In the age of smart phones, high-speed internet, and public transportation, there are few places left in Thailand that are truly remote.
PhraThong Island is one such destination: one of the last means to truly get off the beaten path in South Thailand.
This island is a true gem for those seeking a quiet, secluded, and back-to-basics island getaway. It is located in northern Pang-Nga province, and is part to the KuraBuri municipality, about 1.5 hours from Khao Sok.
While the island presents a charming front, its isolation means that guests will need to come prepared to sacrifice amenities. Specifically, there is no mainland power on the island. Generators and solar panels provide electricity to charge devices, and run fans, and there will be shared WIFI at resorts. However, guests can expect no Air-Conditioning or in-room refrigeration anywhere on the island.
If you are interested in adding PhraThong Island to your southern Thailand travel plans, we recommend the Horizon Eco Resort. The manager, Lory, has been a fixture in PhraThong Island life since before the 2004 Tsunami. Her long history on the island means she knows how to provide her guests with the best experience possible!