5 miles from Ao Khlong Son
This is the flattest and quietest west coast anchorage in the northeast season. Anchor in the northern corner opposite the creek entrance in 5-7 metres. There is a well-stocked supermarket on the road behind the Coconut Resort. The river just south of the anchorage is navigable by dinghy at mid-tide and well worth exploring. There are restaurants and resorts on the inside creek and on the beachfront.
Just to the south and north of the shallow tide isthmus to Koh Man Nai is Haad Kae Bai with 20 resorts ashore. Anchor at 12°1.583N, 102°17.121E in 5-6 metres on sand. There’s a small creek with restaurants inside. The Meechai Elephant Camp is ashore in the north of the bay where you can pay a small fee to take a baby elephant for a swim. Not to be missed.
Offshore, but close in here, are Koh Yuak, Koh Pli, Koh Man Nok and Koh Man Nai with reasonable snorkelling off fringing reef. If heading south, leave Koh Man Nai to port.
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