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Koh Yak – Mystifying Hidden Beauty

Koh Yak belongs to the group of small islands of Koh Rang. It is a popular to some island tour plan packages dealing island hopping and some island-to-island activities like scuba diving and snorkeling. It is not inhabited by humans, unspoiled and remains in its natural form and state of being. It is home to natural plants, wild bushes and few boulders rising out on its western side. It has rugged coastal terrain but its sea surrounding encircling the whole island mirrors beauty and serenity.


 Koh Yak’s treasured beauty lies under its surface. Its shallow depths are sanctuaries to underwater wildlife of different species. At its seabed rocks several fish and corals are found including anemones, puffer fish, clownfish, stingrays, clams, grouper and other marine plants of different colors. They are excellent subjects for underwater photography.  Scuba diving and snorkeling are just perfect activities in the shallow depths of Koh Yak Island. The lack of white sand beach for sun bathing is complimented by doing kayak tours around the island to get somebody toning.


Another good thing to do is to anchor your boat near the island and enjoy the fresh air and natural setting while reading your favorite book at the rhythm of the boat’s sways. Getting long naps or just laying your back on the couch of the boat and watching the blue horizon over the long stretched clear sea are mind refreshing. There are so many things to do in the confine of the island. You need to be imaginative and creative to experience fun and excitement. The island of Koh Yak as its name connotes as “giant” can be real big when those “little things” you do create great comfort and huge impact to your vacation away from pressures and monotony of urban living.    

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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