Hong is a scenic limestone island in Phang Nga Bay. Surrounded by a steep cliff wall, Hong island resembles a large room with only one entrance and an open sky. Hong Island allows kayaking through the inner lagoon, only accessible by canoe. This inner lagoon is a sensational, enclosed pool with a large chimney opening to the sky. Hence the origin of the island’s name – the Hong means a closed room.
You will find perfect opportunities for photography on Hong island, while feeling like a real explorer. The only way inside the Hong lagoon is during a small time window throughout the day (about 30 minutes). If the sea tides are just right, you can canoe into Hong. When the sea is receding, the caves dry out, blocking access by sharp stones and mud. While during the high tide, access into Hong is blocked by the water.
In addition to Hong Island, there are smaller islands nearby promising a diverse mangrove ecosystem that is full of exotic birds, lizards, and occasional wild monkeys. It is a perfect place for paddle-boarding or kayaking along the shores. Let the peaceful sounds of nature to really soak in. Hong Island is only 30 minutes from Phuket by private boat with Islander, and it is always included in visited sights during a typical day trip in Phang Nga Bay.