Nestled a little away from Phang Nga Bay, Khai Islands, with bright blue transparent waters are best known for providing a great snorkelling opportunity.
The three Khai Islands, namely Khai Nai, Koh Khai Nok and Koh Khai Nai are located approximately 30 minutes from the east of Phuket. Resort lovers who choose to stay at properties of COMO Hotels & Resorts will find that a day trip to these islands is the perfect escape from the crowds.
Koh Nai Island and Koh Khai Nai Island are popular for snorkelers as the waters are teeming with a colourful range of marine life.
What not to do
No matter how tempting it looks, remember that you should not feed the fish, as this will harm the ecosystem since the fish will eventually become dependent on humans for their food! Also, you can be arrested for it.
Everything from swimwear, sunscreen and sunglasses are essential. If you stay a property such as COMO Point Yamu, a tour to these islands can be arranged for approximately THB 2,500++ per person, which includes snorkelling equipment, guides and transfers.
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Khai Islands are located about 10 km from Phuket. Comprising of three small islands; Khai Nok, Khai Nai and Khai Nui, each island is blessed with an abundant number of marine life. The sands at Khai Islands are picture perfect – almost as if popped out of a postcard, with white soft sands and clear blue water that allures you from the moment you set your feet down. The waters around each island are safe and ideal for swimming and snorkelling and the white sandy beaches are best for relaxing and basking under the warm glow of the sun.
If you’re staying at a Phuket resort, you must take a traditional long tail boat ride to the Khai Island for a snorkelling adventure. Some accommodation providers such as COMO Hotels & Resorts, offer day time excursions for those who wish to explore the beauty of marine life living within the warm tropical ocean waters. A boat ride from Phuket should take on average 45 minutes to Khai Islands. A planned tour will first take you to Khai Nui which is surrounded by the colourful reefs that are teeming with fish like eels, clownfish, giant clams and many more. After you spend a couple of hours exploring and snorkelling here, you’ll be transported to the second island known as Khai Nok. This island is the best place to buy some fresh seafood, which will then later be grilled on a BBQ, as you unwind and relax with a chilled beer or a refreshing cocktail by the side of the beach. You can also rent jet skis and go for a spin on the azure waters around the islands. Khai Nai is the largest island of the three, while Khai Nui is comparatively the smallest.
Tourists who spend the day snorkelling here are advised not to feed the fish and leave as little a mark as possible so as not to damage the natural environment and its eco system.
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