BeachesPhra Thong Bay

This broad sandy beach arcs round a tropical bay where the water is completely sheltered from the open sea.

In this bay are the two Koh Pling islands. They both have private beaches which you can swim to.

BirdsOriental Pied Hornbill

One of well over 100 bird species regularly observed on Koh Phra Thong

They are easily identifiable by their large bill and witch-like cackle.

ResortsHorizon Resort

The Eco Resorts on Koh Phra Thong blend in with the surroundings giving guests a strong connection with nature.

Horizon's beach bungalows are situated near to the sea at the best beach location on the island.

RoomsMoken Eco Resort

Moken Eco Resort rooms are decorated using natural materials, crafted by local artisans.


Thailand's Andaman Sea is renowned for its marine biodiversity.

Red, white & purple soft corals cover world famous dive location, Richelieu Rock, which is accessible on a scuba diving liveaboard


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    Moken Eco Village

    Moken Eco Resort arrived on the scene in 2016.

    The resort has high quality housing and a genuine eco ethic. Solar power is used to supply electric and hot water. Location, staff and food are exceptional. Moken Eco is our top pick for Koh Phra Thong.

    Beach houses from 1,500Bt - 3,600Bt per night including breakfast for 2 pax.

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    Tawan Bar & Bungalows

    Tawan Bar & Bungalows is our newest option on Koh Phra Thong.

    The resort features exceptional low price beachside accommodation, a chilled out bar & on site masseuse. Tawan is already proving a popular option for budget travellers.

    Prices range from 300Bt (tent) to 1,500Bt (large bungalow) per night.

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    Surin Islands Bungalows

    Powder sand beaches and clear blue water have drawn avid snorkelers to the Surin Islands for many years.

    As of December 2017 newly refurbished and updated Surin Islands bungalows means it is also a great place to stay.

    Air conditioned bungalows are available for only 2,000Bt per night

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  • Horizon Eco Resort

    Small rustic bungalows nestled in lush gardens just on the edge of Phra Thong Bay. All rooms have a private bathroom, balcony and electrical access (provided by a noisy generator). Thai & limited cuisine at elevated prices and a beach bar.

    Horizon Eco Resort is available from 800Bt per night.

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About Koh Phra Thong

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.

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.

Thailand's best scuba diving

Koh Phra Thong is the closest land mass to the Surin Islands which hosts a multitude of colourful tropical fish species and 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.

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koh phra thong coral

Richelieu Rock offers the opportunity to observe large pelagics such as whale sharks & manta rays. Your best chance to see them is during February & March

It is also characterised by boulders covered with soft corals and fields of anemones. Vast schools of fish swarm around these areas seeking protection from larger predators

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paradise island clownfish

The Surin Islands can be accessed by day trip speedboat from Khuraburi. It is a great destination for families with children as the sea on the eastern side is shallow and calm.

Koh Surin has broad hard coral reefs, schools of colourful tropical fish and 4 species of turtle.

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andaman manta ray

This unique island 50km west off the Andaman Coast has white sand beaches and crystal blue waters.

Divers love to visit Koh Tachai pinnacle as strong currents attract large pelagics and hunting jacks. It is also one of the few locations where leopard sharks are regularly observed.

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The Andaman Offshore sites are located less than 10km off the west coast of Koh Phra Thong offering fantastic scuba opportunities for experienced divers.

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