Coral IslandCurrently Open
- Address: ambon Rawai Amphoe Mueang Phuket Chang Wat Phuket 83100泰国, Tambon Rawai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83100, Thailand
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 08:00 Hrs
- Tags: Island, Family And Kids
Coral Island - Review
This 2.5 kilometer long island’s name doesn’t refer to an underwater paradise. The literal translation of its name is ‘Crowded Island’. Which is understandable, as this is among the closest of islands you can make a day trip to around Phuket. It is recommended that you spend the night. Dining options here are very romantic.
Now while most of the crowd hangs out at Long Beach, and you will find bars pumping music, serving beers, bringing your food and drinks to your sun bed on a beach which constantly has boats coming in and out, most people head to the islands to avoid all this.
So if you want a bit of peace and quiet try getting a boat driver to take you around to Banana Beach or Freedom Beach. Both of these beaches have better snorkeling Waterston Long Beach anyway, and are much more charming to look at too. and both these beaches have restaurants and loungers of their own.
The island also has some trails in its forest, but these can be tricky, and you should wear good shoes.
Coral Island Ticket Prices
- A longtail boat to the island should cost between 1000 and 1500 baht, return trip included. 5000 baht for the speedboat.
How To reach Coral Island by Public Transport
- Charter a boat from Chalong Pier.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Coral Island
0.48% of people who visit Phuket include Coral Island in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
56.31% of people start their Coral Island visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 7 Hrs to see Coral Island
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Coral Island
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Coral Island, Phuket Reviews
The marketing material makes it sound like it has great snorkeling. Which is a lie. It is still a nice place to see and lunch there was quite nice. My only issue was that the whatever you read about the place makes it sound like it has fantastic snorkeling. Even our guide told us not to expect to much snorkeling. Again still nice place to go for a swim and take a boat out to. But I was lied to regarding the amount we would see snorkeling.
Crappy snorkelling. Views are nice, but the beach is very overcrowded. Excellent place to practice your Mandarin. Beach could do with a clean. Don't bother coming here. I've been to a lot of beaches in Thailand, and this one rates on the lower end of the spectrum.
A coral island is a type of island formed from coral detritus and associated organic material. They occur in tropical and sub-tropical areas, typically as part of coral reefswhich have grown to cover a far larger area under the sea. Coral reefs are some of the oldest ecosystems on the planet. Over geological time forming massive reefs made of limestone. The reef environment supports more plant and animal species than any other habitat. Coral reefs are vital for life for multiple aspects some of which include structure, ecology, and nutrient cycles which all support biodiversity in the reefs. The reefs build massive calcareous skeletons that serve as homes for animals from fish hiding inside the crooks and crannies of the reef and barnacles attaching themselves directly to the coral’s structure. The reef’s structure also helps with plants that need the sun to photosynthesize; by lifting the plants to the ocean’s surface where the sunlight can penetrate the water. The structure of the reef also creates a calm zone in the ocean providing a great place for fish and plant species to thrive. Over geological time the reefs reach the surface and can become a coral island, where it begins a whole new ecosystem for land based creatures.
Our trip to the island was disappointing! Whatever they advertise you for some island tours don’t fall for it! This island is a designed Chinese tourism trap! Numerous of Chinese travel groups are land and depart here in half hours rhythm. Just a mass tourism force through!
Nice but very overcrowded place. At high season there are tens of speedboats, yachts and catamarans here. So its noisy and all made for profit, not for relax. But if you'll come here at low season or by private yacht (and can stay not at the main beaches, but away of its) - the island itself is nice! A lot of hornbills. At some places reefs with a lot of coral fishes