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10 miles from Ao Nang, Krabi

KOH HONG NORTH. 8°4.896N, 98°40.707E

This bay has good holding in 15-20 metres with some National Parks moorings also available. In the southwest monsoon season an uncomfortable ground swell sometimes curves around the eastern headland. Koh Hong is so named because of its large internal lagoon (hong), accessible by dinghy and speedboats across a shallow reef on tides above 2 metres.

This large ‘hong’ has a small entrance between limestone walls which sometimes has gill nets strung across its width on the ebb tide. The hong, about 200 metres across, is the biggest in the area, and the sheer cliffs on all sides make a picturesque backdrop for photography. You can swim inside at high tide.

East of the entrance to the hong is a superb silica sand beach nestled between two small cliffs. At the far eastern end of the beach and behind the undergrowth is a small entrance into a deep amphitheatre limestone cave complete with bats, stalagmites and stalactites. Bring a flashlight.

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The entrance to the 'hong' at Koh Hong, Krabi
The entrance to the ‘hong’ at Koh Hong, Krabi | Photo by Bill O’Leary
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