Getting there & away
The resorts provide daily boats from Hat Pak Meng to Ko Ngai at 10am, returning from Ko Ngai between 8am and 9am. Speedboat transfers cost 350B (30 minutes), while the slower ‘big boats’ cost 150B (one hour). Unless you’re staying at Koh Ngai Resort you’ll have to take a long-tail for the ship-to-shore ride (80B) or arrange for one of the other resorts to provide transfers. You can also privately charter a long-tail from Pak Meng for 1200B (up to three people). In the high season, Koh Ngai Resort has boats to Ban Sala Dan on Ko Lanta at 3pm (350B), returning from Ko Lanta at 8.30am.