Travel Photo: Farang Beach, Koh Mook, Thailand

Farang Beach on Koh Mook in Southern Thailand
Farang Beach at sunset on the island of Koh Mook, Thailand


Koh Mook, a small island paradise in the South West of Thailand in the Andaman Sea is a place of quiet tranquility. Due to it’s small size and lack of almost anything, this is the perfect place to get away from it all. There are a few small resorts on the island however the place remains fairly low key even in the high season.

Besides for spending your days lounging in the 28°C ocean and stretching out on the glistening white sand, you’ll probably find yourself enjoying a beer or two as your days slowly blend into each other. The biggest excitement of the day is watching the few longtail boats drop off and escort away the guests of the island since that’s the only way to get there. Occasionally you’ll see a sailboat tied up off the tip of the bay and the occasional diving boat might drive by in the distance.

In the morning there are usually a few longtails taking visitors out to the beautiful Emerald Caves and providing both snorkelling and fishing opportunities. There are actually a few good snorkelling spots right off Farang Beach in the bay.

Here’s a travel tip: If you’re planning on heading down here, then Trang is the place to leave from. Make sure you stock up on a few extra goodies while you’re in the province capital. There isn’t a real grocery store on the island and you’ll end up paying inflated island prices for all your snacks. If you’re planning on taking a tour out to Emerald Cave or one of the other local sights as we did, then see if you can share a longtail ride with someone. The captains generally charge by the boat rather than by the person so make sure you get a sizeable group together first.