Coral Island, also known as Ko He and Ko Hai, is the most popular destination for snorkeling near Phuket. Let's explore its natural uniqueness. Among the most popular formats there is Coral Island day trip, which include hotel transfers, rental of snorkeling equipment, and free time for beach relaxation after diving. Some tours also include buffet lunch or dinner with local cuisine and fresh seafood.
The island's primary allure resides in its rich variety of underwater flora and fauna. Ko He is literally surrounded by vibrant coral reefs. Snorkeling is perfect for immersing yourself in the natural beauty of Thailand's underwater world without causing harm. It's an opportunity to integrate into the Coral's underwater world and closely observe its inhabitants such as clownfish, parrotfish, moray eels, seahorses and stars, octopuses, sea turtles, and rays, as well as soft and hard corals. Apart from the water activities, there's an excellent chance to try new beach entertainment options on Coral Island, because some of Thailand's most famous beaches are exactly here.
Banana Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the island, which is known for its calm and serene ambience. The shoreline is small but broad, easily accommodating a large number of travelers. The beach is surrounded by picturesque limestone cliffs and tropical greenery, and the shallow waters make it an excellent spot for families with children.
The second most popular beach on the island is Long Beach. Unlike Banana Beach, it’s known for its developed infrastructure. Along the coast, there are major island hotels that set a high standard for beach service. Another feature of the beach is the panoramic view of the neighboring Phi Phi Leh Island, situated in the middle of the azure Andaman Sea.
You can also rent a boat, fishing boat, catamaran, or yacht for a Coral Island tour. In this case, you choose the tour program and desired stops yourself, coordinating them with the manager during booking.
When exploring the islands and during diving, it is important to follow a set of rules that apply in Thailand, the most crucial of which is to respect the surrounding nature. Remember that during snorkeling and diving, it is important to seamlessly integrate into the environment, so avoid aggressive behavior, refrain from getting too close to animals, attempting to catch them, or pulling them ashore. On land, always clean up all small and large litter, and do not hesitate to pick up after others.
When packing for the trip, it's better to follow these recommendations: