Hong Island
Hong Island
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  • Tak
    Tokyo, Japan182 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Longtail boat from the place in front of Sofitel Krabi resort
    We got the private charter longtail boat in front of Sofitel Krabi hotel. There is the large board that shows the contact phone number and several destination. The cost to Hong Island is 2200THB as of Aug. 2023. You just called the number and ask him to book Hong Island. We went to Lagoon at 9am since the highest tide is 11:43am. We stopped at Lagoon for swimming approximately 30 min. We were in beach to be relaxed. As August is rainy season, there was less people at beach. Fortunately, it was cloudy and no rain in the morning. It is highly recommended those who are special experience.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Nykogut
    Barranquilla, Colombia160 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best beaches in the world
    For me it was by far, the best beaches in the world. The good thing is September is a low travel month in Thailand and the beaches were empty. Weather is also not the best in these months because of the rain, but I was blesse with beautiful weather that day.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 September 2023
  • corinne l
    New York City, New York108 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty Place
    Very pretty island, not too crowded. Loads of social media photography going on! If you are able to ignore all the posing going on around you, then it is a great experience. Crystal clear water and soft sand. Sun and shade available. It gets very crowded in the mornings, but the afternoon was less so. Recommend a stop off at Hong Island for some relaxation in the water.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 November 2023
  • VeganMadeEasy
    Glen Ellyn, Illinois2,178 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing 360 view point
    Don’t miss this visit! The 360 view is absolutely worth the sweat going up the stairs. There are plenty of platforms along the way that allow you to take breaks. The stairs are mostly shaded. The view frown the top is amazing. There is decent snorkeling at the beach. You see a few fish. The beach tends to be busy though. There are restrooms and a coffee shop. The is a 700 meter nature trail, which makes for a nice stroll in the shade.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 January 2024
  • Bethan H
    Peterborough, United Kingdom482 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Clear waters and nice sand
    I loved this beach. Yes it was busy but it's a tourist hot spot so it's to be expected. The sand is really nice and fine and good to lay on with a towel. The water is crystal clear. I enjoyed swimming to the deepest bit of the blocked off area as not many people ventured that far so could pretend everyone else wasn't there!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 February 2024
  • Polly F
    Vancouver, Canada150 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful islands, a great visit
    Very beautiful group of islands. We went in the morning at 9am and due to low tide, we began at Pak Bia Island first then moving on to Lading Island, the lagoon and then Hong Island last. It was quite empty in the morning and it was quite lovely but around 11am and onwards, it was quite busy everywhere. Having said that, we still enjoyed our day. The viewpoint at Hong Island is stunning (the stairs a bit steep but it's not too hard, and it takes about 10 - 15 minutes to go up). Some notes: Hong Island has a nice smoothie/coffee shop and another stand selling drinks and snacks. There are no garbage cans on the islands and you must take your own trash away with you.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 March 2024
  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand892 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Island
    We went to the island by longtail boat. There was a lot of jellyfish on the trip there but on Hong Island there wasnt very many so we were able to have a swim. Water was beautiful. The viewpoint is worth the sweaty climb up a lot of stairs, the view incredible. It gets busy quite fast but not too many people when we were there. Stopped at a few other islands, but not able to snorkel as too many jellyfish. The lagoon was really fun and we all jumped off the boat and have a swim. Enjoyed our day. No rubbish bins, so you take your rubbish with you, so handy to have a bag to put it in. Nice to see no rubbish strewn everywhere.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 April 2024
  • Donna C
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love Krabi Town
    I spent 2 days in Krabi Town. It was very beautiful and the people living there are very friendly. We took a long boat tour on the Indian Ocean where we meet up with a group of kayaking guides. We also explored some other areas (islands) and were treated very well by everyone we encountered. If you want a place to just relax or maybe do some surfing or shopping, Krabi Town is a wonderful place to experience these activities.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 May 2024
  • Savannah
