Second stop: Hong Island beach
The next stop was Hong Island beach. Finally we could go exploring the beach and the island! On arrival of Koh Hong, you will be asked to pay an entrance fee of 400 Baht per person for the National Park Thanbok Kharanee. After that, you’re free to go and explore!
Hong beach is separated into two parts by an impressive limestone rock. On one side of the beach you will see the jetty where longtail boats and speedboats arrive and where you’ve paid the entrance fee. The more beautiful part of Hong beach is just opposite located behind the big rock where you will find a beautiful bay to swim and do some snorkeling in between the tropical fish living in the shallow water. There are also hammocks mounted in between palm trees to relax in the shade.
The sand on Hong beach is incredibly white and soft and the water is beautifully turquoise clear blue. It’s such an impressive location with the impressive tall limestone cliffs in contrast with the green, turquoise hues of the water. I would almost say Hong Island is the lesser known Maya bay of Thailand!
There are 2 small shops opposite of the huge rock where you can buy drinks. Obviously the prices for these drinks are much higher than on the mainland. So make sure to bring your own reusable bottle of water to save some money and so you don’t have to use unnecessary plastic in this paradise.