Koh Ngai, a Spectacular, Unspoiled Island
One of the most frequent requests we receive is for "an unspoiled island that has not been 'discovered' yet." While such places probably do not exist (or we would have "discovered" them, thus disqualifying them as potential destinations), little Koh Ngai comes pretty close.
"Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,a tale of a fateful trip.That started from this tropic port, aboard a tiny ship...." *
If you are over fifty and grew up in North America you are probably already humming the theme song to a 1960s American television show about an odd group of people who are shipwrecked on a tiny uncharted tropical island. They build huts from bamboo and enjoy a series of misadventures in improvised luxury. One of the characters, Ginger (played by Tina Louise), managed to look flawless in a sequined gown for four seasons. Gilligan's Island made us all dream of an undiscovered tropical island somewhere out there, with endless sandy beaches and no tourists, where we could escape everything and everyone in comfort. When we hear that theme song, we think of Koh Ngai.
Koh Ngai lies just south of Koh Lanta in the spectacular Andaman Sea. There are just five small hotels on the island, spread evenly along the eastern coast. The rest of the island is covered with old growth forest and coconut groves. There are no roads on the island, so the only way to get around is by boat. Snorkeling, fishing and diving could not be more perfect in the clear blue water.
Our Koh Ngai getaway package includes transportation from Trang Airport to the island by car and speedboat (there is no airport or landing strip on the island, which certainly enhances the experience), either two or four nights hotel accommodation, breakfast on the second and third day, and a scenic boat trip around the island, where you can enjoy an isolated beach all to your self.
The four night trip also includes a full day boat trip to Morakot, the dazzling "Emerald Cave" plus three more small and scenic islands: Koh Kradan, Koh Cheul and Koh Ma. You can add extra nights and even more boat trips to see and do more during your stay. We are happy to help arrange your flight from Bangkok to Trang.
You will not find any bamboo huts on Koh Ngai. The hotel we have chosen is as luxurious as it can be, considering how isolated the island is. The food is simple but delicious. If you are looking for something quiet, low key and comfortable away from the maddening crowds, Koh Ngai could be the perfect choice for you.
* Gilligan's Island theme song and lyrics copyright © Sherwood Schwartz and George Wyle, 1964, 1966