Banana Beach: The Hidden Gem of Koh Hey
If you’re looking to discover a true hidden paradise in Thailand, then you should visit the island of Koh Hey, look no further than Banana Beach. Nestled away on the relatively quiet northern shores, Banana Beach remains one of the best kept secrets for those in the know. As soon as you arrive to the island, you will understand how the island has gotten its playful name. With its gentle crescent shaped beach marked by groves of palm trees leaning out over the shore.
The golden sand leads down to exceptionally clear turquoise waters perfect for swimming and snorkeling over the colorful reefs. As you approach the island you will fill with excitement and be ready to embark on your journey and have some fun while on your journey with your friends and family. Kids and teens will enjoy doing all of the activities that are fit for them,so they too can also enjoy the fun of being on the island with their family.
From snorkeling to Banana Swing that are many activities that are kid friendly for them to enjoy, even building sand castles along the coast and enjoying the sun and shore can be one of the many highlights of being on this amazing island.
While many visitors flock to larger beaches that are crammed full of umbrellas and beach vendors, the beauty of the island and its laid-back, and tranquil atmosphere with few crowds even during high season. There is always something to rave about when it comes to this island. You are always in for a treat of amazingness upon visiting this beautiful island in Phuket.
There are just enough beach chairs and thatched roof shelters for shade when needed, to settle down from the pristine waters and blazing sun. Relax and read a book or just catch some much needed sun after your dip in the crystal clear waters. You can enjoy parasailing,scuba diving, snorkeling and even zip-lining to spark up your vacation adventures with your friends and family. This is the beach where you can enjoy the true beauty and the true experience of the islands of Thailand.
When you are ready for a bite, head up to the adjacent open-air beachfront restaurant run by the local family that lives just behind the beach. Enjoy some local Thai and Western cuisine that is offered on the menu. They serve up fresh seafood like grilled snapper and mouthwatering Thai curries at affordable prices with unbeatable views of the sea. The views and the food will have you wanting to enjoy more activities that the island has to offer.
The sandy shores get their name from the banana and palm groves that line the path down from the main road. Visitors are always delighted to see locals harvesting fresh bananas as they make their way through the trees before arriving in paradise. This is one reason why many visitors visit the island, so they can experience why it is called Banana Beach, and why they can be free to enjoy the activities that are offered on the island without the crowded people and the long lines.
So for those looking to truly get off the beaten tourist track, pack a picnic blanket, some sunscreen and escape to the gentle waves and pristine sands of Banana Beach—you’ll feel like you’ve discovered a private tropical oasis. The hardest part is leaving at the end of the day! Just beware, because like so many others before you, once you’ve been to this island oasis you will be plotting ways to return to this island jewel again and again.