    Carmichael, California50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a better place to visit than Phi Phi
    The Hong Islands were BETTER than Phi Phi Islands by a lot! There was trash all over each snorkeling stop for the Phi Phi tour, and a ridiculous amount of people. We talked to one of the long boat drivers, who called "his buddy" with another long boat and they had us drive over to Klong Muang Beach to meet this boat. He took us to Hong Island - with snorkel gear - and dropped us off. The place had hardly any visitors! We were shocked and amazed! The "trick" is to get there close to lunch time when the tours are getting ready to head back from the morning. They don't go out there in the afternoons. We spent almost 6 carefree hours here enjoying ourselves, swimming and walking through the park. There is a small snack shack, but definitely pack a bag of food to go with you. There's a ton of picnic tables and trash cans as well. When we were ready to go, we just walked out to the pier and our Long Boat driver saw us and came up to get us. Definitely a better way to visit than going through a tour company. Make sure to tip your driver heavily since he's literally sitting out in his boat doing nothing but waiting for you to return.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 June 2024
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jimles7
Princeton, KY881 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We booked a private longtail boat for a 1/2 day tour of these beatiful islands for about 100$. Went to 4 islands Koh Hong Island, Koh Hong Lagoon, Koh Landing, and one other . The backdrop of the limestone cliffs, the white powdery beach and the crystal clear turquoise waters makes this place heaven on earth. Watch out for the plentiful jellyfish,and the snorkeling is bad here, because very little coral is still here.
Written 5 March 2020
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AngloItalian78
Aylesbury, UK549 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We did a private long boat tour to Hong, Lading and Pak Bia islands directly from our hotel in Tubkaek.
Before landing on the island, we went through a tiny gap in the limestone face of the island to enter an emerald lagoon which was beyond stunning, the water was so green and it was silent there, it really was like paradise.
Arriving early at Hong's beach (probably in the first 20 visitors that day) was a revelation and it felt like we almost had a private island - by the time we left a couple of hours later, it was already super busy. Be aware that the walk from the landing stage to the beach itself is super wobbly...but better than swimming, not least as you will see there are 1000s of beautiful tropical fish in the water, but also 100s of jellyfish too so be careful!
The sandy beach is super soft and we had the pleasure of seeing some huge lizards/dragons as well as lots of tiny sand crabs. It's a nice place to snorkel and swim.
There are also toilets and refreshment stands close by.
There are nature trails to follow.
The best part, however, is the 360 degrees viewpoint...which is NOT for the faint hearted! My wife made it to the first lower platform and let me do the rest! It is over 400 metal steps to the top and each step varies in depth. There are also some wobbly wooden flat parts where you sometimes need to avoid trees and bushes! It takes around 25 minutes to get to the top if you take it at a steady pace with some pauses. I did it in flip-flops which added to the entertainment, if you have trainers, they are to be recommended, as you could go up and down much quicker. There was a 5 minute super shower just before I ascended the steps which also made it more slippy!
However, the blue sky views of the many islands in the Andaman Sea as well as stunning Hong Island itself made it all worthwhile.
Overall, this island is spectacular and a true piece of paradise, but just get there early before the crowds!
Written 10 June 2022
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Namrata P
Mumbai, India45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Hong Island is very beautiful with white powdery sand and limestone cliffs spotting the beach making it very photo worthy. No restaurants on the island, so one needs to carry food and water. Washroom facilities are available.
Try and reach early to avoid the crowds. The only issue is the steep entry charges of 300 Baht per person! and they didnt even provide the entry ticket unless some of us specifically asked for it.
Written 4 January 2020
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MYREALTRIP
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Don’t miss this place once you come to Krabi. You will not be alone because it’s hotplace and crowded. I went thier by shared boat but I would like to recommend to book private traditional longtail boat because we can design our trip with no limited time (i saw the price is afforadable)
Written 5 July 2023
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Tak
Tokyo, Japan182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We got the private charter longtail boat in front of Sofitel Krabi hotel. There is the large board that shows the contact phone number and several destination. The cost to Hong Island is 2200THB as of Aug. 2023. You just called the number and ask him to book Hong Island.

