Koh Phra Thong, A Secret Quiet Island

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  1. helbob

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    Koh Phra Thong, a secret quiet island
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    There is nearly nothing from this island in the web, but some tourist go there and it is a good trip from Phuket, Khao Lak or Khao Sok .
    Koh Phra Thong is a small flat island near Takua Pa, about 200km north of phuket. The island is about 15km long and max. 9km with. There is only one small bad concrete street on this island witch goes 7km from the village to the west coast bungalow resorts and a 3,4km from the resorts to the north coast. 1,2 call (AIS) mobile conection work on the island.

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    Pier at the mainland
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    Longtail boat pick up on the pier at the mainland
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    We passing "Honey Moon Island" ;-)
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    We passing the mountainous island Koh Ra
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    Arrive at flat island Koh Phra Thong
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    Lunch in a restaurant near the beach
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    more will follow
     
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  2. Ashmaster

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    Very interested to hear about this island, helbob!
    In recent years I’ve been going to Koh Phayam, off Ranong, but that is already getting very busy these days! Sadly the secret has been out about it for a while now. (Handy before/after crossing over to Burma at Kawthaung though.)
    I’ll give Koh Phra Tong a go next time.
    Thanks.
     
  3. helbob

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    Yes, Phayam is very busy in the high season and the smaller koh chang nearly there has only small beach.

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    The east coast is only mangroves. The west coast has a 14km untouched sandy beach. On the south coast, with the Golden Buddha Resort, 4km sandy beach.

    Near Golden Buddha Resort
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    Here the nice beach at Mr. Chuoi/Oasis Resort
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    Only a 5min walk to the bay near Moken Resort
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    Low tide in the morning is a good time to look and walk on the beach.
    Many shell same this are on the beach
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    Low tide: A beautiful starfish
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    On the walk to the north-end, short stop at Tawan Resort
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    After Tawan Resort
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    When you walk 30min from mr Chuoi to the north at the west coast you have your own beach…
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    The north end of the west coast with Koh Ra
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    more will follow
     
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    DavidFL Administrator
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    Super photos & info as usual.
    Loving it.
     
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    Thanks David ;-)

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    Website of the island with many resorts: Koh Phra Thong | Tropical Beach | Thailand Paradise Island
    The places with the bungalow resorts is on the west coast at the covered bay as you can see in the map. Some different resorts are here: Tent, leave-bungalow, wooden bungalow (moken eco resort), luxury wooden
    bungalow. They start about 400 baht per night to 15 000 baht (golden buddha, nice teakwood villas). Most of them have electric in the nighttime for charging and light.

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    Mr Chuoi s resort, he has about 40 bungalows. The small one like this is ~400 baht, all with shower and toilett. The good thing of this construction: Everytime a good air circulation and not hot like a stone bungalow. Nighttime electric with photovoltaik (acu) ang generator. Mr. Chuoi Bar and Hut, Koh Phra Thong, Thailand
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    The restaurant of Mr. Chuoi
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    Oasis Resort
    One time we ate some different things in Oasis Resort but the food was not the best.
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    Moken Resort, very nice but expensive
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    Near Oasis
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    Beachbar of Golden Buddha Resort, very beautiful wooden bungalows but VERY expensive. The cape near the beachbar is worth a visit. Ko Phra Thong Resort in Pang Nga Thailand | Golden Buddha Beach Resort
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    Nice airpicture of Golden Buddha
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    Whats this? A tentbungalow? icon_wink.gif Good idea
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    If you like the real nature, choose this one
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    Horizon Beach Bungalow in Facebook
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    Phra Thong Nature Resort
    Koh Phra Thong is a stunning, largely undeveloped island in Thailand

    more will follow
     
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    Call Mr. Chuoi and he will send a longtailboat to the pier and then he pick you up by
    car, oneway it was 1000 baht (boat & car) Mr. Chuoi (+66)0909254384.
    Mr.Chuoi's Thailand Beach Huts & Bar | Tropical Paradise

    Khao Sok – Hin Lat Pier: 95km
    Khao Lak – Hin Lat Pier: 96km
    Patong (Phuket) – Hin Lat Pier: 205km
    Hin Lat Pier – Koh Phra Thong: 15km by boat
    Koh Phra Thong Pier – Mr. Chuoi Resort: 7km by pickup

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    Information about the island
    Ko Phra Thong – Travel guide at Wikivoyage

    A 4x4 safari with mr Chuoi
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    Sometimes with need 4x4 looked because the sand is very soft. For motorbikes very difficult.
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    I never saw this tree in thailand, the skin is like a paper.
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    A big grasshoper, looking like a leaf. About 8cm long, thumbsize.
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    Same everywhere in thailand: Some places with much rubish. Most from fishermans, like bulbs, ropes, nets, foam, plastic and bottles.
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    hope you enjoy
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    Great photos.
     

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