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Above and Underwater Adventures at Koh Mapring (1)

At a quick glance of Koh Mapring (1) one can directly dismissed it as just an island of rocks, medium sized trees and will bushes.  The island of Koh Mapring (1) is situated at the mouth of Klong Son Bay which is the northern most portion of Koh Chang Island. It is relatively unknown mass of land mostly dominated by rocks but to tourists who are into scuba diving and snorkeling, it is a good spot. It’s surrounded by clear waters and has a 50-meter long white sand beach. It is near White Sand Beach and approximately 200 meters offshore. It can be reached by kayak or motorized boat if you travel in a group. 


Koh Mapring (1) Island has its own features to brag about. The 50-meter long white sand beach at the mouth of the bay is a nice venue for swimming for a couple of people. Its beachfront is untainted and naturally landscaped by waves and time.  Sitting or getting buried in the sand is a relaxing and fun thing to indulge in the privacy of this island. Finding some higher grounds to take vantage point of the island’s surroundings is quite difficult because of course and sharp rock edges and wild bushes around the area – proofs of natural conservation.


The shallow depths of Koh Mapring (1) allow you to take some knee-deep walks and occasional glimpses of its seafloor. Off the eastern side of the island, you can do scuba and see for yourself a “moonscape landscape of coral formations. Snorkeling is another good activity to do in this part of the island. The surrounding waters appear blue because its clear state mirrors the sky above it. With just few meters offshore, you can drop off the boat’s anchor and enjoy the constant sways of the boat while sipping your favorite drinks and enjoying the natural scenes before you. 

published: 13.08.2012

Klong Son Beach is good for:

peace and quiet

sandy beach



Short description:

Klong Son beach (or Had Klong Son) is located on the north of Koh Chang. Nice bay at the very top of the island. Pure white sand stretch of beach, shaded with coconut trees. Klong Son gets very low numbers of visitors with the bulk of the backpackers and tourists alike speeding south enroute to Koh Chang's finer and more popular stretches of sand.

White Sand Beach is good for:

night live

sandy beach

variety of restaurants


Short description:

Koh Chang's most famous stretch of sand, at over 2km long there's certainly room for everyone! Lined with bungalows, food stalls and shops this is one of the best beaches in all of Thailand.

Klong Phrao Beach is good for:

tranquil surroundings

gorgeous rocky landscape

all sorts of activities

quiet and peaceful

Short description:

Situated on the somewhat less glamorous, northern side of the Koh Chang Island, Klong Prao isn’t all that much of tourist destination, especially for those who are in need of a true holiday experience of the exotic kind.

Lonely Beach is good for:

great sunset

cheap and peaceful retreat

all sorts of beach activities

perfect for family

Short description:

Also known as Kai Bae Beach, this is the spot to catch a great sunset! A few small shops and food stalls are along the beach, a good spot to chill out away from the crowds at White Sands Beach.

Bangbao Bay is good for:


seafood restaurants



Short description:

A well-sheltered bay with a small and quiet beach. It is a fishing community where residents still live in houses built on stilts and are connected by wooden bridges. There are a growing number of tourist shops, scuba dive outlets and seafood restaurants offering a good selection of seafood.

Salak Khok Bay is good for:

pretty, unspoiled area

traditional Thai community


quiet and peaceful

Short description:

There aren’t so much attraction in Salak Kok, but tourists can Kayak among the mangroves. Salak Kok Bay still has a fishing community that doesn’t change so much in many years, a great place to see the real traditional Thai community.



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