Koh Rok Yai welcomes a long stretch of white powder beach, considered among the top ten most beautiful in Thailand. Walk from Man Sai Beach into a rainforest of massive banyan trees before reaching Ao Tha Lu Beach, overlooking a bay surrounded by black limestone cliffs. Koh Rok Yai is located south to Koh Lanta and boasts of being one of the twin islands of the Koh Rok archipelago to be kept in its most natural state where possible. The island is well known for its clean beaches and crystal clear waters that largely contribute to the reputation of the island being a beautiful and natural one. The two Koh Rok islands are located strategically close to each other for the convenience of visitors, where only a subtle distinction can be found between the two islands.
Koh Rok Yai has since become a national effort in maintaining and preserving its natural state, as seen by the Ranger Station of Lanta Archipelago National Park. Beachside residential areas can be found nearby for those who are looking to stay on the island overnight. Visitors can find tents and other facilities and equipment such as bedding gears for rental if they choose to stay overnight. Basic public facilities besides the camping area include a shady dining area and toilets. Ao Man Sai Beach is a beautiful beach on Koh Rok Yai, and one can find that the beach is home to hermit crabs. An interesting thing about the beach is the implementation of the Land Hermit Crab’s Home, which encourages visitors to play a part in helping to pRotect the creatures. All they need to do is to leave empty cans, which will then turned into the homes of the hermit crabs.