Koh Rang Yai is a peaceful island about 5 km off the east coast of Phuket. Its western side has a 1-km-long beach that’s often busy with travellers on day trips to Phang Nga Bay. Swimmers might notice that the southward current is parallel to the entire length of the beach, with very warm waters – usually between 25°C to 35°C.
Koh Rang Yai‘s shady and tree-lined beach has several pathways for strolling and hiking. You can even cycle on the paths, though they’re rather rickety in parts. You’ll also notice a small football pitch, an air gun shooting range, a mini-golf course, along with a volleyball net on the beach.
The easiest way to get to Koh Rang Yai is by joining a day tour. It’s also quite possible to kayak from Phuket, though this option isn’t recommended when the weather is poor. You can also opt for a 20-minute ride on a longtail boat from Phuket’s Laem Hin Pier, just north of Phuket Town.
Koh Rang Yai
Location: Koh Kaeo, Mueang Phuket, Phuket 83200, Thailand