Ko Libong is an island in Trang Province in southern Thailand and at 40 square kilometers it is the largest island in the region. The island is rich in mountainous landscape, pretty beaches and crystal clear seas and consists of three main villages that are mainly inhabited by Muslim people.

The highest peak on Ko Libong reaches 311 meters and can be spotted as far away as Koh Lanta. The local people on Ko Libong make their living by fishing, fruit farming and rubber taping. There are many beaches to enjoy and they all offer magnificent snorkeling and diving in the surrounding sea. The Juhoi Cape in the east of Ko Libong is a protected area, which means it is rich in animal and bird life and the perfect place for nature enthusiasts to visit.

The interior of the island is mainly rugged with dense jungle that is good for hiking and trekking. Accommodation on Ko Libong has been nicely spaced out to avoid overcrowding and the top resorts can be found on the west coast as well as at a handful of scenic view points.

Getting There & Away

Trang is 30 miles from Ko Libong, where there is an airport and train station that welcomes travelers from all over the country every day. From Trang, there are minivans and taxis that will take you to Hat Yao Pier, from where long tail boats depart for Ban Praw Pier on Ko Libong. The main international air gateway to Thailand is at Bangkok.

Things to Do

Ko Libong Attractions

Maphrao Village

Located on the north of the island, on the banks of a canal that snakes through the mangrove forests, this village makes for a nice half-day trip.

Khao Mukda

A 200-meter tall limestone outcrop on the east of ko libong that makes for a great lookout place for spotting the rare dugongs.