Koh Phaluai is the largest island of Ang Thong Marine Park, with some of the best remnants of mangrove forest around. Several smaller islands encircle Koh Phaluai, with most residents being either farmers or fishermen. Known as the capital village of the chain of islands, Koh Phaluai is still fairly new to tourism and is mostly inhabited by sea gypsies. Thus, fishing is known as the main activity on Koh Phaluai besides being the primary source of income of its inhabitants.
There are still a small number of tourists that visit Koh Phaluai and, thus, few accommodation options that are available for visitors to stay overnight on the island. The main options are either homestays or resorts, with the most famous accommodation being the Angthong Beach Resort. Playful monkeys and shy crabs inhabit some of the deserted beaches of Koh Phaluai. While lovely to watch, the monkeys are wild, so give a wide berth and stay aware.
Despite being a new destination for tourists, there are still many activities that can be carried out here on this island. Locals, mainly the fishermen, would be more than happy to bring you along on their boat on tour around the island or teach you a thing or two about fishing. Alternatively, you can choose to kayak around the island. A genuinely amazing cultural experience awaits you when you integrate into the community on Koh Phaluai, and it will be a memorable learning experience.