Koh Phra Thong - Golden Buddha Island
Thailand's Koh Phra Thong - Golden Buddha Island is named after a local legend. The story tells of a precious stolen golden buddha statue buried on the island by pirates which was never recovered.
View of the west coast of Koh Phra Thong as seen from the Andaman Sea. Golden Buddha Resort houses blend in amongst the trees.
Tropical beach - Thailand
Nowadays, the island benefits from being one of Thailand's last unspoiled coastal locations. With over 15km of largely uninhabited white sandy beaches, Koh Phra Thong is an ideal choice for those who are really looking to get away from it all.
Phra Thong Eco-Resorts
Koh Phra Thong is home to a handful of eco-resorts ranging from budget to high-end. All of them are on or close to the exclusive beaches on the west coast of the island.
Horizon Beach Resort bungalows are generously spaced near the beach. They have wonderful sunset views.
The Seaview Resort is a new budget option on Koh Phra Thong. Bungalows start at 500 Bt per night.
Horizon Beach Resort is located on the best beach on Koh Phra Thong at Golden Buddha Bay. Offering well spaced beach bungalows just a stones throw from the sea, Horizon Beach Resort is a great choice for couples looking for privacy and exclusivity without the associated price tag.
Seaview Resort is the new option for 2013/2014. They have a 8 huts in a natural setting a short walk away from the beach. It is an ideal option for health conscious individuals as the resort offers local organic produce and has a resident yoga teacher.
Mr.Chuoi's deluxe huts have 24hr electric powered by solar panels. His restaurant has the best food on the island!
Baan Naga at Golden Buddha Beach Resort. A sensational & popular beach front house for couples.
Travellers have the opportunity to experience the halcyon years of Thailand tourism at Mr. Chuoi's. He offers great value simple huts near to the sea. With virgin beaches in both directions, this is a luxury everyone can afford.
Golden Buddha Beach Resort is widely considered the premier resort on Koh Phra Thong. Each house is unique, reflecting the tastes of their private owners. They have immaculately maintained large gardens and many of the houses are situated directly on the beach.
Surin Islands & Richelieu Rock - Thailand's best scuba diving
Koh Phra Thong is the closest land mass to the Surin Islands which hosts the broadest diversity of hard corals in Thailand. Nearer still is Richelieu Rock, Thailand's best scuba diving location and considered a world top ten dive site. Richelieu has regular visits from graceful manta rays and elusive whale sharks.
Explore the Surin Islands on a day trip from Koh Phra Thong. A 3 day 2 night expedition will unveil their full glory.
Richelieu Rock has frequent visitations from manta rays. Blue Guru Diving on Koh Phra Thong is the closest dive centre.
Fully inclusive vacation packages
Blue Guru are the snorkel & dive experts on Koh Phra Thong. They specialise in tailor-made holidays including transfers, accommodation, diving, snorkeling & kayaking. These packages are for divers & non-divers alike offering the best Koh Phra Thong experiences for you and your family.
PADI Divemaster Internship on Koh Phra Thong
Far away from the madding crowds of Koh Tao, the Koh Phra Thong Divemaster Internship experience gives a more rounded experience of Thai culture and Blue Guru is the closest dive centre to the world famous Richelieu Rock. Also, the island itself plays host to a broad range of nature by land, air and sea.