Included in the Phi Phi Island Package is the rent of two wooden beach bunk beds and umbrellas, but if you are three or more in your group, like us, you have to pay for the additional wooden beach bunk bed and umbrella and they cost 150 baht for a pair of the wooden bunk bed and the beach umbrella and is good for 1 whole day. we had our stuff in the spare wooden bunk bed and then lounge around and had a brewskie and gorged on the free tropical fruit platter and then hit the beach and snorkeled.
Fondest memory: the beach beds for rent here is more expensive than in Phuket as they charge you just 100 baht for a beach bed there and the beds there are longer and are made of monobloc plastic.
The Khai Island group of 3 islands (Khai Nok, Khai Nui and Khai Nai island) is a popular snorkelling and swimming destination in itself and there are half day and full day tours to the Khai islands from Chalong Pier Everyday but Khai Nok Island receives the lion's share of the tourists as it is the largest of the three Islands and it has the largest white sand bar that connects this dumb bell shaped island that has rows and rows of beach bunk beds and unbrellas for the thousands of day tourists coming to this island. Khai Nok Island gets the lions share because almost all of the Phi Phi Island and Krabi Islands Speed Boat Tours have a pit stop here for 1 to 2 hours where the guests can relax at the beach bunk beds (you have to pay 100 baht extra for a pair of bunk beds) and have free fresh fruits like watermelons, dragon fruits, papaya, pineapple. there is also some beach bars along the sand bar that you can have assorted brewskies and soft drinks and alco pops like vodka cruiser and bacardi breezer for 120 baht a pop.
Directions: Khai Nok Island, Pha Nga Bay, Pha Nga Province, Thailand
Fondest memory: Khai nok island also has clear green waters where you can swim and snorkel and be with the fishes as the fishes here are friendly and you can feed them bread too. just be careful of the strong undercurrents at the shoreline. the sands is is powdery white.
Khai Nok island is 20 minutes by speed boat from chalong pier and is part of Pha Nga Province.