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All you need to know to visit Koh Libong

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Southern Thailand
870 km from Bangkok
Province of Trang
Thai prononciation : Go libong

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Practical guide to go and visit Koh Libong

Koh Libong is the largest Trang island. It is also one of the less visited by tourists. If its beaches are a little less beautiful than those in Koh Kradan or Koh Ngai with more ocher sand and a slightly less turquoise sea because it is often more hectic, the island has other asstes like its mountains and its mangroves. Unlike the other two islands, Libong is also an island with a real local life animated by a Muslim community mainly making a living from fishing. Tourism is only a secondary resource for Ko Libong inhabitants. The island does not to know mass tourism.

Koh Libong is known for the dugongs that are sometimes called "sea cows". It is protected species of marine mammals thats looks like dolphins even if their line is less elegant. I'm not a zoologist but they make me think of seals with a dolphin's tail. You can observe dugongs by taking a longtail boat and go little off the island.

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Accommodations in Koh Libong

There are not many hotels and bungalow complexes on Koh Libong. The majority is located on Haad Lang Kao beach, in the west of the island where the beach is convenient for swimming... but not at low tide. Allow at least 1000 THB per night. There is only one hotel with a swimming pool on Koh Libong, the Andalay Resort, the rest are mostly accommodations with simple comfort not basi but not very high standrards. If you're looking for luxury in Libong, Andalay is the only option!

A motorbike taxi ride from the pier to Lang Kao beach costs 100 THB. There are also guesthouses inland but they are not numérous and without renting a scooter (you need an international motorbike driving licence) you will quite limited to get around. Be careful in low season (May-October), check if the resorts are open before coming!

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Practical information about Koh Libong

Boats to Koh Libong leave from Hat Yao Pier about fifty kilometers from Trang.

There are 2 ATM on Koh libong island. 1 near the pier at ban Phrao and 1 in the village near Leekpai Bridge but no exchange office, so better to come here with enough cash in Thai bahts to cover your expenses. In low season (from mid-May to October), tourism activity already quite low in high season is almost non-existent.

How to go to Koh Libong ?

To come to Koh Libong, you will have to go first to Hat Yao Pier about fifty kilometers from Trang. It is from here that the boats leave to reach the island. The crossing is not long, it takes about twenty minutes. Since COVID the speedboats offer from Koh Ngai, Koh Lanta, Koh Kradan, koh Lipe or Koh Phi Phi is quite limited. From Trang you can buy minivan + boat packages: van to the Hat Yao Boat Pier and boat to Ko Libong. i recommend the travel agency opposite Trang Railway station but you may be able to book it through your hotel reception. If you plan to go back to Trang after your stay in Libong Island, book your return ticket on the same day you buy your ticket to Libong. There are no minivan station or company at Hat Yao Pier any more.

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How to get around in Koh Libong ?

To get around in Koh Libong, you can use moto taxis tuk-tuks. The fare to cross the island is usually 100 THB. You will have to use them as soon as you arrive on the island to go from the pier at Baan Phrao village where boats arrive to your accommodation. Most of them are at Lang Kao Beach. Otherwise since the island is quite big the best option for exploring Koh Libong remains to rent a scooter (you need a international driving licence with motobike licence). Most resorts offer motobike rentals.

Weather & climate in Koh Libong

Koh Libong a tropical climate. Temperatures don't vary a lot throughout the year although the pre-monsoon months from February to April are a little hotter. The year is divided into a dry season, from January to March and a long wet season from April to December, with the strongest rains in September.

The best time to come to Koh Libong is from December to March knowing that during the low season from May to the end of October, when it rains the most, tourism activity is very limited and most of the resorts on Koh Libong and other Trang islands are closed.

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When to go to Koh Libong ?

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How to ask in Thai to go to Koh Libong ?

I want to go to Koh Libong / Yak paï ti Go libong.
Where is Koh Libong ? / Go libong you ti naï ?
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