Travel from Railay to Koh Kradan

By shared speedboat the journey from Railay to Koh Kradan is scheduled to take from 3 to 4 hours depending upon which service you take.

Ferry Times from Railay to Koh Kradan

There are currently 2 direct services a day from Railay to Koh Kradan available to book online.

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08:1511:30฿ 1,950Tigerline Travel
10:1514:00฿ 1,950Tigerline Travel

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Railay Ferry Pier

Tigerline Travel speedboat services from Railay to Koh Kradan depart from Floating Pier East Railay.

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Koh Kradan Ferry Pier

All speedboat services from Railay to Koh Kradan terminate at Koh Kradan Beach Resort.

Google Map of Koh Kradan Beach Resort

About Travel to Koh Kradan

Koh Kradan is a small island located about 50 km by boat to the south east of Koh Lanta’s Saladan Pier and about 15 km to the west of the nearest mainland pier. Large ferries cannot dock into Koh Kradan, so all transport on and off the island is by speedboat or local wooden longtail boat.

Four islands

Koh Kradan is one of a cluster of 4 popular islands off the coast of Trang Province. The other three islands in the group are Koh Ngai, Koh Muk and Koh Libong. At 3 km long and 1 km wide, Koh Kradan is the smallest of the 4 islands with the least development and the fewest facilities.

What makes Koh Kradan special is its beaches and the water quality. Koh Kradan Beach, which is the longest beach located on the east coast of the island, is arguably the best beach in Thailand. The reef close to the shore is a haven for sea life and it’s a fantastic place to go snorkelling from the shoreline. As a consequence in the tourist season lots of day trippers come to Koh Kradan for mid morning to late afternoon visits.

Koh Kradan Beach near the Mali Resort
Koh Kradan Beach near the Mali Resort
Staying on Koh Kradan

Koh Kradan currently has 8 places you can stay ranging in price from around 1,500 THB, for a basic bungalow at the Paradise Lost Resort on a hill away from the beach, to the more luxurious Mali Resort on the seafront where rooms can cost up to 10,000 THB a night depending on the time of year and the room type. For what you get at the resorts themselves these prices are relatively expensive for Thailand.

The food and drink on Koh Kradan is similarly more expensive than you would normally pay for the same thing elsewhere in Thailand. This is partly because of the costs involved in transporting food and drink to Koh Kradan by small boat. Koh Kradan also has no mains electric connection which increases the cost of running resorts and restaurants using a generator

The only places selling anything on the island are the resorts, and the restaurants and bars attached to the resorts. The range of things available for purchase is very limited also, so guests need to bring anything essential that they need, such as medicines or diapers for babies, with them to Koh Kradan. You also need to bring cash, as the island has no ATM machine and with the exception of the larger resorts you normally can’t pay for anything by card.

WiFi internet is available at all resorts, although if an internet connection is important to you consider bring a Thai SIM card with sufficient credit to cover the period you stay on the island just in case.

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