View from the sea of a Koh Lon Island Beach on the west coast

Koh Lon Island


Koh Lon is an island off the southeast coast of Phuket Island and is about 2.3 miles (3.7 km) long and 1.2 miles (1.9 km) wide. The island is a frequent destination spot for locals and tourists who can plainly see the large island just off the coast. Shuttles run back and forth frequently, so it’s something to do for a couple of hours if you have an adventurous spirit.

Though the east coast beaches on the coast of Phuket Island are typically muddy and without quality sand, some of the islands surrounding Phuket have nice white sand and little or no mud. The beaches on the island are Baan Mai, Cruiser, Poh, Lek, Y Deang, Bamboo, and Kwan.

 

Koh Lon Beach Clubs

None here.

Koh Lon Beach Restaurants / Bars

  • Baan Mai Beachfront Restaurant – On the beach and part of the resort, this restaurant was mentioned by reviewers on social media as lovely to dine at with chairs on the beach and food was rated as fresh and delicious. Food is brought in daily from the mainland.

Note – There is another nameless restaurant on the beach between the two resorts which received a couple of reviews. Three guests said the food was good. Thai food and seafood are served.

Koh Lon Beach Accommodation

  • Baan Mai Beachfront Lone Island Resort – Hammocks, beach chairs and umbrellas. You can eat in your room, on the beach, or in the restaurant. The food is rated as good. The rooms are ‘worn’ as a few guests put it, but they still rated their experience as positive. Breakfast buffet includes about six rice dishes with fruit and orange juice, coffee, etc.
    There are free shuttles to and from the island if you stay here. It takes about 15 minutes on a longtail boat to reach Phuket Island. Power generators only run at night – so no electricity before around 5 pm. Room rates are quite reasonable at just 2,000 THB per night during high season.
  • Cruiser Island Resort – Top rated resort on Koh Lon Island. New, large rooms. Beachside pool and covered restaurant without walls. Bungalow style accommodation on the beach. Few people around. Drinks reasonably priced and delicious. Rate per night starting at just 2,800 THB per night for a small villa.

Baan Mai & Cruiser Beaches on the North Coast Facts & Features

  • Location in Relation to Phuket: Just 1.5 miles (2.4 km) off the coast of Rawai Beach on Phuket’s southeast coast.
  • GPS Data: 07° 47` 43” N, 98° 22` 17” E
  • Surrounding Beaches: There are a number of sandy beaches around the perimeter of Koh Lon Island like Cruiser, Poh, Lek, Bamboo, Y Deang, and Kwan.
  • Direction Facing: Beaches face north and northwest.
  • Beach Length: 1,494 meters (4,900 ft.)
  • Beach Width: 19 meters (62 ft.) on average.
  • Estimated Beach Area: 28,386 m2 (303,800 square ft.)
  • Beach Quality: White sand beaches mostly free of rocks. Trees line the beach and provide shade and some protection from wind.
  • Ocean Bottom: Near the shore the water is shallow enough for walking and swimming. The deep water at these beaches is filled with sharp rocks and corals.
  • Restroom / showers facilities? There are two resorts at these beaches, both with restroom and shower facilities for guests. You can likely eat meals here and use the restrooms even if not staying overnight.
  • Beach features: There are a couple of small piers for boats here. The beach is featureless with deep sand and areas for swimming.
  • Public or Private? Entrance fees? Public, with accommodation available if desired.
  • Lifeguard Available? No.
  • Boat anchorage possible? Small boats can use the pier.
  • Boat dock and marina? Yes, a number of small docks.
  • How to reach Baan Mai & Cruiser Beaches? From Chalong Pier by longtail boat.
  • Attractions: There are many beaches on the island, worth stopping for a look. There are no man-made attractions on the island.
  • Activities: You can snorkel anywhere, but the west and southern coasts of Koh Lon have submerged rocks close to the shore and are best for underwater exploration.
  • Surfing? No.
  • Sunbeds Available? Yes, at the resorts.
  • Umbrellas? Yes, at the resorts.
  • Water quality: Very Good.
  • Convenience shop available? No.
  • Massage available? Yes, at the resorts.
  • Picnic possible? Yes, however please don’t leave your rubbish behind.
  • Smoking? Thailand authorities are cracking down on smoking at beaches around the country. Soon they expect to make it a country-wide smoking ban – so do stay up to date because fines are high and can include prison time.
  • Warnings: Stay close to shore when swimming, island currents can be strong.

 

 

Koh Kwan Beach on the South Coast

This small beach is on the southeast corner of Koh Lon Island. There is a lot of sand, and some partially submerged rock formations out into the water that you can explore.

Koh Kwan Beach Clubs, Restaurants, Bars and Accommodation

Nothing here. There likely won’t be anybody here when you visit. This is just an idyllic little barren beach.

Koh Kwan Beach Facts & Features

  • Location in Relation to Phuket: Just 1.5 miles (2.4 km) off the coast of Rawai Beach on Phuket’s southeast coast.
  • GPS Data: 07° 46` 56” N, 98° 23` 09” E
  • Surrounding Beaches: There are a number of sandy beaches around the perimeter of Koh Lon Island like Cruiser, Poh, Lek, Bamboo, Y Deang, and Kwan.
  • Direction Facing: This beach faces south.
  • Beach Length: 500 meters (1,642 ft.)
  • Beach Width: 15 meters (48 ft.) on average.
  • Estimated Beach Area: 7,322 m2 (78,816 square ft.)
  • Beach Quality: The beach has nice sand with some rocks. The view from here is stunning.
  • Ocean Bottom: Many rocks in the water, and not easy to walk around them.
  • Restroom / showers facilities? None.
  • Beach features: OK for snorkeling. Bring a beach mat if you want to lay out, there are no chairs.
  • Public or Private? Entrance fees? Public, no fees.
  • Lifeguard Available? No.
  • Boat anchorage possible? No.
  • Boat dock and marina? No.
  • How to reach Koh Kwan Beach? From Chalong Pier by longtail boat.
  • Attractions: None.
  • Activities: Tanning.
  • Surfing? No.
  • Sunbeds Available? No.
  • Umbrellas? No.
  • Water quality: Very Good.
  • Convenience shop available? No.
  • Massage available? No
  • Picnic possible? Yes, however please don’t leave your rubbish behind.
  • Smoking? Thailand authorities are cracking down on smoking at beaches around the country. Soon they expect to make it a country-wide smoking ban – so do stay up to date because fines are high and can include prison time.
  • Warnings: Many rocks close to shore, wear foot protection

 

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