KOH PHAI NORTH
Anchor well clear of the fringing reef in 4-6 metres on sand, but watch out for the odd coral patch which may foul your anchor. This day stop is ideal, in the southwest season, for snorkelling or a walk along the beach.
21 miles from South Pattaya Bay
Anchor opposite the Royal Navy outpost in 5-8 metres. There are some facilities ashore at the Navy buildings, but you should contact an officer before looking around.
20 miles from South Pattaya Bay
This secluded bay is an ideal day anchorage, offering a fine sandy beach with good snorkelling and clear waters. Anchor in 8-10 metres on sand.
19 miles from South Pattaya Bay
Anchor on sand in 9-12 metres on the northeast end of this island. There is a single rock at the southeast end of the small bay. The water is usually very clear, and the beach is easily accessible by dinghy, offering some of the best snorkelling in this group. Follow the track to a small shrine full of phallic objects on the northern hill.
18 miles from South Pattaya Bay
Anchor on sand halfway down the island on the east coast in 5-6 metres. The water is usually clear and good for swimming. Snorkelling is better farther south at Koh Rin. Shelter here is marginal and this is certainly only a daytime anchorage.
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