Koh Ra Beach Camp
Camping in Paradise!
Khao Lak has many attractions to entice visitors to what is regarded by many as Paradise! Now there is another one, Koh Ra Beach Camp located on the beautiful unspoiled tropical island paradise Koh Ra located in the Andaman Sea and accessed from the pier at Kuraburi just an hour north by road and short ferry ride across.
Fancy camping under the stars? Well under canvas actually and not just ordinary tents, the Koh Ra Beach Camp, developed by growing Khao Lak tour operator Khun Nai, owner of Green Andaman Travel, offers accommodation in high quality, spacious tents just steps away from the beautiful pristine beach and lovely azure sea. Hardly touched by human hand, the island’s wildlife and vegetation flourish in abundance. Animals that may be found include Barking Deer, Flying Squirrels, Leopard Cats, Macaque Monkeys and many more. You may see Hawks, Eagles, Hornbills, Broad Bills and Owls flying and nesting above you. The landscape of mountainous inner island, rainforest and mangroves offers a huge variety of vegetation that changes as do the seasons.
Taking into account your needs, ability and stamina, you can enjoy a trek through the jungle with professional and experienced guides. This can be by day or night when the jungle really comes to life with sights and sounds that will provide a completely different experience. Or you can explore the mangroves where the ecosystems provide some of the world’s most important, and oldest, habitats. Animals, birds, crabs, fish, monkeys, bats and even bees thrive in this protective and supportive environment. Explore it in specially designed longtail boats with guides pointing out the inhabitants of this wonderful Eco world.
Of course, no island holiday would be complete without enjoying the beach or the ocean. Just relax and bask in the sun on the camp’s beach or explore the other deserted beaches on this side of the island. Or go snorkelling at the nearby small islands which you will probably have all to yourself. Koh Ra though is home to a group of Moken or Sea Gypsies and they will teach you some of their traditional crafts and skills passed down from generation to generation. You can also fish from the beach or rocks or rent a longtail boat to catch fish in deeper waters such as Dorado, King Mackerel, Snapper or even Barracuda. The Camp has its own restaurant where the cooks will be happy to cook your catch as well as the traditional Thai dishes they prepare. Imagine your own BBQd snapper for dinner under the stars!!!
Various packages including transfers, food and activities are available. Both adults and kids will enjoy this break from a traditional beach holiday to one undisturbed by technology and modern interferences and come to appreciate the true meaning of Paradise!