Koh Mook

Before traveling to the mainland to Trang, we stopped off for 3 days on the island of Koh Mook, located in the south of Krabi. Unlike Koh Lipe, this island still remains wild and for the most part untouched by big resorts and and sprawling hotels, so it is cheaper than the surrounding islands, and the locals are very frendly welcoming , it is a small piece of island paradise, and hopefully it will stay that way and manage to resist the tourist dollar overdevelopment !

To get about on the island you will find a number of Taxi scooters (with or without sidecars) most hotels also offer bikes for rent by the hour or per day its also very easy to get around on foot and track to some of the hidden beaches . all the hotels also offer boat excursions around Koh Mook and the surrounding islands. A good part of the north of Koh Mook is classified as a natural park and well worth a half day tour snorkeling and a visit to, “Tham Morakhot” other wise down as (Emerald cave) an 80 meter cave accessed from the sea and opens out into an inland lagoon towered over by jungle clad cliffs. one of the bonus’s of being on the island is being able to visit the cave before the crowds of day visitors arrive from the neighboring islands 🙂

 

Avant de regagner le continent Ă  Trang, nous avons fait escale 3 jours sur l’Ăźle de Koh Mook, situĂ©e dans le sud de Krabi. Contrairement Ă  Koh Lipe, cette Ăźle reste encore sauvage et intacte, pas trop de tourisme encore et c’est donc moins cher, les habitants trĂšs chaleureux, c’est un petit bout de paradis, et on espĂšre vraiment que cet endroit saura longtemps passer au travers des gouttes… de bĂ©ton!

On s’y dĂ©place en moto-charrette ou Ă  pied, sinon les hotels proposent aussi des locations de vĂ©lo. Une bonne partie du nord de Koh Mook est classĂ© parc naturel, le village et le port se trouvent Ă  l’est de l’Ăźle, et la principale attraction se nomme “Tham Morakhot” (Grotte d’Emeraude), c’est une sorte de tunnel qui s’ouvre Ă  marĂ©e basse sur une grande piscine naturelle couleur Ă©meraude. L’avantage d’ĂȘtre sur l’Ăźle est qu’on peut y accĂ©der de bonne heure avant que la foule arrive. Autres activitĂ©s sympas: snorkeling, trekking et excursions en bateau dans les iles voisines.

Koh Mook vue du drone (Charlie Beach) / Koh Mook a drone’s eye view
Charlie Beach
Charlie Beach
Excursions snorkeling et Cave d’Émeraude / Snorkeling trip and Emerald Cave
Notre guide / Our guide

En attendant le retour de Papa de la grotte d’Emeraude/ Waiting for Dad to come back from Emerald Cave
Petite danse improvisée de Jenny/ Jenny dancing

Voyez-vous le visage? / Can you see the face?
ArrĂȘt Snorkeling/ A snorkeling stop
Finding Nemo 😉
Sabai Beach que pour nous! / Sabai Beach just for ourselves!

Puffer fish

Grotte d’Emeraude envahie par les touristes/ Emerald Cave clogged by tourists
Le village
Sivalai Beach
Tapis d’Ă©toiles de mer/ Many starfish
Heureuses! / Happy girls!
Coucher de soleil sur Sivalai Beach/ Sunset

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Optimization WordPress Plugins & Solutions by W3 EDGE