The two sister-islands of Ko Rok are known as Ko Rok Nok and Ko Rok Nai which means the inner and the outer island. Both islands are 100% National Park land so there has been no development of private business and there are no roads or transport here. What you will find are colourful reefs and stunning beaches!
Located approximately 25km south of Ko Haa and visible on the horizon from the west coast of Ko Lanta, Ko Rok boasts abundant marine life and thriving corals in the shallower areas. Some of the most pristine beaches in Thailand are found here with dazzling white sands and clear turquoise waters.
Nok & Nai mean outer and inner islands they are named after a small fury animal (Rok) that can be found on these islands. Giant Monitor lizards, often over 1 metre in length have also made there home here along with thousands of hermit crabs.
Some of the most wonderful beaches can be found here with dazzling powder white sand and calm turquoise waters that offer some world-class snorkelling.
With plenty of Nemo fish to be seen, a good chance of seeing Turtles and also the possibility of a brief glimpse of a Black Tip Reef shark, there’s something for everyone here.
As Ko Rok is fully owned and protected by the National Marine Parks of Thailand there are no privately run businesses here. However, The National Park does offer some simple chalet style accommodation and a campground so it is the perfect place to really get away from the crowds.
Take a look at our Day Trip Adventures or Overnight Camping Adventures for prices and suggested trips, or why not create your own Tailor-Made Adventure and combine several activities to create your very own private itinerary.
Please contact us for further information, help with planning your adventure or any other questions you may have – we are very happy to help!
Take a look at some of the other islands in our area:
- Ko Haa – a group of 5 islands with stunning visibility, pristine corals and varied marine life
- Ko Rok – sister-islands with facing beaches offering some of the best snorkelling in the area. Good overnight camping facilities
- Southern Islands – reputed to have some of the prettiest beaches in Thailand, spectacular limestone islands and hidden caves
- Ko Phi Phi – a group of 6 larger islands that includes the famous Maya Bay that appeared in the film ‘The Beach’