4 miles from Phuket Boat Lagoon Marina
Anchor in 6-9 metres off the beach on a sand and mud bottom, with a good holding in both seasons on either coast. A brisk current runs through the anchorage on springs so don’t try and swim ashore.
The west side is a remarkably beautiful location with a lovely beach. You can gain access to the middle of the beach just south of the floating pearl cage at all tides.
Given the proximity of west Koh Rang to the shallow, muddy eastern coast of Phuket, this anchorage is truly a bonus as a stopover en route either north or south, or whilst waiting the tide to enter the Phuket Boat Lagoon Marina or Royal Phuket Marina.
Ashore is a full recreation facility with restaurant, (daytime only) canoes, mountain bikes and trails, mini golf and snorkelling gear for hire. The northeast side is sometimes more comfortable in the strong southwesterlies. (Best available information is that this facility has closed – whether temporarily during Covid restrictions or permanently, we have not been able to confirm.)
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