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Ko Kham Island, Sattahip: Thailand's Hidden Tropical Paradise near Pattaya


Nestled in the Gulf of Thailand, just off the coast of Sameasan Sattahip, Ko Kham Island emerges as a hidden tropical paradise, untouched by the hustle and bustle of more popular tourist destinations. With its pristine white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant coral reefs, Ko Kham offers a serene escape for travelers seeking tranquility, natural beauty, and an underwater wonderland.


If you’re looking for an adventure of getting to a hidden island near Pattaya then you’re in the right place. This particular island is only known to locals


view over the turqouse colored ocean of Ko Kham Island

Untouched Beauty of Ko Kham's Beaches:

The beaches of Ko Kham are postcard-perfect, with powdery white sands meeting the gentle lapping of azure waters. The untouched beauty of these shores creates a sense of seclusion and tranquility, inviting visitors to unwind, soak up the sun, and enjoy the unspoiled surroundings.


Ko Kham Sattahip

Crystal-Clear Waters and Marine Life:

Ko Kham is a haven for snorkelers and divers, thanks to its crystal-clear waters and vibrant marine life. Beneath the surface, a kaleidoscope of colors awaits, with coral reefs teeming with tropical fish, seahorses, and other fascinating sea creatures. The island's pristine underwater world is a testament to its commitment to environmental conservation.


Ko Kham Island Sattahip

Island-Hopping Adventures:

Ko Kham is part of a group of smaller islands, providing ample opportunities for island-hopping adventures. Explore nearby gems like Ko Samae San and Koh Chuang, each offering its unique charm, secluded coves, and stunning viewpoints.


Ko Kham Island in Sattahip stands as a testament to the beauty that lies beyond the well-trodden tourist paths. With its untouched beaches, thriving marine life, and commitment to eco-friendly practices, Ko Kham invites travelers to experience a tranquil paradise. Whether you're an underwater enthusiast, a nature lover, or someone seeking secluded beaches, Ko Kham promises an idyllic escape where the wonders of the sea meet the serenity of untouched shores.

Ko Kham Island

How to Reach Ko Kham Island:

Ko Kham is accessible by boat from Samaesan Sattahip. Visitors can arrange transportation from the mainland, and the journey itself becomes part of the adventure as the boat cruises through the calm waters, offering glimpses of marine life and the surrounding islands.


From Pattaya, I saw only a Russian tour going to the Island so you have to drive on your scooter or rent a taxi to bring you to Sameasan for the boat to Ko Kham


Location where you have to buy tickets for the boat be aware that there are not too many visitors allowed on the island and the first boat will leave at 09:00 so better avoid the Thai holidays.


snorkling around Ko Kham

It boosts eco-friendly initiatives:

  • no trash left on the island

  • you can’t bring food or drinks onto the island (there are places to buy food and drink) to cut down on waste

  • showering with soap or shampoo is not allowed

  • don’t feed the fish

  • don’t take anything from the island like rocks, animals, or coral

  • only 300-400 people are allowed on the island per day

Getting to the island might be a little challenging. The amount of foreigners that go here is minimal and a majority of the information will be written in Thai.


Tickets for foreigners are 600 baht and for Thais 300 which includes the ferry.


a swing on the beach of Ko Kham Island Sattahip

Where Is This Island Near Pattaya?!

Well, first there are two islands named Koh Kham. One near Pattaya and one near Koh Mak which is closer to Koh Chang near Cambodia. The second Koh Kham has an abandoned hotel on the island, which you may have heard of.

The island we visited near Pattaya is under the protection of the Royal Thai Navy in the Sattahip District of Chonburi province.


snorkeling at Samaesan Sattahip Thailand

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