Ko Muk

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Ko Muk is an island in the Southern Andaman Coast region of Southern Thailand. Muk is the Thai word for "pearl", so Ko Muk means Pearl Island.

Get in[edit]

By boat[edit]

Combined minibus and boat tickets can be booked from any Trang tourist information shop. For 300 baht you can get a minibus to the nearest jetty and a longtail boat to Farang Beach, whilst for 250 baht you can get the 11:00 minibus to the nearest jetty and aboard the only ferry, departing once a day. The driver of the boat and minivan is the same person. If you take the latter option it's recommended to arrange accommodation and a pick-up from the Ko Muk pier, otherwise you'll have a 3 km walk or 50 baht motorbike taxi ride to get anywhere on arrival.

The return trip is easier and cheaper, with the same ferry departing at 07:40. With no booking fees or middleman it is possible to get the ferry for 50 baht and a minivan to Trang for 100 baht, although 200 baht is the more likely combined fare.

See[edit]

  • Farang Beach. The more popular of the two beaches.
  • Tham Morakot (Emerald Cave). Accessible from Farang Beach by boat or kayak. Expect tour rates to start at 600 baht before haggling and kayaks at 150 baht per hour. Kayak rates of 200 baht for two hours may be possible. The cave is accessible only at low tide, and takes about 30 minutes to reach by kayak. Bringing a light source is recommended, as the cave is 80 m long and has some sharp turns. Beyond the cave is a attractive, small, completely enclosed beach formed by a sinkhole.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • Hilltop Restaurant. Cheapest meals on the island, with a menagerie of animals and very friendly staff.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • Mookies. Hot showers and a bar area. The huts are dingy, with nothing but draughts, a light, a mattress, and a fan. Intermittent electricity. "Tentalows" for 250 baht and huts for 300 baht.

Mid-range[edit]

Farang Beach has clean, well-maintained bungalows. 400 baht with shared bathrooms and fan, 500 baht with private baths and fan. Up to 800 baht for air conditioned bungalows.

Splurge[edit]

Resort accommodation is available fronting onto Farang Beach.

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