A small tropical island with a long sandy beach, part of the Hong Island archipelago in the Thanbok Khoranee National Park.
Phak Bia Island or Koh Phak Bia “เกาะผัเบีย” is another outstanding island in Krabi for holiday photography, swimming and snorkelling.
Part of the Hong Island Archipelago and in the Than Bok Khorani National Park, Koh Phak Bia is 7 kilometres North of Koh Hong and 1.5 kilometres North of Koh Lao Lading
Here there is a long stretch of sandy beach and a small sand bar to a rocky outcrop. All around there are great views of the islands of Phang Nga bay.
Swimming & Snorkelling
The sand from the beaches slopes away gently so the water is good for swimming and paddling in shallow water.
Only strong and experienced swimmers should venture out further from the beach as strong currents caused by the changing tides will flow around all of the islands.
You will see small fish and other tropical marine life snorkelling close to the rocky edges of the island.
All around are views to other islands and Phak Bia island also has some great features for a few holiday snaps. The small sand bar leading to another small rocky island is beautiful and on the small beach there is an unusual rock that has eroded to a mushroom shape.
Phak Bia Island is not a destination on any public transport route.
The only ways to get here are on an organised tour or on a private rented boat.
The closest departure points for Phak Bia Island and the Hong Island Archipelago are from Koh Yao Yai and Koh Yao Noi and from Krabi’s coastline North of Ao Nang; Khlong Muang, Tubkaek Beach and Ao Thalane.
See our information page on private boat rental.