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Koh Khai Beach

Ao Nang, Krabi

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Koh Khai Beach is on the island of Kai, which is also called Chicken Island because of its outline. Although the island is a popular trip destination, you can find tranquility here, as most of the boats go to the neighbouring island and only a few visitors will endure the long walk over the sandbank to the rear part of the beach. If you do make the effort to come here, you will be rewarded with an enchanting idyllic setting of fine, white sand, clear turquoise-blue water and black rock formations together with many colourful fish in the water.

Koh Khai Beach - Dream beach on Chicken Island

The small island of Koh Khai is off the coast of Krabi and is also called Chicken Island because of the outline of the rocks which resemble a chicken. Here you will find Koh Khai Beach which is a popular trip destination, but also an oasis of calm as most boats go to the neighbouring island of Koh Tub. From there you have to walk at low tide over a sandbank to reach this beach, which only a few visitors will do and most of them will stay at the front part of the beach. However, towards the rear of the beach it is quiet and here you will find tranquillity and privacy.

The white, sandy beach is covered in places with a few black stones which have light-coloured shells stuck to them. The water is turquoise-blue and very clear. At low tide the water goes a long way out and the beach becomes much larger. Swimming is then more difficult, but you can still sit in the water and allow yourself a drink from the visitor centre. There are many colourful fish to be seen in places and it is well worth bringing your snorkelling and diving gear with you. The scenery in the background is dominated by the green of the mangrove trees which provide shade and privacy.

Koh Khai Beach is part of the national park and is maintained and guarded by local rangers and is therefore very clean. However, this means that you have to pay a fee to use the beach. This can be done at the beach or on the other side of the sandbank at Koh Tub Beach. If you come here by long-tail boat or with a travel group the fee is mostly already included in the price, but it is best to check beforehand.

By the way, there is a great viewing point on Chicken Island which is somewhat dangerous to climb up to, but it is well worth it. There is no overnight accommodation here and the last water-taxi is at about 16:00. However, if you come here with your own boat, you might have this beautiful beach almost to yourself.
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Koh Khai Beach is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 8/10 points
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This beach is perfect for anybody looking for relaxation, but not wanting to do without amenities.
Family: 5/10 points
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Even though It is not ideal here, you will still see some families around.
Water sports: 1/10 points
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No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
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There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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Offer: Snacks, Drinks, Sun-loungers

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Low

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    Offer: Snacks, Drinks, Sun-loungers

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Low

Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 7.957643, 98.809642
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