Lao Lading Island or Koh Lao Lading is about 2.5 kilometres North of Hong Island, Krabi, Thailand. On the island, there are two small bays with sandy beaches and there are some beautiful views around the island. The beaches are not really wide but they are very picturesque and provide some good shady areas where you can rest on a hot day and enjoy the sounds of a gentle sea.
Lao Lading is part of the Than Bok Khorani National Park. There are normally rangers on the island to protect the natural flora and fauna and keep the beaches clean. The main bay is well sheltered by the limestone cliff walls so it is safe for swimming. At times the bay can be be busy with small boats so be aware if you are swimming away from the beach. Take a diving mask and snorkel and follow the edge of the bay by the rock walls and you will see some corals, tropical ocean fish and marine life.
In this area of Phang Nga Bay there are many other islands. The other popular islands to visit are; Hong Island and Phak Bia Island. To see all the best beaches and islands in this area you can hire a private boat or join an organised day tour.
Lao Lading Island is not a destination on any public transport route. The only ways to get here are on an organised tour or on a private rented boat. The closest departure points for Koh Lao Lading and the Hong Island Archipelago are from Koh Yao Yai and Koh Yao Noi and from Krabi’s coastline North of Ao Nang; Khlong Muang, Tubkaek Beach and Ao Thalane.
Koh Lao Lading
Location: Nong Thale, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000 Thailand