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Coral Island

Coral Island

Jun 18, 2015

Coral Island, known locally as Koh Hae,

is a beautiful getaway destination

located three kilometres southeast of Phuket.

The island features two main beaches,

Long Beach and Banana Beach.

 

It’s not called Coral Island for nothing,

the snorkeling off Banana Beach is thrilling

and if you go out far enough from Long Beach you will also have a lot to discover,

at its impressive coral reef.

At night this location is beautifully calm; by day it is quite busy

with day trippers but peace and quiet can be found at the extremities of both beaches.

Deck chairs and sun loungers can be rented

and come free (at the resort) with the day tour.

Both beaches have a lot of water sports activities – banana boats, canoes,

and snorkeling. However,

Long Beach features a speedboat to take you for a brief parasail outing.

You can rent a longtail boat at either Rawai Beach or Chalong pier.

Alternatively, book a snorkeling day trip and you will be taken by speedboat

(traveling time, 15 minutes from Chalong) and provided with a mask,

fins and snorkel as well as a buffet lunch.

The cost of this trip is not much more than renting a longtail and it is certainly quicker.

If you land at Long Beach and want to check out Banana Beach

there is a trail at the eastern end of the beach that leads through the jungle.

Walking time is around 15 minutes and it is highly advisable to wear good shoes

as surfaces are uneven and the going not exactly easy.

This trail is not for the elderly or for those with small children.

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