As the third biggest island occupying the Trang Province Koh Mook holds a special place in the hearts and minds of locals as well as tourists for its stunning natural landscapes. Managed by the Had Chao Mai National Park this renowned holiday hub for the masses is well known for its pristine beaches of white sandy shores. Combining the best of both worlds Koh Mook Island is a beach paradise that also boasts verdant mountains and soaring cliffs that looks over the surrounding landscapes from cloud gracing heights.
Best known for the extensive network of naturally formed caves that occupies its confines the island is also a bird watcher’s heartland as scores of swallows nest among the venue’s towering cliffs. Nature lovers can trek across the island’s stunning terrain to reach its western quarter which is densely populated with cliffs. It is here that one comes across Morakot Cave that is visible only in low tide conditions.
Dubbed the Emerald Cave the confines of this natural wonder can be explored on boat or sea kayaks. The water colour takes on shades of emerald green at the entrance to the cave which extends inward to up to 80m. The colour of the water recedes as the cave leads the boat to an inner beach area enclosed by cliffs in every direction but skyward. The midday sun beaming directly on the beach’s surface is a magical sight few will experience in one’s lifetime.
Diving activities are also available in nearby Koh Ma, Koh Chuak as well as Koh Waen while boating excursions to the cave and diving sights can be obtained from Koh Mook itself. The island’s eastern quarter is identified by a cape leading to Ban Koh Muk. Phangka Bay and Hua Laem Beach are other highlight regions in the island where swimming activities are a popular past time.
Inhabited by a small community of Islamic fisher folk this quaint island offers tranquillity and privacy with plenty of water sporting activities and sightseeing opportunities thrown in to the mix.
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