Ko Kradan, South Andaman

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  • The waters around Ko Kradan are excellent for snorkeling
  • A great excursion is a visit to the Emerald Cave on Ko Muk
  • Speedboat companies from Ko Lanta stop at Ko Kradan continuing to other islands like Ko Muk, Ko Libong, Ko Bulon Le and Ko Lipe
  • Favorite stays:
    Reef Resort ***
    Kamule Resort **

Paradise Beach

ISLAND
Ko Kradan is a small and picturesque island located in the Andaman Sea, off the western coast of Thailand. It’s part of the Trang Province and is renowned for its stunning beach, crystal-clear waters, and serene atmosphere.

Ko Kradan is a perfect tropical paradise, surrounded by a pristine reef teeming with marine life and covered in jungle, coconut and rubber trees. The waters around Ko Kradan are excellent for snorkeling, with coral reefs and marine life to explore. It is a small island with only a few small shops. There are no roads, so no scooters or cars either. You can explore nearby islands, such as Ko Ngai and Ko Muk, each offering a unique natural beauty and experience.

WHAT TO DO?
The Emerald Cave on Ko Muk is an attraction that gets tourists from Ko Lanta and all other islands in the area. The cave is only accessible by swimming through the narrow entrance. As you swim through the dark cave, you are greeted at the end with the mesmerizing sight of the emerald lagoon. If you want to avoid the crowds, we recommend going in the early morning or late afternoon.

Highly recommended is a daytrip by longtail boat to the islands Ko Muk and Ko Libong. Definitely do not forget to make a stop at Yao Beach on the mainland too, where you can visit the limestone rock that towers over the empty beach. This excursion cost about 2,500 to 3,500 baht. We recommend just asking around to get a good deal with one of the fishermen. Bring your snorkeling mask!

There are no ATMs on the island, so bring cash.

TRANSPORT
The city of Trang is a good starting point to reach Ko Kradan. Trang is a friendly provincial town to spend the night. Wander the streets and eat at the night market in Ruenrom Alley, about a 15-minute walk from the train station. We advise going to Trang Happy Trip & Tour (081 607 2411) next to the train station to arrange your transportation. You will receive professional help with a smile for fair prices.

At 11.00 a.m., a 30-minute shared minibus ride gets you to the shared longtail boat. This will cost you 450 baht per person. Alternatively, private transport costs 2400 baht. Speedboat companies from Ko Lanta stop at Ko Kradan continuing to other islands like Ko Muk, Ko Libong, Ko Bulon Le and Ko Lipe.