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Ko Ra Wi Is Thailand's Secluded Island Paradise

by Matador Creators Mar 1, 2023

An idyllic island in the Andaman Sea, Ko Ra Ri offers a serene getaway for travelers in Thailand. With its untouched beaches and stunning sunsets, it’s one of the most secluded islands in the country, only accessible via boat from Ko Lipe and other neighboring islands. Its remoteness, however, means its beaches and coral reefs are nearly untouched, making the island one of the best places in Thailand for a peaceful tropical adventure away from the crowds.

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In addition to its beautiful beaches, Ko Ra Wi Island is also home to a unique ecosystem full of wildlife like monkeys, birds, sea turtles, and more. There are several nature reserves located on the island where visitors can observe animals in their natural habitats, and the surrounding waters contain an array of colorful coral reefs, perfect for exploring via boat or snorkel.

Ko Ra Wi’s clear waters make it ideal for snorkeling and swimming. The waters are teeming with exotic sea creatures, and there’s an abundance of corals in shallow areas near the beach, making it easy to explore even without specialized diving equipment. Ko Ra Wi isn’t just about the beach, either. Nature lovers can explore the unspoiled rainforest with all its beauty and wildlife. Hiking trails are available from King’s Beach and other areas around the island that lead into the jungle. Be sure to check out the waterfall behind Ratcha Bay.

Though the island is mostly uninhabited, you’ll find a ranger station at the southeastern corner, along a beautiful stretch of beach called Haad Sai Khao. The station is home to the island’s only restaurant, serving traditional Thai meals like krapao and som tam.

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