at almost every hotel, local travel agency or even on the beach.
Krabi sure is worth a trip, check out Tezza’s beaches as recommended above to get an idea about the beaches, you have to get out of Krabi town. There’s something for everyone in the area, from budget hostels to resort hotels with swimming pools, and bungalow resorts in between.
Mu Ko Hong is located at the edge of the Than Bok Khorani national park, and is accessible by a 1-hour Boat trip from Ao Nang. The park entrance fee is 200 baht per person with an additional fee of 20 baht per person for camping on the island .
Best area to stay in Krabi Ao Nang: probably the most popular place in the Krabi area. Railay & Tonsai Beach: the remote area of Krabi , reachable only by boat. Nopparat Thara & Klong Haeng: a long shallow beach, very quiet, a perfect spot for a family holiday with kids or just a peaceful stay with a few sunset walks.
It is no wonder that many people consider it one of the most beautiful islands in the region. I hate to say it, but I found Hong Island even more gorgeous (and less crowded) than the very popular Maya Bay. The water around the island is crystal clear and perfect for snorkeling and swimming.
Hong island is technically four islands called the Koh Hong group. Located off the coast of Krabi they are generally referred to as Hong Island and Hong Lagoon. They are widely considered the most beautiful islands in the region.
Krabi is famed for its breathtaking karst landscape, and Tiger Cave Temple, or Wat Tham Suea in Thai, is a series of temples that includes a stunning Buddha statue just a mere 1,247 steps up to the summit of a mountain.
A two metre crocodile has been caught in a mangrove forest in Klongtom, Krabi whilst another crocodile was sighted last night. Officials from the Krabi Provincial Fisheries Office arrived at the area after being notified by locals that a crocodile has been caught.
Koh Samui is one of the most expensive destinations in Thailand, and is ideal if you have a higher budget and your trip falls between January and August. If you have a standard budget and are going between November and April, Krabi is a better bet.
To reach Ao Nang or Hong Island it’s best to travel via Krabi. With this option you can fly to the Krabi International Airport which is connected to locations in Thailand as well as e.g. Kuala Lumpur or Qatar. More information about flights, departure times and prices can be found on Skyscanner.
Krabi Town is a good base for doing day trips to cool spots in that area, but I wouldn’t recommend it for a honeymoon. And if you want a beach location then I would probably recommend Railay Beach over Ao Nang .
Where To Stay In Krabi: A Guide To The Best Beaches To Stay In Krabi For couples and families: Ao Nang . For Honeymooners, Couples & Families: Railay Beach . For Bachelors and solo trippers: Krabi Town. For those seeking luxury & privacy: Klong Muang.
Krabi is the most relaxing part to be in all of Thailand, it is a province that has the most stunning scenery imaginable, beautiful white beaches that stretch on for miles, a jungle and over 200 islands just of the coast.