When looking for a safe, close in, island set that is good for snorkeling, kids and relaxing on the beach you can’t go past the Khai Islands. The Khai Islands is a set of 3 Islands, the first is Khai Nai, the second Khai Nau and the third Khai Nok.
Each of the three Islands offers something slightly different. Khai Nau is a great island for snorkeling off the boat and has a great variety of marine life as well as coral. Khai Nok has some good off the beach snorkeling and is perfect for relaxing on. Khai Nai has great shallow water snorkeling and is perfect for young children.
These three islands are very close together and about 15 to 20 minutes from the pier. The Khai Islands are good for beginner snorkelers as you are able to snorkel straight off the beach and see wonderful tropical fish. If you are a little more adventurous you can push away from the Island a little bit and you’ll find larger species of fish to snorkel with.
Timing at Khai Island is very important as they can be busy, it is best to go with an experienced guide that can time your arrival and leave time to minimize the amount of time you are sharing the island with other happy holidaymakers.
On the Khai Islands you will find bars, BBQ food and some local style Thai Food.