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Coral Island (Koh Hae)

Koh Hae - Coral Island

Known as Koh Hae in Thai, Coral Island acquired its English name from the Coral Island Resort located on the island. Of course the island does possess some coral off its coastline with some good diving and snorkelling spots. Snorkelling here is well suited to novice snorkellers and children as you can swim to the shallow reef from the beach.

Coral Island lies just 9kms from the south-eastern tip of Phuket and is only 20 minutes by boat. Its proximity to Phuket has made the island popular with day-trippers who come here to sunbathe, snorkel and swim in the sea. The main beach can get a little busy during the daytime, though at night the island is very quiet.

Accommodation

The upmarket beach bungalows at the Coral Island Resort are the only accommodation on the island.

Travelling to Coral Island

Coral Island can be reached by long-tail boat or speedboat from Rawai and Chalong Pier. There are also tour operators who offer day-trips with a buffet lunch. Journey times are between 10 and 20 minutes.

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