Koh Rom belongs to the group of small islands which are regarded as diving and snorkeling spots. The island is commonly known as “Umbrella Island” because of a tree perched atop its rocky land mass that resembles an umbrella. It is relatively near from mainland island of Koh Chang and if good weather prevails, it can be reached by an easy paddle from the offshore of Ban Pai Bae or Ban Klong Prao. It is encircled by pristine clear water and offers great views of its nearby islands.
Koh Rom though considered a small island has big and great things to offer to tourists who love fun and adventure. It is not inhabited and its natural beauty is preserved and unspoiled. At its southeast tip corner is a shaded sheltered portion complimented by few big green trees. The area can be a good venue to put up your camping gears. A rope swing tied up to the trunks of the trees is an innovative idea to enjoy the natural sights of the island’s surroundings. its southwestern corner is considered the right spot to do scuba diving and snorkeling. Koh Rom has a lot of beautiful things underneath including corals of different colors, forms and sizes.
Its seabed is home to diverse marine life where fishes of various kinds are freely moving and traversing around the island. Koh Rom’s shallow depths fit well for kayaking. Its pristine crystal water gives you clear views of its beauty underneath. It is a practical measure to wear rubber sandals because of the island’s course rocky surface. Going to its apex where the tree that resembles an umbrella shape can be a thrilling experience but should be done with extra precaution and permission from the authority. From the top it gives you the panoramic view of its surroundings and timeless experience.