Yesterday, we went on a 1day-tour to Koh Rok islands. From Koh Lanta, you can arrange this package tour to and from the island with your hotel for 1600THB per person. (10THB = RM1.05) Having said that, lunch and drinks are included in the package.
Koh Rok is located 47 kilometers (45 minutes journey on a speedboat) from Koh Lanta Yai, is a small island surrounded by emerald green water which you feel like diving in anytime.
With its crescent shaped bay featuring cliffs, white powdery sandy beach and a stand of banyan trees inland, Koh Rok is extraordinarily magnificent. Camping is permitted on the island.
Koh Rok is being regulated to preserve the heritage of the island.
When diving offshore, you will be amazed by the abundant sea life. Did you see the fishes in the image above?
You can snorkel from here and share the water with many different species of fish.
Snorkeling equipment and life jackets are provided for those who do not know how to swim.
And I really hate to wear this! I really looked weird!
Hate the life jacket as well. Initially, I acted like a hero, jumping into the Andaman Sea without snorkeling equipment and life jacket (this is extremely uncomfortable when you feel like swimming in the sea).
However, it is very tiring to tread in the waters for a long time.
Thus, I gave in to the life jacket for the convenience of floating without any leg movements!!
I could even float effortlessly, facing towards the blue sky for a moment of relaxation.
In Koh Rok, you get to snorkel in 3 different places and capture a view of different coral reef and sea life.
After hours of snorkeling and swimming in the deep blue sea, you definitely wanna embrace the sea breeze on the 45-minute way back to Koh Lanta.
Koh Rok is worth every Thai Baht you pay. Do not miss Koh Rok when you are at Krabi or Ko Lanta.
I will definitely be back, Koh Rok! You are simply magnificent!