This half day trip can be done in the morning or in the afternoon.
Best to do it during high tide for the mangrove kayaking possibility. The journey begins with the tranquil and welcoming extensive mangrove forest over bamboo foot path.
The boardwalk stretches to about 310 meters and is supported down by strings of big bamboo poles. To reach the main island, visitors can either travel by foot (possible only when it’s low tide) or by Bangka — a small paddle boat used by locals for fishing.
After a 10-minute boat ride, the guide will take you deep into lush vegetation and some moderate climb on tall limestone cliffs with their Red Hematite rock painting and rock shelters and caves. Wild flora, flying foxes, and some monkeys awaits you during the trek while the local guide shares stories of spirits and old folklore.
A secluded beach is also a pleasing surprise, tucked away with clear waters that you may explore by snorkeling. A marine protected sanctuary with giant clams, sea stars and varied species, snorkeling here is a must!
Before heading back, on a high tide you must try a 30-minute mangrove kayaking trip.
A snack will be provided for you at the waiting shed, aptly called the fisherman’s quarter, before heading back to the resort.