If you are visiting Thailand and looking for those picturesque islands with beautiful beaches then look no further.
Koh Ra is one of the last few undeveloped islands in Thailand. Situated off Kura Buri town and between the Similan Islands, Koh Tachai, the Surin Islands and Khao Sok National Park, Koh Ra is the ideal location for relaxation and nature adventures. Koh Ra Beach Camp is a Thailand beach resort with a difference.
Koh Ra – An Undisturbed Paradise
The tropical island of Koh Ra lies silently about 9 kilometres (5 miles) west of Kura Buri and three hundred metres north of the island Koh Pra Thong. This desert island paradise is eleven kilometres long from north to south and 3.5 kilometres wide, going down to 1 kilometre in some areas. The west side of the island has over ten tropical golden sand beaches all fringed by lush green vegetation and in some cases jungle.
In contrast, the east side of the island is almost entirely covered and protected by one of the most important and diverse ecosystems in the world – mangroves. In all their beauty these mangrove forests outline the coast of Koh Ra as a glorious lush green fringe. Small rivers meander through the mangrove trees and lead to the heart of this mysterious island. The interior of Koh Ra is where the adventure really begins. Inland is a mixture of long and short grass savannahs, swamp and rain forest jungle. The jungle is a dense rainforest ecosystem that has remained almost untouched for hundreds of years. This is what makes the island of Koh Ra so unique: the mangroves, the tropical golden beaches and the lush rich rain forests, all flourishing with biodiversity.
Koh Ra Beach Camp is a unique camping experience in the south of Thailand. Anyone looking for adventures, peace, tranquility and education about the environment should come to visit.
Jungles on Koh Ra
Mangroves and rain forests are not the only types of jungle that you will find on Koh Ra. There are actually four different types of jungle ecosystem to be found on this small island. This is yet another factor that makes Koh Ra such a unique and special site for Thailand camping.
As well as being home to mangrove forests and tropical rain forests, Koh Ra also holds interesting beach and swamp forests. The vast array of different natural habitats on this small island means that it is bursting with different species of birds, insects, and other types of wildlife. There are plenty of Thailand activities on Koh Ra: Let experienced guides show you all you need to know about Thailand’s jungles and the flora and fauna hidden within.
How to Get to Koh Ra
Thailand camping packages to Koh Ra Beach Camp can start from either Khao Lak or Kura Buri. It is easy to get to Koh Ra as the pier is located near Kura Buri town on Route 4, a main highway running from Bangkok down to Songkhla province in the south of Thailand.
How To Get To Koh Ra By Yourself
It is possible to get to Koh Ra by yourself. Once in Kura Buri you can catch a taxi to the boat pier from the bus station. Here we can arrange for a longtail to meet you and take you over to the island.