15 miles from Ao Khlong Son
This is a large natural bay in the south of the island divided by two smaller islands. It is generally shallow although anchorage is available in the west of the bay in 3-4 metres for good all-year round protection.
On the west coast of the bay are three small marinas based on single jetties. Koh Chang Marina has about 10 pontoons whilst Salak Phet Seafood offers stern-to moorings and diesel for large powerboats. The German-owned Island View Resort further south is home to Gulf Charters.
Each establishment offers onshore accommodation, fuel, internet access, water and laundry services. The village at the head of the bay has adequate shops for provisioning. For major mechanical repairs it is easy to rent a motorbike or catch a cab to the mainland town of Trat.
Beware of the two submerged rocks to the southeast of the western point of Ao Salak Phet. Keep outside the 12 metre contour when navigating between Ao Bang Bao and Ao Salak Phet.
While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this book is accurate, the charts of anchorages are based on personal experience and satellite imagery and are intended as a guide only. They should not be used for navigation. Please refer to Official Hydrographic Charts of the respective countries.
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