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.