The island of koh Mai See Lek is the largest island in the ko Chang Archipelago and the second largest island in Thailand. Koh Mai See Lek Island is rich in natural beauty and serves as perfect destination for tourists. Ko Chang means Elephant Island. The name is not due to presence of elephant but because of elephant shape of its headland.
The total area of koh Mai See Lek Island is 429 squares kilometers. The island is full of stone cliffs and high mountains. The highest mountain in this Island is Khao Salak Phet. It is 744 meters high and serves as the main water source of the island. Koh Mai See Lek Island is the most beautiful island of Thailand with wide range of white sandy beaches covered with palm trees. This Island is less populated area.
This Island is a paradise for tourist. It is located on the gulf of Thailand’s eastern seaboard and approximately 310 kilometers from Bangkok and near the border with Colombia. This Island is discovered as a tourist place in 2000 and is far better and quieter than other islands of Thailand. The west of koh Chang Island is full of waterfalls, beaches and coral reefs. The island is linked with Trat province airport and is 15 minutes away from the ferry terminal.
Koh Mai See Lek is blessed with marine as well as wildlife including a wide range of birds, snakes elephant and deer. Koh Mai See Lek is famous for its variety of cuisine and great nightlife. The season of koh Chang is similar to Bangkok. It rains heavily from June to October, Roasting hot between March and May and cool weather from November to February. So the best time for tourist is from November to February. Most of the hotels and suites are located at the west side of the island due to sandy beaches whereas the eastern side is less touristy.