Koh Kradan (Ko Kradan) Tours
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Just south of bustling Ko Lanta is the picturesque Thai island of Koh Kradan (Ko Kradan). Most of Kradan island is a national park—perfect for hikers—and the 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) of sandy beach offer visitors a serene place to relax. Plus Koh Kradan is surrounded by crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life, great for divers and snorkelers.
The remote island of Koh Kradan is part of the Hat Chao Mai National Park, controlled by the Thai government. The island is ideal for visitors who want to soak up the sun on coral sand beaches, and enjoy the beautiful fauna and flora of the island and surrounding waters. Most full-day tours to Koh Kradan leave from Ko Lanta and also visit the nearby islands of Koh Chuak, Koh Mook, and Koh Ngai.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Koh Kradan is a must-visit for nature lovers and underwater wildlife enthusiasts.
- Tours typically include hotel pickup and drop-off on Ko Lanta as well as lunch and snorkeling gear.
- There are no ATMs or medical clinics on remote Koh Kradan.
- There are fewer than 10 resorts on the island, ranging from budget rooms to luxury bungalows.
How to Get There
Koh Kradan is located off the western coast of Thailand in the Trang province. The only way to access Koh Kradan is by boat. From the mainland, take the ferry from Trang’s Hat Yao Pier to Koh Kradan. Ferry service also operates from Koh Lanta to Koh Kradan, as do full-day tours.
When to Get There
The best time to visit Koh Kradan—and Thailand in general—is during the dry season, November to April. During the rainy season, from May to October, most of the resorts on Koh Kradan and the other Trang islands are closed and tourism activity is limited.
The opportunity to get married underwater is a rare one, but every year Koh Kradan hosts subaqueous wedding ceremonies around Valentine’s Day. Scuba diving couples are whisked out to sea, partake in a traditional blessing ceremony, and then head under the surface with a representative of the district office to tie the knot. Only qualified divers may take part in the underwater weddings, and newlyweds leave with a waterproof marriage certificate.
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Koh Kradan (Ko Kradan)
Dive into the paradise-like islands off Koh Lanta without the inconveniences of catching public ferries on this full-day boat tour. Settle onto a speedboat, and absorb the scenery as you zoom toward Koh Mook. Stop here for a guided swim through the Emerald Cave, and then continue to three other islands for beach time and snorkel sessions in the coral-filled, aquamarine waters. Hotel pickup and drop-off make your day complete.
Go adventuring around the islands of Thailand on this day trip by speedboat from Koh Lanta to Koh Chuek, Koh Kradan, Koh Mook, Koh Ngai and Koh Mah. You’ll enjoy water activities and beach time, plus check out the Emerald Cave with a lagoon and 280-foot (85-meter) tunnel.
Explore the beaches, caves, and coral reefs surrounding Koh Lanta on a full-day tour of the four southern islands. Visit Koh Chuak, Koh Mook, Koh Kradan, and Koh Ngai on a comfortable, big boat, and spend the day snorkeling, swimming, and enjoying the Andaman Sea sunshine. This full-day tour includes a buffet lunch, national park entrance fees, and all activities, as well as pickup and drop-off at your Koh Lanta hotel.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Koh Kradan (Ko Kradan)?
The best ways to experience Koh Kradan (Ko Kradan) are:
- Tin Adventure Sea Tour to 4 Islands & Emerald Cave from Koh Lanta
- 4 Island Snorkel Tour to Emerald Cave by Speed Boat from Koh Lanta
- 4 Island Tour to Emerald Cave at Koh Mook by Big Boat from Koh Lanta
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