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Koh Mook

เกาะมุก
Southern Thailand
857 km from Bangkok
Province of Trang
Population : 1500
Thai prononciation : Go mouk

Budget

Recomm. stay
2 jours

Visits

General Information about Koh Mook

The small island of Koh Mook is with Koh Ngai, Koh Kradan and Koh Libong o,n of theislands near Trang that are still relatively unspoilt by mass tourism. That does not mean there are not any tourists but there is no big hotel resorts and here you have the atmosphere of a small village. Whether on the long beach of Hat Sivalai, next to the pier, or the smaller and charming beach of Hat Farang on the other side of the island, on Koh Mook, you will find white sand beaches, coconut trees and a beautiful turquoise sea. On the West Coast, on Had Farang, you can observe beautiful sunsets. Koh Muk is mostly inhabited by muuslim sea gypsies who have preserved their island while opening it to tourism. They live a little from tourism but also from fishing (cuttlefish), rubber and coconuts.

On the island there si a famous cave, the Emerald Cave or Tham Morakot in Thai. You can only enter from the sea by a long tunnel before reaching a skylight with a beautiful beach. This palce is on every tour of local travel agencies causing a major ballet of boats from neighboring islands, Trang and Koh Lanta. it distrubs a little the peace of this small island full of charm. To really enjoy Koh mook, you have to stay for at least one night. Personally, I recommend the Charlie Beach Resort , the largest complex on Had Farang. There you will find everything you need (bungalows of different categories, kayak, scooters and bikes rentals, a small swimming pool, massages on the beach, a restaurant, a supermarket ...).

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Accommodations in Koh Mook

In Koh Mook, you'll find accommodations at all price ranges. The quality/price rate is lower in resorts located on beaches where most of the offer consists in more or less comfortable bungalows. Otherwise inland, you will find accommodations at more affordable prices. The most emblematic resort of the long beach of Hat Sivalai isSivalai Resort. You will see bungalows on your left when arriving at the pier. On the Had Farang beach where you can see nice sunsets, the accommodation offering, the resorts on the beach are less numerous.

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My recommandations

People often ask me what accommodations I recommaend in Thailand, here are my recommandations in Koh Mook.


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Weather & climate in Koh Mook

Koh Muk 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 Muk 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 Muk and other Trang islands are closed.

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Practical information about Koh Mook

During low season (mid-May to mid-October approximately) tourists are very rare in Koh Mook and many resorts and restaurants are closed. And the weather is also more capricious. In low season, there is no boat service between Koh Mook and neighboring islands, you nedd to go back to the land or hire a longtail boat to reach them. The rest of the year, from November to April, you can easily go from Koh Mook to Koh Kradan, Koh Libong, Koh Ngai. The boats to come here from the mainland depart from Kuangtungku (250 THB) but there are vans + boat formulas from Trang (350 THB).

The island is very popular at the end of the year. If you plan to get there at this time, it is better to book your room in advance ! There are no 7 Eleven on Koh Muk island, just 2 or 3 little supermarkets around the pier and one at Charlie Resort on Hat Farang. There are only 1 ATM on the island so get enough money to stay here.

How to get around in Koh Mook ?

Koh Muk island is quite small but there is still a long walk from the pier where shops and travel agencies are and Had Farang beach for in,stance. There are motorcycle taxis with a small sidecar where you can easily be 2 passengers with luggage. They will ask you 50 THB per trip. This is practical when you're arriving or leaving Koh Mook but during your stay I suggest you rent a bike. You will find bicycles or rent at Charlie beach Resort on Had Farang beach. Otherwise, you can rent scooters.

How to ask in Thai to go to Koh Mook ?

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

Must-visits in Koh Mook

Emerald Cave

ถ้ำมรกต ทะเลตรัง
My opinion :
This cave only accessible by sea after a 80 meters long natural tunnel is a small gem with a skylight opening onto a small beach with turquoise water. Surely one of the most beautiful natural sites in the region !
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