Mar 22

Koh Ngai Thailand

Just back from a short but most enjoyable holiday to one of my favourite places in the world – Krabi Province in southern Thailand. My daughter Jenny flew in from Aus and we spent the days chilling out whilst simultaneously “recharging our batteries”.

It was our first visit to Koh Ngai, but I think I will definitely be going back again soon. I especially love staying at tropical locations where you can go snorkelling without having to take a boat to do so. And Koh Ngai is just such a place – simply walk into the water right in front of your chalet and snorkel to your heart’s content. :-)

We also did a day-trip to the Emerald Cave & Lagoon. What an amazing place. The trip included some other nearby snorkelling sites too, one of which was a reef on the other side of Koh Ngai, which is undeveloped. The snorkelling was just beautiful. (Unfortunately my Panasonic waterproof camera sprung a leak and “died” on our first day, so I wasn’t able to take any underwater photos.)

This Canon EOS photograph though should give you something of an idea of what Koh Ngai is like above water:

Koh Ngai

Koh Ngai

Looks pretty awful, right?

If you’d like to see some more of my photos of Koh Ngai, click here: Koh Ngai

Jenny and I stayed at the Mayalay Resort and we both loved it. Friendly staff, delicious Thai food, excellent frozen smoothies and nice cold Chang beer, not to mention an ambiance that is practically impossible to match.

View from the resort

View from the resort

There are only about 8 hotels on the whole island. More info may be found here: Koh Ngai Hotels

If you have a Bucket List, my advice is to put Koh Ngai on it.