Koh Hong Kayaking & Excursion

January 10, 2018 by  
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Hong Island, Krabi
We are going to our “breathtaking room” to day dream and sanook on the beach. Once you enter, you are in a large natural lagoon with calm, translucent emerald waters and is relatively shallow. Totally encircled by cliffs, this turquoise pool is only accessible via a small opening in the reef, wide enough to accommodate just one boat at a time. The gorgeous cove is home to an interesting mix of marine species and as the sun descended, the receding tide gradually revealed a long stretch of powdery sand dotted with hordes of starfish, with Mother Nature demonstrating her magnificence, glory and beauty in one stroke
in this gem of the Andaman Archipelago.

Hong Island, Krabi

It is “heaven on earth” to which so many of us imagine escaping from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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, lies directly opposite from Tup Kaak, Klong Muang Beach. Many visitors are confused with another Koh Hong in Phang Nga Bay nearer to Phuket.

Hong meaning ‘room’ in Thai refers to the lagoon in the middle of the island, accessible only at high tide through a narrow chasm. Inside the hong, surrounded on all sides by limestone cliffs, it felt like being let in on a wonderful secret.  I’m sure this area was a haven for pirates!

To one side of the same island was an exquisite beach: soft white sand, aqua water (’aqua’ in Thai is si far talay, literally ’sea-blue colour’), limestone outcrops and tropical fish to gaze upon – with or without a snorkelling mask.

Hong Lagoon, Krabi
The attractions on these islands include fine beaches, shallow and deep-water coral reefs and various kinds of fish while popular activities include snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, sea-canoeing and nature studies on the 400-meter hiking trail around Ko Hong.

These tiny islands are simply beautiful, like floating “mushrooms” in the sea with spectacular beaches and hidden lagoons and lots and lots of colourful fish that literally eat out of your hand.

Go into action by sea kayaking, paddle through shallow water and explore around caves accessible only through narrow tunnels. Keeping you company are the sea eagles soaring above and starfish just below the surface.

A burst of extremely loud shouting from our captain broke the rhythm of my serenading dream. He told us, ” It is the right time to leave now as it would be impossible to exit the lagoon as the receding tide is going down fast “. We glided through the narrow doorway out to the open corridor of the Andaman Sea, leaving with smiling faces and foot print marks on the fine sand, promising ourselves that we will be back soon.

Been here and what blogger discovered & experienced :-

” We stopped in Lading Island and had some lunch. We then did a little more snorkeling and fed the fish. Yasmin, our little fisher girl, was still trying to catch them. She had a bit of encouragement from our tour guide who was able to catch a little striped fish in his bare hands while we were snorkeling earlier that morning! Here we did some snorkeling, but you didn’t even need goggles to see the fish. They would come and eat the bread from our hands. I’m so glad that we remembered to bring bread for them. The girls were pretty excited to see a multi-coloured fish in this bay. Nadim and I got tired of swimming and had a chance to read our books and bask in the sun while the kids continued to swim and chase fish. It was a great day. “

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