The largest of three Khai islands, Khai Nok (‘bird egg’) is distinguished by its picturesque, rock-strewn headland and the purest of beaches. Despite being the largest of Khai trio, you can walk around Khai Nok in less than an hour.
With pure white sand at the front, the island is suitable for sunbathing with small sandbanks. This area is also the right spot for snorkeling. The shallow water around the island allows beginners to swim in clear water. However, you must be aware of strong wind waves on certain days. Therefore, consider swimming in the calm wind-wave area and visit this island around November to April to avoid strong wind waves.
Khai Nok has shady trees with intricate rocks on the center, and mini-shops lined up near the beach. On the east side of the island, there is an elephant-shaped rock, a natural patch caused by the erosion of the wind. Also, there is a small sandbar connected to another rock nearby. This spot is the best one for snorkeling since it has shallow and deep water. There are many kinds of coral to watch and beautiful small fish that tourists can feed carefully. Wander surrounding waters of such clarity that tropical fish can be enjoyed without even a snorkeling mask!