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Koh Dam

Koh Dam group
  • A


4 miles from ao Nang, Krabi

NORTH KOH DAM HOK. 7° 58.569N, 98° 48.621E

A fairly secure overnight anchorage in 12 metres exists, in both seasons, between the main island and the small islet. The bottom is sandy giving way to coral outcrops towards the beach. On shore is a nice beach and flat sandy ground shaded by casuarinas — fine for cool walks around the island.

A bungalow resort with a restaurant nestles up against the hill. Snorkellers should swim off the north-eastern end of the beach, where there is an area of shallow coral reef.

  • B


4 miles from ao Nang, Krabi

EAST KOH DAM HOK. 7° 58.284N, 98° 48.857E

If you are in the mood for lunch or a refreshing swim, drop anchor in 5-6 metres on the edge of the sandy beach which projects from the north-eastern tip of the island.

The bottom comes up very rapidly from about 18-20 metres in crystal water, making it easy to find a good anchoring depth. Be sure to leave enough swinging room for an onshore breeze. Do not leave your vessel unattended. the budget bungalows also have a restaurant and can be rented year round.

  • C


5 miles from ao Nang, Krabi

NORTH KOH DAM KHWAN. 7° 57.490N, 98° 48.447E

This beautiful anchorage in about 12 metres is secure for overnight stops in the northeast monsoon season. Tuck in behind the large expanse of coral reef extending from the main island to a group of rocky islets off the north end of Koh Dam Khwan.

The snorkelling is superb and the large reef closing the passage between Dam hok and Dam Khwan is easily reached by dinghy.

  • D


5 miles from Ao Nang, Krabi

SOUTHEAST KOH DAM KHWAN. 7° 57.153N, 98° 48.638E

Just north of the small island, a sandy bottom in 10-12 metres of water provides a secure overnight anchorage in the southwest season. It will be evident from your first sight of the anchorage why this group of islands is known locally as the \’Chicken Islands\’.

Each day tourists pass this area by longtail from Krabi, but anchoring yachts have it to themselves most of the time. Enjoy good diving and snorkelling around both the headland and the island. On the west side of the headland is a small beach with shoals of seargent major fish. Do not feed them! It is a crime!

Koh Dam Khwan - Photo by supaporn Banjongpas
Koh Dam Khwan – Photo by supaporn Banjongpas

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