**Departure: Thong Krut**
Begin your journey at Thong Krut, a charming fishing village located on the southern coast of Koh Samui. From here, you’ll hire a local longtail boat to take you to the nearby islands of Koh Tan and Koh Mudsum. Please note that while organized public and private tours are available, this itinerary assumes that you will make your own way to Thong Krut and back to your hotel or villa. To check tours available check the “Book Now” tab for each visit below.
**First Stop: Koh Tan**
Often referred to as Coral Island, Koh Tan is a quiet, largely unspoilt island, situated a few kilometers off the southwestern coast of Koh Samui. It’s known for its pristine coral reefs and diverse marine life, making it a popular spot for snorkeling. Bring your snorkelling gear (long tail boats might have snorkelling and safety gear) and spend some time exploring the underwater world. If snorkeling isn’t your thing, you can simply relax on the white sandy beaches and enjoy the tranquil environment.
**Second Stop: Koh Mudsum**
Next, take your longtail boat over to Koh Mudsum, a smaller island located south of Koh Tan. This island is famous for its long stretch of sandy beach, which is ideal for sunbathing and picnicking. Koh Mudsum is also known for its resident population of friendly pigs, which you can often see roaming the beaches. This is a great place to take a relaxing swim in the clear blue water or simply relax on the beach with a good book.
**Return: Thong Krut**
After a relaxing afternoon, make your way back to Thong Krut in your hired longtail boat. If time and weather allow, enjoy the sunset over the ocean during your journey back.
1. Make sure to negotiate the price for the longtail boat beforehand. It’s often possible to hire a boat for half a day at a reasonable price.
2. Don’t forget your sunscreen, hat, and plenty of water. The sun can be very strong on the islands.
3. Snorkelling equipment is usually available for rent in Thong Krut, but it’s a good idea to confirm this before your trip.
4. Although these islands are quite secluded, they can still get crowded during peak travel season. Starting your trip early in the day can help you avoid the crowds.
5. Enjoy the stunning sunsets on clear days! Just amazing if you catch the right sky conditions…
Remember to enjoy the journey, respect the environment, and immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquillity of these tropical islands!