Krabi is home to more than 100 unique tropical islands and Koh Rok is one certainly worth visiting. Many people take a day trip there and it’s good to know that there’s an option to stay overnight too.
Famous for snorkeling, scuba diving as well as fun camping, Koh Rok is under the supervision of Mu Koh Lanta Marine National Park so an admission fee applies. Koh Rok is actually made up of twin islands by the name Koh Rok Nai and Koh Rok Nok with the distance of about a couple hundred metres in between them.
Koh Rok Nok offers some beautiful beaches, especially Ao Man Sai Beach, Pha Samed Daeng viewpoint (on a clear day, you can see Koh Lanta from here) and Thong Cape viewpoint (best for sunsets).
There is also a National Park Ranger Unit station on the island together with public tourist facilities such as camping area and toilets as well as a shady dining area but there is no restaurant. They do have a small general shop selling items but it is very limited in terms of goods.
Koh Rok Nai features an outstanding diving area and Koh Rok Waterfall, active only in the rainy season. On top of this, there is an area considered very special for local fishermen called Sarn Chao Bay where a spirit-house was built a long time ago. They believe that the shrine protects them from harm when out at sea.
Location: Mo Koh Lanta National Park, Krabi, Thailand