Ko Kho Khao
The beautiful island of Ko Kho Khao is the ideal place to get away from it all with its long golden beaches, exotic wildlife and romantic sunsets. A short boat ride from the town of Takua Pa in Phang Nga province, this location is a real escape to paradise, with peaceful beachfront accommodation and spectacular dive sites to explore.
Your Visit to Ko Kho Khao
Centuries ago, trading ships would stop at Ko Kho Khao to shelter from the monsoon on their way from the Middle East. You can still see parts of the ancient port city of Thung Tuk, but today the island is best known as a tranquil holiday location. Sandy beaches fringe its western coastline as far as the eye can see, and to the east, there are dense mangrove forests to explore. You’ll find a variety of hotels and accommodation in Ko Kho Khao, from comfortable bungalows with sea views to more high-end resorts.
Activities in Ko Kho Khao
Near the pier, you’ll find diving schools offering courses in scuba diving, so you can swim with an abundance of marine wildlife from turtles to colourful reef fish. Trips to underwater caves, tunnels and even shipwrecks are offered for trained divers.
Rent a motorbike, bicycle or even a tuk tuk to take a tour of the island and enjoy its unspoiled natural beauty. There are birdwatching tours in the north of the island and you can go on a kayak adventure in the mangroves.
Where to Stay in Ko Kho Khao
Most hotels are on the western coast near Ko Kho Khao beaches. Higher-end accommodation offers luxury villas with patios and rooms looking out to sea and across the hotel gardens. Bed and Breakfast accommodation is also available and you can even rent your own holiday home on the island. With so many restaurants on the beach, you can enjoy delicious Thai food with spectacular sunsets wherever you stay in Ko Kho Khao.
If you’d like to wake up to the sound of waves and little else, this peaceful island is the perfect retreat. The beachfront hotels offer a serenity that’s difficult to beat for a stay in Phang Nga province.