Located at a distance of about 30 minutes from the east coast of Phuket, the Hong Islands actually means “room” in Thai. The island has been given the name as the centre is hollow which creates room-like chambers within. The hongs are entirely cut off from the rest of the world and can only be reached by paddling via sea caves and using sea canoes. This is the reason for it to be popular as a spot for kayaking. It is recommended to take the services of several tour operators organizing kayaking at the islands. It truly is a magical experience and people would be amazed and mesmerised by the magic of sea caves and hongs.
John Gray started kayaking as an activity at this island way back in 1989. Since then it has been a hot favourite for every visitor coming for a vacation to Phuket. Tour operators provide their services for group tours throughout the day which starts from 10:00 in the morning and goes on till 7:00 PM in the evening.
On your visit to the Hong Islands, it is suggested that you carry sunglasses, spare T-shirts and clothes, camera, towel, and sun tan lotions with you.
Entering Hong Islands help you explore towering rock walls and sky blue ceilings. The sights here which could sway and appeal to the visitors are the magnificent rock structures which have stood here since a long time.
Kayaking through the still waters would take you into an exciting trip into the much scenic world of mysterious hongs, or ‘rooms’ in English. The hongs are caves which have lost their tops in the literal sense. The cave can take you to discover the beautiful stalagmite or stalactite formations inside it. The small cascade that runs into a number of tiers is a pleasant sight as well.
Be amazed by the force of nature. The giant rock is awe-inspiring and when you look closer, some do have fine details that resemble things that we see every day.