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Koh Tanga & Koh Chuku

Koh Chuku west coast with Koh Tanga in the background
Koh Chuku west coast with Koh Tanga in the background | Photo by Grenville Fordham

Koh Tanga and Koh Chuku, halfway between Butang and Tarutao offer great snorkelling, diving and fishing. Well worth a visit en route to either destination.

Koh Tanga & Koh Chuku chart
  • A
  • B
  • C

KOH TANGA

58 miles from Koh Lanta Lighthouse

KOH TANGA (A) 6°34.700N, 99°27.077E.
(B) 6°34.438N, 99°27.450E

The best anchorage is found on the east or west coasts between the north and south Tangas, depending on wind direction and ground swell. Alternative daytime anchorage can be found at (C) 6°33.482N, 99°26.887E in deeper water in 15-20 metres off the southern end of Koh Tanga.

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  • D

KOH CHUKU

60 miles from Koh Lanta Lighthouse

KOH CHUKU. 6°34.107N, 99°28.186E

Fantastic daytime anchorages anywhere around Koh Chuku on the sandy bottom. Watch out for rapidly rising reef on west coast. Limited moorings are available. Abundance of fish life and baby sharks make this a must stop for aquatic enthusiasts.

Koh Chuku is popular with day trippers from Koh Lipe for short photo-op visits, but there are no restaurants or other facilities here, so early morning, lunchtime and late afternoon you’ll probably have the place to yourself.

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Koh Chuku (also known as Koh Bon)
Quick photo op on Koh Chuku (also known as Koh Bon) for SEAP publisher Grenville Fordham | Photo by Suphaporn Fordham

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