The new popularity of Cocks Comb Island
, just a little over an hour away from Ranong by speedboat, has made the region such a tourist hub that AirAsia (www.airasia.com
) is launching daily Bangkok-Ranong flights on Chinese New Year (Feb 16).
While the powdery beaches of Cocks Comb are a must-visit, the Ranong region is also home to Koh Phayam Island, kept tranquil and comparatively tourist-free because of its long monsoon season.
Come during the dry spells for untouched forests, a beautiful coastline and natural geysers.
The airline currently has a B1,180/round trip promotion for the Bangkok-Ranong flights.
If you’re daydreaming about sailing off to explore the stunning Mergui archipelago, do it now before it’s too crowded. One of the best deals on offer right now comes from Love Andaman
), who provide snorkeling opportunities at three islands at around B3,500.
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