Libong Archipelago Wildlife Reserve

Trang Beaches & Islands

This large mangrove area on Ko Libong's east coast at Laem Ju Hoi is protected by the Botanical Department. The sea channels are one of the last habitats of the endangered dugong: over 100 graze on the sea grass that flourishes in the bay. Most of Ko Libong's resorts offer dugong-spotting boat tours, led by trained naturalists, for 1000B to 2000B.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Trang Beaches & Islands attractions

1. Hat Sivalai

11.53 MILES

Motoring into green-clad Ko Muk and landing on the sugary white sandbar of Hat Sivalai is a great way to start your stay. The slender beach runs to an…

2. Hat Farang

11.7 MILES

Turquoise water kisses a lovely, crescent-shaped beach overlooked by thickly forested hillsides at Hat Farang, also known as Hat Sai Yao but more usually…

3. Hat Lodung

12.25 MILES

Humble, local-flavoured Hat Lodung is a short walk from the main pier, on Ko Muk's eastern side. If you're facing the sea, Hat Lodung is left of the pier…

4. Hat Sunset

12.36 MILES

A short signposted track at the south end of the main beach leads past the Paradise Lost guesthouse and over the ridge to Hat Sunset, a mostly wet and…

5. Tham Morakot

12.65 MILES

A beautiful limestone tunnel leads 80m into a cave on Ko Muk's west coast. No wonder pirates buried treasure here. You have to swim through the tunnel,…

6. Hat Chao Mai National Park

13.38 MILES

This 231-sq-km park covers the shoreline from Hat Pak Meng to Laem Chao Mai, and encompasses the islands of Ko Muk, Ko Kradan and Ko Cheuk (plus a host of…

7. Hat Chang Lang

13.92 MILES

Casuarina-backed Hat Chang Lang is the prettiest beach on this strip of coast. The Hat Chao Mai National Park Headquarters is at the southern end of the…

8. Ko Waen

15.26 MILES

This small karst islet lies between Ko Muk and Ko Ngai and is a popular snorkelling stop.