Cocks Comb Island
Another trip to find a heart on this planet earth, Ranong - Myanmar route at Cocks Comb Island or known as "an emerald heart island" is here. The island is located in Myanmar close to Ranong Province ofThailand. Therefore, it is not difficult to get there from Ranong. It is only 42 kilometer-far from Koh Son which is roughly 1 hour away by boat. You will pass by numbers of Myanma islands along the way.
And this trip would be a short one. It is just a ONE DAY TRIP, going there in the morning and coming back in the afternoon.
The immigration process to cross the border from Ranong to Myanmar
Immigration Office in Ranong
You can use your identity card or passport in immigration process. However, if you choose to use the identity card, you will get a Border Pass. In other words, you won't be able to import any liqueurs nor cigarettes. If you do, excise duty and import VAT will be applied. Hence, if you would like to purchase those items, please make sure to use your passport in immigration process.
The boat is picking me up at Ranong Port.
It is only 15 minutes to get to Koh Son. Koh Son is an island of Grand Andaman Hotel where I will be taking another boat and a place for the buffet dinner later.
This is how the hotel looks like. The swimming pool is free to use.
And now I am heading to Cocks Comb Island.
We are almost there. Let's get ready to get off!
This is the cave that we need to go through into emerald heart island.
There is a lot of Coralline Algae.
There are numbers of Giant Clams.
Soft Corals and a bunch of young fish
A plentiful Staghorn Coral
Clownfish and Sea Anemones
Sea Urchins or Urchins, Don't forget to stay away from them
If you are interested in going there, you can contact the tour company directly. It is not difficult because there is only one tour company operating the tour to Cocks Comb Island.
Monday, November 16, 2015 9:30 AM