Map of Koh Kho Khao Island
(Koh Koh Khao), Thailand – near Khao Lak
Koh Kho Khao is still somewhat undiscovered though you will find a series of resorts along the southwestern tip of the island and heading north. This is a great place if you seek quiet and solitude. Lots of it!
You can find more and better (printable) maps over at our sister website: Koh Kho Khao Hotels
Head north from Khao Lak towards Takuapah and turn left after the #82 kilometer stone. If you get to #83 – you went too far. Follow a somewhat winding main road to the ferry area.
The ferry to the mainland quits running at 6pm – so if you seek the nightlife of the Khao Lak area – this is not the place to stay. Nonetheless, it is a great island to explore with a good sampling of birdlife and even iguanas here and there.
Signs on the island indicate the development of an airport, certainly an eventual boost to tourism on this quiet island – come and enjoy it before it becomes too popular.
The old Japanese airstrip indicated on the map below is also expected to be the location of the new airport, though no one really knows when it will be built. Soon, though! Maybe. Already there are some small bungalow resorts being built in that area.
The beaches are long and deserted, this is a great place for long beach strolls.
Rent a motorbike or car and spend a day exploring the back roads and villages for a sampling of quiet rural Thai life. While do don’t usually recommend renting a motorbike unless you are already skilled there is very little traffic on the island and most of it is moving slowly, so if you can keep your speed down, even newbie bikers can rent a motorbike and enjoy it here on Koh Kho Khao during their Koh Kho Khao Day Trip!