Snorkeling At Koh Chuek

Crystal clear aquamarine water, mesmerizing sea caves, pristine sandy beach, numerous soft coral reefs and schools of vivid flamboyant tropical fishes. This is what you discover at the Koh Chuek Island located between Koh Ngai and Koh Mook. The island provides a perfect spot for snorkeling never seen before varieties of tropical fishes and soft corals. Although you can visit the island any time of the day, it is best to witness the fishes in their natural habitat early morning. Generally, a visit to the island is provided under the 4 island tour from Koh Lanta.


Koh Chuek is an eensy diamond-shaped karst islet located near Koh Ngai. Considering its small geographical stretch and limestone-rich topography, it is not a spot to lie down and relax. You will not find any fancy amenities on the island. It is not a place where you can find an abode for relaxation. Yet, Koh Chuek is counted among the not-to-be-missed spots for snorkeling among the island groups of Thailand. Koh Chuek gives you the opportunity to witness some vivid marine flora and fauna through its crystal clear water. The island is located very close to other islands which offer an accommodation like Koh Kradan, Koh Ngai, and Koh Mook. For this reason, it is easily accessible to spend some hours snorkeling any time of the day.

Reaching Koh Chuek

It generally takes a ride of nearly 45 minutes to reach Koh Chuek by a longtail boat from Koh Lanta. You may need to leave your hotel an hour before the scheduled time for the departure of the longtail boat from the pier. The longtail boat will take you on an adventurous tour to the four islands of Thailand which includes the Koh Chuek island as a spot for snorkeling. As you snorkel your way through the crystalline water of Koh Chuek, you will witness many varieties of big and small tropical fishes. Also, the Koh Chuek Island is home to magnificent deepwater corals and beautiful shallow-water soft corals. The location of the islet makes it a perfect and popular site for snorkeling lovers who want to witness marine creatures at their best. As for its distance from other nearby locations, you can easily access the mainland of Donsak, Angthong National Marine Park, Koh Samui, and Surathani city within a stretch of a few kilometers. Koh Chuek is an eensy islet covering an area of merely 164 acres and comes under the administration of Surathani Province. If you wish to visit the island, it is best to book your 4-island tour in advance from Koh Lanta.

Best Time To Visit

You can visit Koh Chuek during the months between November and June as you visit other islands for vacation. You can either take a speedboat or a longtail boat for your 4-island excursion from Koh Lanta. Contemplate some deep water marine fauna as they appear through the soft colorful corals while you snorkel your way in the water of Koh Chuek. Take back some evocative memories of most beautiful underwater snorkeling experience.

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