Koh Ngai – The Paradise Island Travel Guide

Koh Ngai or also named Koh Hai, is a tiny but stunningly beautiful Island at the Andaman Sea. If you are up for some relaxing days including staying at one of the best beaches in Thailand, then you should definitely visit Koh Ngai. Small, private, idyllic with an unforgettable scenery of a white-sandy beach and crystal clear sea water. That’s how we would describe that island. So if you are up to do some Island Hopping in Thailand – don`t miss to stop at this wonderful Island.

What to do at Koh Ngai (Koh Hai)?


Koh Ngai is one of the most perfect locations Thailand has to offer for taking some beautiful pictures. The scenery, with all those small islands and the mainland in the background is breathtaking. This Thailand island is a perfect postcard motive! To look at the island from the sea side is really amazing. Take a kayak or a long tail boat to enjoy this terrific view. Additionally, the small hills on Koh Ngai offer some easy jungle trekking  including nice views of the island.

If you gett bored, you can visit any of the nearby islands and the Emerald Caves on Ko Mook – one of the most popular tourist attractions in this area.

Koh Ngai snorkeling

Snorkeling in the clear water is just awesome! Ko Hai has some beautiful coral reefs along its coastline so that makes it really perfect for snorkeling. You will see lots of colorful fish and intact corals. Best bring your own snorkeling equipment with you or rent it at your hotel.If you are interested in diving – you will also find a diving center on the island.

Koh Ngai beach

Like we said, Koh Hai is a perfect island to relax and spend your some tranquil days chilling in a hammock. Apart from enjoying the stunningly beautiful Koh Ngai beach, snorkeling and diving, there is not that much to do on this island.  Koh Hai beach is around 4 km long, so you can spend your days walking at the beach, enjoying the crystal clear water and the white sandy beach.

How to get to Koh Ngai (Koh Hai)?

The island Koh Ngai is really small so it doesn’t have its own airport.  The nearest airports are in Trang and Hat Yai but you could also take a flight to Krabi and continue to Koh Ngai by island hopping.

Tip: Tickets for flights can be easily found at Skyscanner or Kiwi.Speedboat are operating among others from Krabi, Phuket, Ko Lanta and Trang. For the timetables and to book your ticket you can check out 12Go.Asia . As soon as the ferry arrives at Ko Bulon, a long tail boat will come out to catch up the transfer passengers. (50 baht)

Kho Ngai is actually easy to reach. You can take the ferry from Koh Lanta (Ban Sala Dan Pier) to Koh Ngai – that journey will take just about 40 min and will cost you around 650 baht. It’s also easy to reach from Koh Phi Phi (Ton Sai Pier) by ferry (1 h 40 min). If you are coming from Trang, take the ferry from the Pak Meng Pier (1 hour). A great page to check the timetables and boot your ticket online is 12Go Asia:

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Koh Ngai (Koh Hai) accommodation

Koh Ngai is more expensive than other islands in Thailand. There are a handful of beautiful resorts on that island. But if you are looking for a budget option you should check out the Camping Restaurant. We had a fantastic stay there! All the tents are really clean, the camping is basic but lovely. The showers are outside and there is no electricity at night. A bit of Robinson Crusoe feeling is included. The entire team was lovely; they spoiled us with lots of fresh coconut juice, cold beer and a daily freshly cooked meal. It was a great experience to join the crew of the Camping Restaurant on their fishing trip and doing a bbq at night.

Some other great Ko Ngai Resorts:

If you prefer more comfort you can check out these hotels at Koh Hai:

  • Kaimuk Thong ResortThe location is one of the best on Ko Ngai beach!  The resort is very charming and peaceful. Hotel with a good value.
  • Paradise Beach – Beautiful beach front location! The rooms are new and modern and the hotel also provides a pool to its guests.
  • Thapwarin Resortstandalone cottages with a private terrace and fantastic location.
  • Mayalay Beach ResortThe lovely bungalows of the Mayalay Beach Resort are made of bamboo and palm leaves. Good location at the best part of the beach!


Although Koh Ngai is really tiny, this island is one of the best islands to visit in Krabi. Perfect for a few relaxing beach days in paradise. Have a great journey!

Find some great accommodation on Koh Ngai: 


Read more about the islands nearby:

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  1. Ah I miss Thailand. I haven’t heard of this beautiful island though- will definitely be visiting when I’m back in Thailand. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Danila Caputo Reply

    That beach looks particularly inviting! And it’s so cool that you can also do jungle trekking while you’re there, added bonus!

  3. We’ve been talking about wanting to be somewhere warm, and that definitely fits the bill. I’m normally someone who can’t sit still when I’m away, but I’m very much persuaded that a hammock here, followed by a big swim, would be entirely perfect. And I’d be really happy to get that Robinson Crusoe feeling – it’s still one of my favourite books!

  4. What a beautiful place. Makes me want to grab a hammock and jump on a plane (or a few) … and boat. I love the photos too. So relaxing and peaceful.

  5. We are travel bloggers and still haven’t been to Thailand! What’s wrong with us? LOL Soon though, very soon we are hoping to visit. This sounds like a great place to stay!

  6. What a beautiful place Koh Ngai is! It seems so idyllic and the perfect place to take photographs. Did you go jungle trekking?

  7. I really can’t wait to get back over to Thailand and this time to fully explore the islands, they are just completely stunning, we will be adding this to our list!

  8. YUKTI Agrawal Reply

    Koh Ngai is perfect place for relaxed holidays amidst nature. The views are really terrific specially those sunset ones. Nice information on accomodation too.

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