Our project is located in the beautiful Phra Thong Island, (about 100 km2; 15 km long by 7 km wide). It is located about 5 km from the western coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea (9.03-9.17°N, 98.25-98.33°E). It is in Phang-Nga province about 200km North from Phuket. Nearest village on the mainland is Khuraburi.
Phra Thong Island has a tropical climate. There are two main seasons: the rainy season (April to November) and the dry season (December to March) with an average temperature of 28.7 C°. Three villages are located on the island: Tapayoi, Thung Dap and Lion Village (Pad Chok). Population is about 400 people mostly Thai, but also Moken and Burmese.
The East coast of the Island is covered by mangroves, with fine sand beaches (total length 15 km) on the opposite side of the Island. Tourist development has been limited to the Western side of the Island, mainly to the Northern tip. There is about 11 small bungalow places that offer accommodation to tourists (2017).
The infrastructure is still not developed. There is only one concrete road and no electricity network. Electricity, water and transportation are generated by each bungalow place themselves.
How to get there?
From Phuket there are several daily buses that run to Khuraburi. We recommend you to take the 8:00 am bus that goes to Chumpon and stops in Khuraburi. Bus ride takes about 3,5 hours and there is a short stop in Takua Pa. Buses leave from the new bus station number 2 outside Phuket Town. From town there is a local bus going to Takua Pa where you need to change to another local bus to Khuraburi. This is a bit slower ride and not with aircon.
From Bangkok take the night bus to Phuket and get off in Khuraburi. This bus will arrive to Kuraburi about 5 am.
From Ranong take the bus towards Phuket and get off in Khuraburi.
When you arrive to Khuraburi, you need to find your way to Kuraburi Pier. You can book a car transport with us (300 Thai baht) or take a moped taxi if you don’t have a lot of luggage.
There are no regular boats going to Phra Thong, so we will book you a longtail boat and it will be waiting for you when you arrive. For this we need to know your time of arrival to Khuraburi. The boat trip will take about an hour to Phra Thong Island. Boats do not go late in the evening when it gets dark, so if you arrive late, you will have to stay the night in Khuraburi. We can help you to book a guesthouse in town.
It is also possible to book a car pick up from Phuket Airport, Phuket or Ranong for extra fee. Please check with us the prices.