Paradise Beach, Ko Kradan

The most striking feature of Ko Kradan is Paradise Beach, a soft sandy beach with powdery white sand, clear turquoise waters, and lush greenery. Paradise Beach offers breathtaking views of the calm clear turquoise water and fine white sand. This beach is ideal for swimming and snorkeling in the shallow waters, where you can discover a variety of colorful fish and coral reefs.

The beach is on the east side of the island and is good for the morning sun. It is small during high tide, so if you prefer to sunbathe on a beautiful piece of sand, we recommend visiting a different beach. If you are looking for water sports on a relaxing island, Ko Kradan is a good place to go. Be aware that the island receives more tourists every year.

Ko Kradan has a range of accommodations, including beachfront resorts, providing comfortable and serene places to stay. Most of the stays on Ko Kradan are from the mid to the upper range category. Seven Seas Resort, Mail Kradan and Reef Resort are upper range stays. If you are looking for mid-range stays, check out Kalume Resort or Kradan Island Resort. Visit booking websites for impressions and good deals.

On the best part of the beach, The National Park offers the only budget-friendly (very simple) bungalows, or the option to rent a tent. You will find a good choice of restaurants on the 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.

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.

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.