Koh Kho Khao lies off the coast of Takuapa to the North of Khaolak. The small island covers around 16,000 acres with a terrain of rolling hills, waterfalls and tree cover. The western coast of the island features a long stretch of beach lined by casuarina trees. In the north of the island there are several fishing villages. Koh Kho Khao is known for the annual visit by sea turtles that come to lay their eggs in its sands between November and February. It is possible for visitors to witness this wonderful event.
Koh Kho Khao is already quite well developed. There is a regular ferry from the mainland to the island which is just a few hundred metres offshore. There are roads on the island and an area that was used as an airfield by the Japanese during World War II. The existence of the old airstrip has given rise to build an airport and develop the local tourist industry. It will open in the near futre and greatly improve access to the Khao Lak area. Accommodation on the island includes the Koh Kho Khao Resort, a three-star property. The resort has its own 280 metre long beach. Other options include the Andaman Princess Resort & Spa. With only 62 deluxe rooms, four suites and 16 individual villas set in tropical gardens, the emphasis is on peace and privacy for all guests.
At the moment the nearest airports are Phuket International Airport, which is approximately 90 minutes by car and 100 kilometres from the island, and Krabi International Airport which is 2.30 hours by car and 160 kilometres. From Khao Lak go to Name Kem Pier and then take the ferry cross the harbor to Koh Kho Khao, a journey of just ten minutes.