By shared speed boat the journey from Phuket to Koh Muk takes around 3 hours, which includes stops at a number of different islands on route from Phuket to Koh Muk.
Ferry Timetable from Phuket to Koh Muk
- Click on the Phuket – Koh Muk link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Phuket - Koh Muk ฿ 1,698–1,892 2h 50m – 3h 45m|
Phuket Ferry Pier
Ferry services from Phuket to Koh Muk depart from Rassada Pier in the south of Phuket.
Arrival in Koh Muk
Ferry services from Phuket to Koh Muk terminate at Koh Muk Pier.
About Travel to Koh Muk
Koh Muk (also known as Koh Mook) is a small island, 4 km long and just over 3 km at it’s widest point, located less than 3 km off the South Eastern coast of mainland Thailand. Koh Muk is the most developed of a cluster of 4 islands, making it a popular choice as a place to stay whilst exploring this lesser visited coastal area. The other three nearby islands, Koh Libong, Koh Ngai and Koh Kradan can be easily reach on a day trip in a local wooden boat from Koh Muk and these boat tours are one of the most popular activities for visitors to Koh Muk. The most popular activity, however, is a trip to a seculded lagoon which is only accessible during low tide through a long patially submerged cave. The lagoon and cave are collectively referred to as Emerald Cave, which attracts large number of visitors during the high season from December through to March.
Koh Muk has one large settlement, located near to the main ferry pier, and two popular beaches. The longest and most developed beach is Sivalai Beach on the east cost of the island, which stretches south from the main village. The island’s most luxurious resorts, such as Sivalai Beach Resort, as located on Sivalai Beach as are the greatest concentration of bars and restaurants. The other popular beach, known by various names including Garnet Beach, Charlie’s Beach and Farang Beach, is on the south west coast of the island. Garnet Beach is only 400 metres long as doesn’t have any resorts right on the beach, although there are a number of bungalow operations on the hillside close to the beach. Garnet Beach is on national park land and the local authorities have taken action to ensure that it remains underdeveloped. Garnet Beach is popular with independent travellers as a consequence and has a more bohemian atmosphere than Sivalai Beach.