15 miles from Ao Nang, Krabi
In the southwest monsoon, good anchorage is available in 8-10 metres offshore from the Holiday Inn Resort and Zeavola, on the beach and hillside. The beach is fringed with coral reefs, and about 200 metres of tidal flats dry out at spring low tides. Longtail boats are always available for the trip south to Ton Sai village.
If approaching from the north keep well clear of Hin Klang, a large area of shallow coral south of Koh Mai Phai. In the northeast season, it’s better to anchor in Ao Lanah and walk over on the track from the jetty.
The local children, under supervision of village elders, run a large general store and restaurant. It serves as a job training academy, teaching the kids the skills they’ll need to work serving foreigners in the island’s many hotels and restaurants. They do love a good tip.
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