How to get to Coral Island?
Those who want to explore Coral Island can book a speedboat for about 950 baht, depending on the boat type. The entire boat trip takes about 15 minutes from the south coast of Phuket.
What is the best time of the year to visit Coral Island?
Coral Island is open to visitors all year round, but the best time to visit is during the high season from November to April. Temperatures are slightly cooler during this time of the year and the weather is dry most of the time. Temperatures during the high season usually remain around 88°F.
The low season, from March to October, is characterized by hot and humid temperatures that usually hover around 90°F. The area's off-season is known as the monsoon season, and beaches and coastal waters can get rough (and sometimes dangerous) when unexpected storms hit.
What are the activities in Coral Island?
Coral Island offers snorkeling adventures for beginners and those with years of snorkeling experience. On the island, visitors will find a variety of relaxing cabanas, and snorkeling equipment can be rented for approximately 1,700 baht per day.
Coral Island Diving
Coral Island has shallow coastal waters, which makes it an ideal dive site for beginners as well as skilled divers who are looking for a relaxing adventure close to the beach. Visitors can register to dive with a professional dive instructor or dive solo with proper certification.
While diving at Coral Island, you are likely to encounter a variety of colorful angelfish, lionfish, frogfish and turtles.
Coral Island has many white sandy beaches that can attract beach bums from all over the world. Long Beach and Banana Beach are the most popular beaches on the island. Along the beach, visitors will find local vendors selling everything from bathing suits to cold drinks.
Boating and kayaking
Guests can reserve a seat on a guided boat tour and quickly traverse all the sites with a local guide who can point out and discuss the most notable features of the island.
What wildlife is found on Coral Island?
Clouded Monitor Lizard - a large tree-climbing lizard that can grow to several feet in length.
What are the restaurants on Coral Island?
A fun tropical restaurant located on the west side of Coral Island.
Islander Sports Bar and Restaurant Rawai Phuket is a fun, European-style restaurant where guests can enjoy English food and drinks.
Live India Indian Restaurant
Live India Indian Restaurant serves traditional Indian cuisine with lots of traditional spices. This restaurant is located in Cape Panwa, just a few miles from Coral Island.
Where can I shop in Coral Island?
Tesco Lotus Rawai
This store has over 1,000 square meters of shopping space. For those looking to pick up some groceries, clothes, essentials or entertainment items before heading to Coral Island, Tesco Lotus Rawai is an all-inclusive department store where guests can find everything they need!
Inside the store, visitors will also find ATMs, currency exchange services, a pharmacy and a salon. Tesco Lotus Rawai is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.