This is the most beautiful island in the Trang Sea, located to the west of Koh Muk and Koh Libong. It has more than 600 rai (approximately 240 acres) of land. The sand on the beaches is fine and white, and the water is clear enough to see the strips of sand beneath the water’s surface.
At the northern part of the beach, tourists can see coral reefs stretching out into the sea for over 100 rai (approximately 40 acres) where you can see brain coral, staghorn coral and red soft coral, as well as colorful fish swimming in the crystal clear water.
This is a very attractive place which is unlike any other island. Koh Kradan has some of the most beautiful beaches of the Trang Sea. This is why this island was chosen to hold the annual Trang Underwater Weddings.
The beach is also a perfect place for watching the sunrise since you can see Koh Muk, Koh Waen, Koh Chueak, Koh Ma, all in a row, all the way to Koh Hai.
From this beach, there are paths leading to the other beaches of the island; such as Ao Chong Lom located at the west of the island. It might not be as beautiful as the other beaches, but it is a perfect place for watching the sunset with Koh Rok in view. This beach is small with fine, white sand like the others but there are brown rocks scattered all over, a strange view indeed.
There is also Ao Niang to the south of the island. This beach has white sand stretching for about 800 meters, and in front of the beach is a coral reef which makes it another point of snorkeling and diving at Koh Kradan.
Know Before You Go
For those who like to surf, there is a small bay behind the island. There are huge waves constantly hitting the shores, perfect for surfing.
Recommendation: Bring along a snorkeling mask. The best time to travel is during November to April.
Festival: Within the month of February of every year, there is an underwater wedding which has given this place a well-known reputation and is also in the Guinness World Records for being the biggest.
From Trang town, take Highway 4046 and then 4162 to the Pak Meng Pier. It takes about 1.5 hours to Koh Kradan by a long-tail boat.
GPS Location: N7°18.727’, E99° 15.414’
Contact: TAT Trang Office, +66 7521 5867, +66 7521 1058
Facilities & Services: Long-tail boat, restaurant, accommodation and grocery shop.