Coral Island, known locally as Koh Hae or Ko He, is a beautiful getaway destination around 3 km southeast of Phuket. The island has 2 main beaches: Long Beach and Banana Beach. Snorkelling off Banana Beach is a thrilling experience. If you go out far enough from Long Beach, you’ll also have a lot to discover at its impressive coral reef.
The island is beautifully calm at night but can get quite busy during the day. Peace and quiet can be found at the extremities of both beaches. You can rent deck chairs and sun loungers, but these usually come free for those on day tours. Coral Island Resort usually includes lunch with their day tours, though those who come on their own can easily find a restaurant on the island.
You can get to Coral Island by renting a long-tail boat at either Rawai Beach or Chalong Pier. If you want to travel by speedboat, book a snorkelling trip from Chalong to get to the island within 15 minutes. You’ll be provided with a snorkelling mask and fins, as well as a buffet lunch.
Coral Island (Koh Hae)
Location: Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130 Thailand