Khai Nok Island
Khai Nok Island
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Jeff C
Las Vegas, NV147 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Tourist trap due to expensive drinks and food, toilet costs 20 baht to use, but nice sand and nice water to swim in. Can go jet skiing and stuff

150 baht to rent and sit on 2 of their recliners, I wish they gave it for free if you buy minimum 2 drinks or something. Such a tourist trap.
Written 14 August 2022
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Cookie
Sydney, Australia259 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Lovely little island with a nice beach and crystal clear water. There are hundreds of colourful little fish swimming very close to the shore. We went for a snorkel but had a few problems with the fish biting us. The bites were only little but they did draw blood and hurt for a couple of hours after. I'm not sure if this is a common problem, but a lot of the coral was bleached, so I can only assume the fish don't have much to eat due to a change in the biome, and our colourful swimmers and reef shoes made us look a bit like food! So, beware!
Written 9 March 2020
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ThomFu
Malaysia97 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
There are two areas on this island - one is a small beach, near the drinks stall and beach chairs, which is lovely IF it was 20 years ago. The corals now here are not in a good state at all, presumably from mass tourism it receives.

BUT, on the other side of the island, is white stretch of powdery sand that promises crystal clear waters and fishes to look at. Good for a swim too! And undoubtedly, the view is amazing to look at.

If you're looking to snorkel here, I believe there are much prettier islands or beaches in Phuket to do so.
Written 3 March 2019
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SaartjieRoos
Hartenbos, South Africa85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
An absolute stunning day out visiting the Khai islands. We can not wait to go back again. The views were mesmerizing. The water was calm, clear and warm. I would absolutely recommend the Khai islands to anyone visiting Phuket.
Written 9 May 2024
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AsiaAdvisor
Hong Kong, China254 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
Khai Nok is billed as a snorkeling area on the way to Phi Phi Island from Phuket Pier. In essence, it is a picturesque tourist trap with tons of people and almost zero snorkeling. We went on Monday, Dec 29, as part of a day trip tour to Phi Phi (our first mistake) and this was the first stop. Unfortunately, it was the first stop for 2 dozen other speedboats. The stop consisted of lots of Chinese tourists throwing loaves of bread into the water to attract some small striped fish so as to take selfies of them 'snorkeling." Those of us who tried to actually snorkel were disappointed with the crowds, the lack of live coral and marine life, and the garbage. Did I mention how crowded it was?
Written 29 December 2014
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Turan M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
Don’t go to with tour Phuket tropical touch. They don’t respect peoples opinion ,they take to much people to boats and don’t care about their safety and also they don’t do anything for tourists just they are making trips with boats which is making people only tried . In other tours in Phi Phi island you can see a lot and enjoy snorkeling. I don’t recommend to people to go to with Phuket tropical touch travel agency and also i think to go to Khai nok island it is just spend of money for nothing. You can visit bamboo island. This island is really nice.
Written 8 May 2019
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vanillasilver
Singapore, Singapore111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Who would’ve thought that travelling alone would be this fun? Went here as the finale of my Phi Phi Island tour, and not even a single second was wasted here. The Island is very touristy for its size (as always) but overall, it’s oddly satisfying, neat enough... except for the washroom. They sell cheap foods and drinks there. But the main attraction here would have to be the natural rock formation. Just take extra care, for there are few idk insects(?) out there.
Written 26 October 2018
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Dan C
12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Im sure this little island was great 40 years ago.
Today is full of trash -so much dirt you can barely walk on the sand ( pieces of corn, plastic, napkins, bottles) even on the sea there is plastic.
Food vendors all around- so many boats and gasoline smell was unbearable.

There are overprices dirty shacks- a couple of dead cats and a million pieces of trash..

Nothing but a tourist trap to force you to buy something-

Bathrooms were for pay and I am
sure not even Satan would go in them...
This little once gem is possibly the saddest place I have ever seen in my life!
Written 31 July 2018
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Vivek G
New Delhi, India151 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
At the end of the day trip to Phi Phi Island, our speedboat stopped at this island for relaxing and swimming purpose. The place was full of Beer vendors with Lunch. The Beach chairs are available for 100 B per hour. The place has two ends with beautiful blue water. Good for enjoying yourself.
Written 7 June 2018
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kevin777david
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia38 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Be very careful when buying service or items from this island. There are no souvenirs - only food stuff. The island is small.
This was the last stop for my 5 island trip. The guide won't tell you exactly what is here until your near the end of the trip and are too tired and hungry to complain. They cut down the time on the other islands to allow more time here. We spent 1 hour and 10 minutes here. You need to pay for everything here: from pissing to sitting. The only 2 things free are swimming in the sea and sitting on the rocks at the far end.
The prices are expensive and everything is fixed. Be sure to ask for the price before buying something. Here's a few items they were selling:

- Rental for wooden deck (beach folding chair) - 150 baht for 2 chairs for unlimited time (until your boat calls you back)
- Coconut - 150 baht per unit
- Fruit juice - 150 baht per unit
- Lays chips (small) - 60 baht per unit
- Roasted corn - 50 baht per unit
- Toilet/restroom - 20 baht per entry per person
- Jetski - 1,200 baht per person for 20 minutes (beware the common jetski scam where they accuse you for damaging the jetski when you return it. It was already damaged/dented even before you rent it)

The place is crowded and dirty. The sellers here are not very pleasant and spend more time talking among themselves rather than paying attention to customers. The stalls close at 6.00pm.

Beware the tour agency you hire. Chances are that they have struck a deal with the sellers on the island. Mine agency was Suleman Marine. The government should do something about the tourism agencies that trap tourists here for more than an hour. Avoid this from your itinerary!
Written 6 June 2024
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