Hong Island

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Hong Island is one of the most beautiful islands located in the Andaman sea in the southern part of Thailand. You can visit this amazing place from Krabi. There are boat trips operating daily from Krabi to Hong island.

Hong in Thai language means “Pool”. The island is named under “Koh Hong” as the limestone mountains shaped a private pool hugged by the nature and amazing scenery.

During your visit to Koh Hong, you will be able to enjoy many water activities including snorkeling, Kayaking and Paddling. It’s a perfect day out from Krabi to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing environment in between the nature. You can go to Koh Hong by different kinds of boats, the most popular ones are Speed boat and longtail boat.

You can check the available tour options operating from Krabi below. All tours are Bookable Online with instant confirmation that you will receive on your email.

Best tours for Hong Island

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Full Day Hong Island by longtail boat
Explore Hong island from Krabi with a Longtail boat for a full day with Snorkeling & Swimming.
Starting from
1,400 THB
Speed boat to Hong island in Krabi
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Krabi Hong Island full day by Speed Boat
Full Day trip to Hong island by speed boat from Krabi with Swimming & Snorkeling.
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1,650 THB

How Far is Hong Island from Krabi?

There are daily trips operating from Krabi to Hong island. Mainly, 2 boat types are available for these day tours, either Speedboat or longtail boat. The travel time from Krabi can vary depending on the type of boat used and the specific starting point in Krabi.

In case of going by Speed Boat, it usually takes about 20 to 30 minutes to reach the island from Krabi.

In case of going by a traditional Longtail Boat, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a more scenic and leisurely journey but the traveling time will be a bit longer, around 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the weather conditions.

What does Hong island tours cover

A tour to Hong island offers a range of beautiful attractions that are perfect to nature lovers.. Some of the best attractions to see during this tour include:

Hong Lagoon is a stunning emerald green lagoon surrounded by high limestone cliffs. It’s accessible only by boat and is perfect for swimming and kayaking due to the calm waters. This amazing spot is always included in any day tours operating from Krabi.

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Pakbia island is part of the Hong Islands group. It offers amazing beautiful beaches and is great for sunbathing, swimming, and enjoying the natural beauty. The beautiful scenery found on this island is similar to the one found at Talay Waek, often included in Krabi 4 island tour. The clear waters around Pakbia Island are suitable for snorkeling, you can enjoy exploring the underwater world and observe a variety of marine life, including colorful fish and coral formations.

Lading island is Known for its beautiful sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. It’s a perfect  place for taking photos and relaxing by the beach within nature. It;s also a perfect snorkeling spot rich with marine life and colorful corals. 

The island used to be a place where birds’ nests were collected for the Chinese delicacy, bird’s nest soup.This practice has a long history and is part of the cultural fabric of the area.

lading island

This bay is considered as The main beach on Koh Hong. It’s known for its powdery white sand and clear waters, perfect for swimming and relaxing. The beach has several facilities including restrooms, and also several food Stalls selling coffee, soft drinks and delicious Thai Food. Usually, the Lunch included during most of the tours take Place at the island’s main restaurant at this beach.  

Hong island bay

Throughout the tour to Hong island, you will enjoy Snorkeling at several stops. In each one of them, you will enjoy watching different types of fishes and beautiful corals. Among the most beautiful stops there are Hong Island bay and Hong Lagoon.

Exploring the island’s coastline and hidden caves by kayak is a popular activity, offering a unique perspective of the island’s stunning natural beauty.

Kayaking Hong island

For those who enjoy hiking, there are nature trails on the island that lead through the dense forest, offering a chance to see the local flora and fauna. You can also Climb up to the Hong island 360° View point (The only viewPoint on the island). To reach this amazing view point, you will need to climb over 400 steep steps to the top. It’s a challenging experience, however the view that you are going to see makes the effort worthwhile. There are four spots along the way where you can rest. 

360 viewpoint

The island’s dense forests are home to various species of birds, making it an excellent spot for bird watching.

Other Things to know about Hong Island

Yes Koh Hong is a National Park and there is a fee charged per person when visiting the island. The fee is 300 Thai baht per adult and 150 Thai baht per child (For foreigners).

We recommend bringing the below items during this tour:

  • Sunscreen
  • Swimming clothes
  • Beach towel
  • Cash
  • Comfortable Shoes (If you will be trekking to the 360 view point)
  • Slipper or flip flop
  • Additional clothes in case your clothes get wet
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