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KOH HAE (CORAL ISLAND). 7°44.920N, 98°22.411E

On the north coast of Koh Hae there are two sandy bays, still with live coral fringing the beaches. In the southwest monsoon season, sheltered anchorage is available on a sandy bottom in 8-10 metres.

Beware coral heads on the fringe of the reef rising from depths of up to 6 metres.

Ashore restaurants cater to day visitors, with many tour operators bring their customers for snorkelling. In recent years this anchorage has become a bit of a zoo from 10.00 to 17.00

Both bays are busy with tourist day trippers, but the easternmost (Banana Beach) is usually more frantic with a combination of speed boats and heavily loaded sailing catamarans.

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