1 Nature Resorts

Not-for-profit resorts at Ban Chao Mai, on Ko Mook and Ko Libong, with great tours through the mangroves to Tham Chao Mai cave and to see the dugongs and birds on Libong.

2 Ko Hai

A variety of good resorts for all budgets and gorgeous views.

3 Tham Morakhot

Ko Mook’s Emerald Cave, with its inland beach of powdery sand at the base of an awesome natural chimney, is best visited by kayak.

4 Ko Kradan

Remote island with a long, white, east-facing strand, crystal-clear waters and a reef for snorkellers to explore.

5 Ko Sukorn

For a glimpse of how islanders live and an outstanding beach resort.

6 Ko Tarutao

Huge national park island with mangroves and jungle tracks to explore, and the most unspoilt beaches in the area.

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