Koh Yung, or Mosquito Island, is located in the north of Koh Phi Phi Don in Krabi province. Yung means a ‘mosquito’ in Thai, and this island is aptly named – so bring plenty of protection! The strange shape and remoteness of Yung Island make it a hidden paradise.
Although Mosquito Island doesn’t have white beaches to walk around, this place is outstanding with diving activities. Both deep and shallow water are available to dive around the island. Mosquito Island promises excellent snorkeling along its reef edge, with the entire beach accessible above a 1.4m tide.
Mosquito Island was affected in the 2004 tsunami disaster, making the coral reefs partially damaged. Still, it remains one of the last sources of staghorn coral stems in the Andaman Sea. In the past, the island has always been included in stops during Phi Phi Island trips. Unfortunately, it is no longer allowed to disembark on the island. The National Marine Park department has ruled to preserve the natural beauty of the island and to keep its surrounding reefs in pristine condition by allowing the area to rejuvenate in peace.