Nominated by the National Geographic Society as one of the top 10 diving destinations, this Island is only open between November and April of each year. A proven popular destination for diving as a result of the vast marine life that inhabits the surrounding reefs – such as Napoleon Wrasse, Barracudas, sea turtles, Leopard Sharks and even Whale Sharks and manta rays. On the Islands itself are several basic bungalows, a small restaurant and a ranger station that cater to those who really appreciate being off the beaten track and decide to camp here for a night or two.
There is a fresh water source on the Island, several nature trails to follow, allowing you to experience the wide variety of wildlife that call this stunning Island home. The Nature tail starts from the north end of the beach, where the overhanging rainforest provides plenty of shade. Following the trail west, you become teleported into a different world full of stunning rocks and an equally stunning view over the Island itself and the Andaman Sea.
A little History on the name – Koh Tachai
Koh Tachai was formally known as “Koh Bua” due to a unique Lotus flower that grew in brackish waters found within the swamps here.
Unfortunately, as a result of the 2004 Tsunami, the Lotus here was wiped out and has never respawned. The name “Koh Tachai” (or “Uncle Chai” in English) now comes from the first fisherman that came back to the Island after the Tsunami