Koh Maithon is a small, beautiful island only six miles from Ao Chalong with a hotel on its east coast. The resort has been refurbished from an earlier incarnation which was abandoned for several years. There is a jetty protected by a concrete breakwater, although at the time of writing this was for the exclusive use of resort boats and pre-booked mass day trippers and visiting yachts were not welcome. Be aware of the fringing reefs to the north and southeast of the main beach.
8 miles from Ao Chalong
During the northeast monsoon season, a very small bay in the middle of the west coast offers good overnight holding, for one or two boats, in 10-12 metres on a sand and rock bottom. Schooling bottlenose dolphins are often found off this bay. Day trip catamarans often raft up during the day in this anchorage.
There’s a 15-minute walk across the island on a carved track to its east coast. This anchorage is rumoured to be a great spot for catching red snapper at night. Try hand lines with fresh bait.
10 miles from ao Chalong
In the southwest monsoon, look for anchorage in 6-10 metres on the sandy bottom south of the concrete jetty. A useful sheltered anchorage with a great beach not far from Ao Chalong. The resort ashore does not welcome visiting yachts.
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