The warm Andaman sea has incredible turquoise and blue colours around Ko Bulon Le.I've been here twice (once in April and once in January) and the sea was quite rough both times. I think that steady winds are quite common around here and the island becomes off limits during the monsoon seasons.more
The main beach of Ko Bulon Leh is located on the eastern side of the island, where most resorts are located and where the boat will drop you on arrival.It is a long sandy beach and there are somewhere just a few rocks. In some locations the coral reef starts very close to the shore: you could walk on it (with proper shoes) but don't do it as the...more
Normally there is just one small boat daily to/from Pak Bara, a small village in Satun province, that takes about one hour.
When I visited, the boat was leaving Ko Bulon Le early in the morning (around 8 a.m.) and was leaving Pak Bara early in the afternoon (around 2 p.m.). The timetable is somehow "flexible" and there is no transportation if the sea is too rough.
While most Thai tourists don't like so much to sunbath, they do like swimming.
Anyway most of them, especially girls, go into the sea with their clothes on.
The Andaman sea gets pretty rough during the monsoon season, approximately from July to November. It is thus difficult to reach Ko Bulon Le (and other islands in the Andaman sea, like Ko Tarutao) in that period, when most accomodations also shut down.
Anyway, throughout the whole year tropical storms are not uncommon; I was there twice, in April and in January, and once I had to wait for three days for a boat to arrive as sea transportation was impossible due to severe weather conditions.
There are many small uninhabited islands around Ko Bulon Le. The nearest one is Ko Bulon Rang, but arriving from Pak Bara by boat you'll see many others.You need to charter a boat for the day if you want to reach some of them for excellent snorkelling in a pristine environment.more