I'm planning a trip at the end of November; My delima is: How can I get from Ko Samui to Mun Nork Island? (and not spend my whole vacation in transit) I will include the info. from the website.
Located in Klaeng Bay In Rayong Province. 2 and a half hours by car from Bangkok to the pier and another 55 minutes by boat to the island. The island is situated about 35 km. away from "Samet Island" but we use different pier.
I understand they have ferries/boats that go from island to island, but which one? And is it possible without having to go to Rayong (mainland part)...unless, that is the only way. If so, is there a ferry/boat that will take me from Ko Samui to Rayong. Thank you so much for your help.
If I were you, I would cut Mun Nork off my list. It's totally off your travel map. There's no plane flying there. You'll have to hire a car there, which takes you nearly 3 hours, if not 4 if you're stuck in Bangkok traffic on your way out. It's too exhausting.
The islands reachable from Samui can be much nicer than Mun Nork.
Similan island is perfect paradise for diving! Even the now-touristy PP island has much much more beautiful water than Mun Nork. (choose to stay on the quiet side of island on PP)
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Why travel so long to Mun Nork?
You'll forget you ever mentioned about Mun Nork!
Ko Mun Nork (Man Nok - lots of ways to spell it) is lovely. I'd disagree with most of what Jaruda has to say.
From Samui you'll need to get to Bangkok - its a one hour flight, of you can go by overnight train or bus. From Bangkok, you need to go out to the eatern bus terminal (Ekamai) if you're having an overnight stop in Bangkok then you can get there by skytrain from your hotel, if you want to go straight through I'd suggest getting a cab straight from the airport to the bus terminal, or better still, contact the resort and have them pick you up in Bangkok. Most Bangkokians visit this island on a weekender package where the resort arranges all transport from Bangkok (minibus). Anyway, once you get to Ekamai get the bus to Klaeng and follow instructions as per their website.
If this is your first time to Thailand, you'l probably find it a lot easier to ask them to pick you up and take you to the pier etc - its about a 3.5 hour trip from Bangkok.
Hope that helps
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Mun Nork Island is for people living and visiting in BKK, would like a beach vacation but don't have time going to the South.
Since you are in the South, you have tons of better islands to visit around Krabi and Koh Lanta. Forget this Mun Nork Island.