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Ban Lang Khao, situated on the west coast of Ko Libong, is a beautiful beach. The bay consists of a mixture of fine and coarse-grained, copper-colored sand. At high tide you can swim well here and at low tide the beach turns into a spectacular field of rocks.

Therefore, it is important to know that it is impossible to swim on this beach at low tide. We had a really good time on Ko Libong, so if you don’t mind the swimming conditions, go!! It is good to know that there is a swimming spot at South Beach, a 15-minute walk away. Another option could be to book a spot at Andalay Beach Resort and enjoy one of the swimming pools during low tide.

Andalay Beach Resort is a great upper class stay with 2 pools. Next door there are 2 mid-range stays. The first stay, Libong Beach Resort, is well priced and located right on the beach. They offer supplementary budget bungalows in the back of a beautiful garden, which is full of palm trees. The adjacent Le Dugong Libong Beach Resort has more comfortable bungalows and is a bit more expensive.

We love all the stays mentioned. Each stay has its own restaurant. Still, if you are looking for something different, the village, which is a 5-minute walk away, offers some simple but good restaurants.

Ko Libong is one of the larger islands in the South Andaman region and still undiscovered. There are several beaches on the island. The main beach on the west coast is part of a national park and is the most spectacular on the island. Unfortunately, there are no accommodations on this beach.

Ko Libong is most famous for its dugong population. You can observe dugongs by taking a longtail boat and go a little off the island. Visit the village of Ban Ba Tu Pu on the southeast side of the island. Here, the stilt houses were built over the tidal flats. The island is good for cycling because the roads are often flat, although sometimes you have to climb a hill. For the less sporty, simply grab a scooter.

Ko Libong is known for its quiet and relaxed atmosphere, friendly locals, and traditional sea gypsy culture. Visitors can experience the unique way of life of the Chao Leh people and enjoy the island’s natural surroundings.

It is a beautiful island, although there is a huge difference between the conditions during low and high tide. We arrived at high tide, with very deep water, assuming we could swim at low tide. How wrong we were! During low tide, the water seems to disappear completely, but the scenery is incredible. Please note that there is a good swimming spot at Ko Libong South Beach during low tide. There are no ATMs on the island, so make sure to bring cash.

Highly recommended for an excursion is a visit to the islands of Ko Kradan, Ko Ngai and Ko Muk by longtail boat and make a stop at the Emerald Cave, which costs about 3,000 to 3,500 baht. All islands have powdery white sand, clear water and coral reefs. TreasureBeaches would recommend to walk to the village and make a good deal with one of the fishermen. Make sure to bring your snorkeling mask!

The city of Trang is a good starting point to get to Ko Libong. A 45-minute minibus (200 baht) or taxi ride (1000-1200 baht) will take you to the pier on the mainland. At the pier you can take a private longtail boat for 800 baht. From the island’s pier, a motorcycle taxi will take you to your resort for 100 baht per person.

You can take a longtail boat from Ko Muk for 1500 baht. A longtail boat from Ko Sukorn costs about 2600 baht. Depending on the tide you will be dropped off on the beach or at the pier. Moreover, there is a speedboat connection once a day from Ko Lanta to Ko Libong via Ko Ngai and Ko Kradan.

All resorts rent scooters, while at Andalay Beach Resort they have mountain bikes.