By shared speedboat the journey from Railay to Koh Muk is scheduled to take from 3 to 4 hours depending upon which service you take.
Ferry Times from Railay to Koh Muk
There are currently 2 direct services a day from Railay to Koh Muk available to book online.
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Railay Ferry Pier
Tigerline Travel speedboat services from Railay to Koh Muk depart from Floating Pier East Railay.
Koh Muk Ferry Pier
Tigerline Travel speedboat services from Railay to Koh Muk terminate at Koh Muk Pier on the eastern side of the island.
About Travel to Koh Muk
Measuring 4 km by 3 km, Koh Muk is the second largest of a group of four islands in Trang Province, located to the south east of Koh Lanta. These 4 islands, which include Koh Kradan, Koh Ngai and Koh Libong, have their own unique character and are becoming increasingly popular with tourists, despite being more difficult to reach than larger islands such as Phuket and Koh Samui.
About Koh Muk
The pace of life is slow in Koh Muk. The only industries on the island are tourism, agriculture and fishing. In the rainy season, when the tourists stop coming, many local people leave the island together as there’s very little to do that time of year.
There are two main population centres on Koh Muk. The largest of these is on the eastern side of the island where the largest village, Baan Koh Muk, and the island’s most popular beach, Sivalai Beach, are located. Most of the island’s shops, restaurants, hotels and people are located here. Koh Muk’s two most expensive hotels, Sivalai Beach Resort and Pawapi Beach Resort, are in this area.
By way of contrast, the other population centre is on the west coast of Koh Muk, Garnet Beach, and it’s much less developed. There is only no development on the beach front itself because the beach is inside a national park. Two small restaurants, and two small bars, in wooden buildings have been allowed to operate close to the beach. There are, however, some great small restaurants and bungalow operations located on the road leading to Garnet Beach, including the popular Mookies Bungalows, which offer the best value for money on Koh Muk.
Things to Do on Koh Muk
Koh Muk has one major tourist attraction, Emerald Cave, which is located on the west side of the island to the north of Garnet Beach. Emerald Cave is a sea cave which you can swim, or kayak, through at low tide to reach a small beach surrounded by steep sided cliffs. Emerald Cave gets very busy with visitors on tour trips from Phuket from around 10:00 to 15:00 every day. If you stay on Koh Muk you can visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon, tides permitting, for a quieter experience of this very beautiful place.
Other than Emerald Cave, the main things to do when on Koh Muk are to lie on the beach, go swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, walk to the viewpoint, and take boat tours. The other three islands in the group are close by, and Koh Kradan in particular is worth visiting. It’s expensive to stay overnight in Koh Kradan, so a day trip is a good way to get to see what some claim to be Thailand’s best beach and experience some of the best places to go snorkelling from the beach in Thailand.