Monkey Island Pattaya goes by various names, including Koh Ling (Thai for “Monkey Island”), Koh Ped (“Duck Island”) and the official name: Koh Klet Kaew (“Crystal Shard Island”). True to some of its names, the tiny, jungle-covered lump of land is shaped roughly like a splinter of crystal and is famous for its large population of crab-eating macaques. There are no ducks, however.
The 24-hectare island just off the coast of Sattahip is home to hundreds of monkeys which have become accustomed to human contact as a result of daily visits from boats carrying tourists. The stony beach on the eastern end of the island is one of the most popular spots on the route of many of the island-hopping tours sailing from Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Na Jomtien, with visitors enjoying feeding and photographing the residents.#beaches #wintergetaway
Monkey Beach was very neat to see. I didn't know monkeys could swim😳. The only issue was, as like all destinations in Phuket right now, it was packed. We only got a few minutes to see the monkeys and my boat was not open, so I really didn't get a good view. I was also unhappy to see people feeding the monkeys.