Koh Lon Island is just off the coast of Phuket on the east side and is around 3.2 kilometers (2 mi.) away by longtail boat.
End-to-end, Koh Lon is 3.7 km. (2.3 mi.) long and 1.8 km. (1.1 mi.) wide, one of the larger Kohs (islands) in the Andaman Sea surrounding Phuket. If you haven’t yet viewed Part 1 video (Koh Long East Side), have a look when you’re done with this one – they need not be in order. In this Part 2 video, we look at four more beaches around Koh Lon Island.
Baan Mai Beach is found on the north coast just west of center of Koh Lon Island. There is a small resort here at this beach called the Baan Mai Beachfront Lone Island Resort. Reviews are positive, and rates begin around 3,000 Thai baht. If you haven’t stayed on an island – this is your chance!
Cruiser (Kuiser) Beach is next, if you’re following clockwise like we did on our longtail tour of the island. There is a long pier here in front of Cruiser Island Resort. The resort gets good reviews, and rooms are available for 4,500 THB and up.
Poh Beach is pretty overgrown with trees, but you can at least find some shady spots. The water looks OK in the shallow for wading. The coral begins as you go deeper.
Lek Beach, meaning small beach, is just that, and very similar in appearance to Poh Beach.
Koh Lon is full of beaches, but not full of people. If the beaches in this video appeal to you, take a longtail boat from one of the piers on Phuket’s east coast. Or, ask any longtail boat owner if he’ll take you. Enjoy!