We went to Lagoon at 9am since the highest tide is 11:43am. We stopped at Lagoon for swimming approximately 30 min. We were in beach to be relaxed.
As August is rainy season, there was less people at beach. Fortunately, it was cloudy and no rain in the morning.

It is highly recommended those who are special experience.
Written 16 August 2023
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Twillick
Worcester36 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
If you are tempted to visit the islands and then go on to Hong , prepare for overly crowded beaches, arguments between visitors over” photograph opportunity queues “ a whole heap of plastic / rubbish and the danger of boat travel .
Massively oversubscribed , boats vying to park , pontoons that rise/ fall dramatically .
Given the area is a National Park I’m not sure how much longer the eco system can sustain this amount of tourism .. no bins on the islands, far too many people and plastic abandoned on the beaches.
The biggest issue is the return speedboat race back to Ao Nang .. in a huge swell the boat we were in was at max power all the way back , passengers at the front got the boat stopped and moved to the rear , life jackets were then issued !! The driver just opened up full throttle , winds were apx 15 kmh . I’m not sure structurally how much punishment these boats can take daily , I’m not risk averse but I would not be surprised if there has been or shortly will be a fatality . A beautiful set of islands that are drowning in the chase for idyllic Thai experience .
Written 12 February 2024
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stephen E
Winchester, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
So this is a fab place, but I can’t empathise enough get there early. We were there at 9, boats already queuing up to off load passengers. But it was ok, by 12 very busy.
The facilities on the island were great, toilets, restaurant, smoothie bar all good with cheap prices ( smoothie 80bt ). My partner is walking with crutches and the people were very helpful so she had a good experience, but the climb to the top was too much for her so she just climbed to the first stage. The climb to the top is worth it, 400 steps for the amazing 360 view.
Spent and hour or 2 swimming in the clear waters or under the shade of the trees watching the instergramers posing away! The boatman was very kind, water supplied and cut fruit on the way back to the hotel.
Written 18 March 2023
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Cheryl H
Denver, CO33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We chartered a longtail boat from outside our hotel at one of the tour info booths set up on the beach in Tup Kaek. They picked us up right outside so we didn't have to take a taxi or anything. We did 4 stops on the Hong Islands tour. We spent 2hours at the first beach that is a national park. Absolutely gorgeous. Book an early tour so you can beat the crowds.
Written 21 February 2023
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Polly F
Vancouver, Canada150 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Very beautiful group of islands. We went in the morning at 9am and due to low tide, we began at Pak Bia Island first then moving on to Lading Island, the lagoon and then Hong Island last. It was quite empty in the morning and it was quite lovely but around 11am and onwards, it was quite busy everywhere. Having said that, we still enjoyed our day. The viewpoint at Hong Island is stunning (the stairs a bit steep but it's not too hard, and it takes about 10 - 15 minutes to go up).
Some notes: Hong Island has a nice smoothie/coffee shop and another stand selling drinks and snacks. There are no garbage cans on the islands and you must take your own trash away with you.
Written 19 March 2024
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Savannah
Carmichael, CA50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The Hong Islands were BETTER than Phi Phi Islands by a lot! There was trash all over each snorkeling stop for the Phi Phi tour, and a ridiculous amount of people. We talked to one of the long boat drivers, who called "his buddy" with another long boat and they had us drive over to Klong Muang Beach to meet this boat. He took us to Hong Island - with snorkel gear - and dropped us off. The place had hardly any visitors! We were shocked and amazed! The "trick" is to get there close to lunch time when the tours are getting ready to head back from the morning. They don't go out there in the afternoons. We spent almost 6 carefree hours here enjoying ourselves, swimming and walking through the park. There is a small snack shack, but definitely pack a bag of food to go with you. There's a ton of picnic tables and trash cans as well. When we were ready to go, we just walked out to the pier and our Long Boat driver saw us and came up to get us. Definitely a better way to visit than going through a tour company. Make sure to tip your driver heavily since he's literally sitting out in his boat doing nothing but waiting for you to return.
Written 1 June 2024
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