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Just off the coast of Trang province, Koh Kradan is an island surrounded by the crystal clear blue waters of the Andaman Sea. The long thin island offers some of the most breathtaking views from the beach with sandbars for those who feel like particularly adventurous strolls with the water at their knees. But the adventure doesn't stop with great views: Koh Kradan lends itself to some fantastic gateway opportunities for snorkeling or great spots for casual hiking on easy trails.
Koh Kradan is a small island with that has no roads or shops, offering visitors the luxury of truly being lost in paradise. It's a thought that can be quite ideal for honeymooners or friends and families looking to get as far away from the noise of urban life as possible. Here the sounds of traffic and steel are swapped for a quiet breeze and waves, making you feel as if you are worlds away. And you will likely experience the fantastic combination of low tides and sandbars which allow shallow water to go out to see for what seems like an unbelievable distance. However, high tides offer some great swimming conditions, so you may find that Koh Kradan offers them the best of both ocean experiences.
In the event you've caught up on your seaside relaxation with a good book in hand, longtail boats are available to take you to Koh Waen and Koh Chueak to the area's most dazzling snorkeling sights available for 600 to 1,500 baht. And if you want to see some of the most stunning undersea visuals around, make sure to find one that's stopping by Koh Mook's Emerald cave. The central location of the island gives you the opportunity to travel to nearby islands without long periods of travel, making Koh Kradan a great choice for those who are trying to decide between a few islands.
Koh Kradan is also famous for its annual underwater weddings that take place on Valentine's Day, where couples perform their ceremonial kiss wearing oxygen masks. It offers couples the chance to experience one of the most priceless wedding day stories to share with people. If this picturesque scene sounds like the creative ceremony you've been waiting for, visit underwaterwedding.com for more information.
Like with most vacation destinations there are optimal times to visit Koh Kradan and with a little bit of planning ahead of time, you will be able to take full advantage of all that the beautiful island has to offer. Note that May through October is the island's rainy season and most resorts will be closed at this time. Because it's a relatively small island, advanced reservations are best placed between December and February to ensure a spot in this lost paradise.
If you're still on the fence about visiting Koh Kraden, know that there's one more island wonder to behold while visiting. A trip to the small, but beautiful Sunset Beach offers up one of the most glorious views of the setting sun imaginable, as the sky changes colors above the quiet island.