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    Majestic Splendour

    Klong Son Bay, Koh Chang

  • A Tropical Paradise Island
    A Tropical Paradise Island

    Klong Son Bay, Koh Chang

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    No Place Like Home

    Siam Royal View, Koh Chang

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    The Art of Nature

    Klong Son Bay, Koh Chang

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    Pristine Waters, Lush Green Hills

    Siam Royal View, Koh Chang

  • A Place for Quality Time
    A Place for Quality Time

    Siam Royal View, Koh Chang

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    In the Front Row of Life

    Siam Royal View, Koh Chang

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    Golfing on the Beach

    Siam Royal View, Koh Chang

  • A Safe Haven for Your Yacht
    A Safe Haven for Your Yacht

    Siam Royal View Marina, Koh Chang

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    A Home with a Magical Touch

    Siam Royal View, Koh Chang

  • Tropical Perfection
    Tropical Perfection

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    Welcome to Another World

    Klong Son Bay, Koh Chang /

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The Koh Mapring Islands of Koh Chang

Koh Mapring is the name of not just one, but five different islands in the Mu Koh Chang Archipelago. It is not therefore difficult to see how this can cause an extreme degree of confusion and as a result, it is always advisable not to arrange to meet anyone on Koh Mapring.

Joking aside, this guide will try help identify the location of each of the Koh Mapring islands; three of which are part of the Koh Rang island group.

Koh Mapring

Koh Mapring Klong Son Bay

The first Koh Mapring is the one that residents of Siam Royal View Koh Chang will be most aware of as it lies on the southern approach to Klong Son Bay, opposite Chang Noi Island. The island is completely uninhabited and rarely visited except by leisure sailors and kayakers. There is nothing of note on the island itself and only the smallest stretch of sand.

However it is a good snorkelling spot and home to a wide variety of coral and marine life and therefore it makes a good stopping point when sailing in the region.

Koh Mapring – East of Koh Rang Island

Koh Mapring

The second Koh Mapring is to the south of Koh Chang and is part of the Koh Rang group. It is the smallest of the three islands to the west of Koh Rang (the other two being Koh Thain and Koh Klang).

The island is totally insignificant but for sailors wishing to avoid tour boats, it is a quieter spot and the snorkelling is adequate although nothing special. There is a mooring buoy on the east side of the island.

Koh Mapring - North of Koh Rang Island

The second Koh Mapring is to the south of Koh Chang and is part of the Koh Rang group. It is the smallest of the three islands to the west of Koh Rang (the other two being Koh Thain and Koh Klang).

The island is totally insignificant but for sailors wishing to avoid tour boats, it is a quieter spot and the snorkelling is adequate although nothing special. There is a mooring buoy on the east side of the island.


 

Koh Mapring

Koh Mapring - North of Koh Rang Island

This island is a small, vegetation-covered rocky outcrop which is off the tour roster and a quieter spot for sailors and boat owners.

Koh Mapring – South of Koh Rang Island

Snorkelling spot of Koh Mapring

This Koh Mapring lies off the southern coast of Koh Rang, about 100 metres offshore. It is an excellent snorkelling spot and as such, is a great favourite of tour companies. For that reason, unless you enjoy crowded waters it is best for sailors to avoid.

Koh Mapring Salakphet Bay

The final Koh Mapring is to the south of Koh Chang, nestled in Salakkok Bay between Koh Phrao Nai and the mainland. The ecosystem around this Koh Mapring is dominated by mangrove swamps and although some distance from shore, the surrounding waters are tenebrous and cloudy; certainly not suitable for swimming.

The only reason for sailors to visit Koh Mapring in Salakphet Bay is if they have an interest in Koh Chang’s wildlife [link wildlife blog index page]. Watching from a sea vantage point, it is possible to see many birds, reptiles and even silvery langurs.

Links to discovering the islands of the Mu Koh Chang Archipelago

Mu Koh Chang Archipelago Island Guide

State of the art Thailand marina on Koh Chang

Sailing Koh Chang - A Boat Owners Paradise

Koh Rang Islands

Salakphet Islands

 

 

 

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