Ko Mai Phai

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Ko Mai Phai is a small island in Thailand, located between the Krabi coast and the Phi Phi Islands.


Though the island is also referred to by the English name Bamboo Island, the name was given by mistake, as no bamboo grows on the island. The name of the casuarina tree – groves of which cover most of the island – was wrongly translated as "bamboo".[1]


Ko Mai Phai is a popular destination for snorkeling.[2] Lionfish, leopard sharks and hawksbill sea turtles may be found in the surrounding waters.[3]


  1. ^ Tye, Timothy. "Koh Mai Phai & Koh Yung". Asia Explorers. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Ko Mai Phai". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  3. ^ Berry, Oliver (18 March 2012). "Island hopping in Thailand". News.com.au. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.

Coordinates: 7°49′01″N 98°47′42″E / 7.817°N 98.795°E / 7.817; 98.795