Koh Mook (Muk) is a small rocky island off the coast of Trang province. On the east side, the island has a long sandy peninsula. Here lays a fishing village of the sea gypsy people and a coconut plantations. The village offers small shops and simple restaurants, but no ATM machine. At the end of the peninsula, beautiful Sivalai Beach Resort belongs to the best beach resorts in southern Thailand. The close proximity to the fishing village and the mainland are the reason for the fact that the boat traffic with noisy longtails is fairly intensive. In the southwest of the island is a large bay with a beautiful sandy beach. Since Koh Mook has no pier, daily excursion boats stop here to unload guests at Koh Mook Charlie beach resort. Like Koh Ngai, the nabouring island, Koh Mook counts more and more visitors, as day guests or as holiday guests. Its unique attraction is the Emerald Cave under the rocky westcoast, in which one can swim or kayak at low tide. Not much can be done on Koh Mook. Swimming, sun bathing, kayaking or relaxing in the shade of the trees is the choice. Day trips to Koh Kradan are worthwhile.
How to get there
Fly to Krabi (AirAsia) and come via Koh Lanta or fly to Trang (Nokair) and travel by boat from Kuan Thungku pier on the Tang mainland. A daily boat leaves the pier at 8 a.m. and individual longtail boat services are available at any time for some hundred Baht per boat.
Another option is an express boat from Pakmeng to Koh Mook, leaving once a day in high season.
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Coming from Koh Lanta a boat leaves Ban Saladan at 9 a.m.. It stops at Koh Ngai and Koh Mook (at Charlie Beach), after other snorkelling stops are completed (this may take some time). Boat connections to other places and times are possible by longtail boats on an individual basis, but quite expensive.
Koh Mook can also been reached by speed boats, which connect Koh Lanta with Koh Lipe. They stop at Koh Mook for guests leaving or coming (Bundhayaspeedboat.com and Tigerlinetravel.com).
On the west coast lays Koh Mook Charlie Resort with simple and comfortable bungalows at reasonable prices and a good restaurant. Unique in location and facilities is Koh Mook Sivalai Resort, a hot tip for island fans, who are not budget travellers (rooms rates start from 80 Euros) and seek for a little Maldives feeling in Thailand. However, the possible activities on the peninsula are very limited.
New and luxury is Koh Mook Lamai Resort with modern style bungalows and a nice big pool.
Other resorts on Koh Mook are simple, but also worth a visit.
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Travellers, who have seen the bigger islands of Thailand already and want to visit the beautiful world of southern Thailand and Trang province.