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    Ko Ngai - Opinions?

    Hello all,

    I am sorry if similar topic has been posted before but could any body with local knowledge please tell me if Ko Ngai is a good place to spend a week or so ? I am looking at just getting a bungalow type accomodations there, and doing the usual swimming/snorkelling/cocktails by the pool. Also is there any types of forests there for hiking too. Will do a 1 night stop over in Trang as I hear it is quiet nice also for a quick visit .

    Thanking you kindly in advance for thoughts..

    Maven

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    Lazing & snorkeling, yes.
    Not so much for hiking.

    You should get a nice combination of the two at a place called 'Farang Beach' on Koh Mook. Nice beach/atmosphere on an island with some great walks. If you're there for a week, boats regularly make the short trip over to Koh Ngai (which is visible from Farang beach), and also other great islands for snorkeling (Koh Kradan, Koh Chuek, etc).

    If you get the chance, try to get over to Koh Rok for a day trip (best small island I've ever visited)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bakseedar View Post
    Lazing & snorkeling, yes.
    Not so much for hiking.

    You should get a nice combination of the two at a place called 'Farang Beach' on Koh Mook. Nice beach/atmosphere on an island with some great walks. If you're there for a week, boats regularly make the short trip over to Koh Ngai (which is visible from Farang beach), and also other great islands for snorkeling (Koh Kradan, Koh Chuek, etc).

    If you get the chance, try to get over to Koh Rok for a day trip (best small island I've ever visited)
    Thankyou very much for that information bakseedar...I will do some more Googling to review the places you suggested....Koh Mook sounds like it might be ideal for me. As great as google is ,it is always very good to have information from people who have been there ,such as your selve bakseedar....so thanks a heaps again.

    Maven

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    TBH Maven, I haven't been for 12 years !!!

    However I've recommended these places to others over the years and have been told that it's still fantastic. Things haven't developed in that region as rapidly as other well known destinations in Thailand, so you should be OK. Last time I was on Farang beach there were only two hut type resorts.

    Check out 'Emerald Cave', also on Koh Mook (often spelt (Koh Muk).

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    Just went there last week.
    This is the time of year to visit Tham Morakat Emerald Cave on Koh Mook as there are few visitors this time a year. In high season it is simply ridiculous how many people visit this place.

    It is a hit and miss though, as the weather this time a year can prevent one from entering the cave due to heavy swells.
    Rain was heavy during our stay in Trang.

    You can hike on Koh Ngai. Go to the south of the island and cross the hills to get to west side.
    It is a national park, but no entrance fee.
    The snorkelling is much better here and there will most likely be no other tourists around.
    On this side of the island there is only one small resort catering mainly to thai visitors.
    However, as the wind this time a year blows from the west, chances are that the water on this side of the island will have poor visibility.
    But it is worth a shot.

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