Koh Yung, better known as Mosquito Island, is one of most north-easterly islands of Phi Phi group. It lies about 3 km away from northern tip of Phi Phi Don. The tiny island is just a limestone cliff which juts over the sea, about 900 m wide and 150 m long, with a shape like a bent nail.
On the eastern side of Mosquito Island lie two small beaches, both are rarely visited by tourists, because they are not able to compete in beauty with the other archipelago beaches and also due the huge legions of mosquitoes that show up around sunset, hence its name. Nevertheless, the island has a beautiful coral reef and so is a good destination for lovers of snorkelling or diving.
The southeastern tip of Mosquito Island is the best dive spot around it. Here, not far from the shore, lays a three-headed limestone pinnacle mostly covered with colorful gardens of soft and hard corals, home and shelter of a great abundance of marine life. Even snorkellers here can see large shoals of reef fish and Black Tip Reef Sharks.
You can reach the small island from Phi Phi Don with long-tail boats from Ton Sai Bay, 30-minute boat ride, or even better from Moken Sea Gypsies village on Laem Thong Beach, only 10-minute ride.
Koh Yung (Mosquito Island)
Location: Phi Phi Islands, Muang Krabi District, Krabi 81210 Thailand