Koh Ngam lies off the coast of Koh Chang, just a couple of hundred metres away from its south eastern tip.
Its unique shape of two small mountains joined together by a sandbar, with matching crescent-shaped bays on either side has gained it the moniker of the Koh Phi Phi of the Koh Chang Islands. Though this may be a little over-egging things, it’s an undoubtedly a beautiful spot.
Analay Resort was the only place to stay on Koh Ngam but, as of February 2021, this remains closed, with ongoing land encroachment disputes over between owner and government. An entrance fee of 200bt per person is now levied, collected by the skeleton caretaker staff who live permanently on the island. They also run a sideline drinks and snacks kiosk for anyone who turns up ashore.
Getting There – Koh Ngam
To get to Koh Ngam, you must follow the east coast road on Koh Chang all the way to Long Beach.
Once there, follow the route above and behind the bungalows, past the partially constructed Long Beach Resort until you get to the turning to Tantawan Resort. If you head down this road into the resort, you get a great view across the tiny bay to Koh Ngam itself. They will rent you a kayak at around 200bt for a few hours.
Alternatively, you can stay on the route and continue past the Hat Yuttanany Naval Memorial, until you arrive at the very end. From the rocks, the views are once again superb but the little shack restaurant which also used to offer kayaks, has long since closed down – head back to Tantawan.
Koh Ngam Gallery
Day Trips to Koh Ngam
A 1/2 day speedboat trip, 10.00 to 15.00 which includes Koh Ngam as part of its itinerary is 800bt per person.
You can also organise private speedboat trips, prices from 7,500bt for 4 persons on a day trip which could also include Long Beach, Koh Laoya (200bt per person) and Koh Wai.
Or another alternative is to hire a launch out of Salak Phet and combine a visit to there with a jaunt around the other islands in the bay, Koh Phrao Nai and Koh Phrao Nok (also known as Koh Sai Khao), price at 1,500bt. For a bit more, you can maybe add Koh Wai to the itinerary.
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