Koh Kradan in Trang Archipelago

The Guardian called Trang Archipelago “the world’s best hidden beaches.” I don’t know if it’s hidden per se, but it’s escaped the masses of tourists that Phuket and it’s neighboring province Krabi get.

The province of Trang boasts 46 islands and stunning scenery including limestone formations, waterfalls, and caves. One of the most popular islands is Koh Mook with the Emerald Cave (Morakot Cave) where visitors need to swim 80 meters through a pitch dark cave to reach a “secret beach.”

My wife and I discussed back and forth which island we should visit and eventually decided to go for Koh Kradan. You can easily hop between several islands in one day, but we wanted to chill out in one place — and we just loved Koh Kradan!