The Gorgeous Island off the coast of Thailand that You Will NOT Be Able to See
Imagine planning a trip to a gorgeous island for months. You wait anxiously for the day when you will set your feet on the beautiful sands of the island to begin your adventure. Then only days before your scheduled arrival, you find out that the whole island will be shut down and your daydreams with it.
At least one person had this happen when they read the news about Koh Tachai, an island off the coast of Thailand. Even worse – it will be closed indefinitely, so you don’t even get to re-schedule.
The Thai government blames the uncontrollable number of tourists arriving daily at the beach.
All of Thailand’s marine national parks are closed from mid-May and until mid-October because of the monsoon season. But they will open their doors soon after.
However, in an effort to preserve the beautiful scenery of this particular island, gorgeous Koh Tachai in the Similan National park will be closed indefinitely from October 15th. Its own beauty has been its doom.
According to Thon Thamrongnawasawat, deputy dean of the Faculty of Fisheries of Kasetsart University, a beach on the island can only hold up to 70 people, but sometimes the number of tourists surpassed the 1,000 mark.
The length of time that Koh Tachai is shut down will depend on the speed of the island to recover without any tourists there to disrupt its natural process of recovery.
“If it’s not closed now, we’ll lose Koh Tachai permanently,” said Thon to the Bangkok Post.
Luckily, a couple of deep diving sites in the Similan Islands will be open to divers and tourists, as well as the Koh Lipe Island.
So don’t lose your hope quite yet if you’ve wanted to visit any of these beautiful Thai islands.