One day in Koh Mak I was enjoying a lazy afternoon on Ao Kao Beach and observing what the few other people on the beach were up to. I noticed a couple of people first walking on the beach and then put on their sandals, went into the water and started to wade towards the small island just off shore. After a while they returned the same way.Later that evening I asked my hotel owner about the island next door, Koh Rayang Nai. I was advised that the island is easily reached by kayak in no time or if I wanted he could drop me off by boat. He also mentioned that you can just walk to the island at low tide.
Back in my bungalow I checked the exact time for low tide for the following day. So when the tide was at the lowest the following day I walked over to Koh Rayang Nai along an underwater sandbank from Ao Kao Beach. It was not a long walk, just a few hundred metres. At some parts, there was water up to my knees, but mostly only up to my ankles.The water was very clear with dead coral, rocks, seashells and lots of funny looking sea cucumbers.There was not too much to see or do on the uninhabited small island of Koh Rayang Nai. But it was great to walk around a bit on the cliffs and rocks along the rugged shoreline with some small patches of sand here and there. Unfortunately there is no beach here. What I also found here was absolutely gorgeous seashells and some trees with exotic fruit.The inland of Koh Rayang Nai was very dense jungle so I did not want to try my luck wearing just flip flops and bikinis.On the northern end of the island a long flight of stairs lead up to a shrine in memory of one of the founders of the island. From the top vistas over Koh Mak were pretty amazing.It was a fantastic little afternoon excursion to Koh Rayang Nai. After one hour it was time to head back to Koh Mak before high tide started to kick in.
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