The south-east expanse of the Mu koh chang national park offers a clearly different picture of Thailand’s tourism. When beaches like North White Sand Beach and tropical beach paradises like Koh Chang rule Thai tourism in and out, there is also a different flavor provided by the presence of some of the great island viewing possibilities in the archipelago that forms part of the ocean scenery.
Among the over forty big and small islands sprawling all over the Mu koh chang national park, Koh Mai See Yai stands tall because of its sheer size. It is definitely one of the largest islands in the park. Its very sight from afar is breathtaking, with the rise and fall of its hilly exterior and the lush foliage all around.
Due to its vast surface, Koh Mai See Yai can surely take away a good portion of your tour time just to go round it. There are quite a few attractions in and around this great island. One of them is the primordial caves that can be seen, especially, in the south east corner of the island. These caves provide a truly dark experience if you explore into them, as they are the abodes of bats. The screeching nocturnal beasts will make your heart beat a bit faster with all that screeching and flapping of wings.
However, the Koh Mai See Yai is one of the islands in Mu koh chang national park that is not often visited. Tourists tend to be satisfied with just a paddle around it because there are no proper sandy beaches here. The northern side of the island is nothing but steep rocks and jagged hills. This feature changes as you move south where you can find local fishermen living in groups. A restaurant and some bungalows also form part of the change that is happening to Koh Mai See Yai with the advances in tourism.