Destination: Koh Hong West
08.32 N 098.29 E
Uninhabited small island, 2 miles NE of Koh Panak. Excellent overnight anchorage in both seasons. "Hong" means room in Thai language and denotes a lagoon. There is one and a very pretty one it is too.
If you want (and the tide is right) you can anchor inside the island, in the lagoon itself. A rather magical experience in a rather magical place. Best time to explore the lagoon is just after sunrise, the early morning light is beautiful. Or go just before sunset with a kayak (it is best to have the tide at mid tide).
In addition to the lagoon there are several small sea caves. There is lots of wild life such as hornbills, crab eating monkeys, eagles, kingfishers, etc.