The Divided Sea, an Infinite Unseen
The Divided Sea, an infinite Unseen feature. Every 12th day of the waning and the waxing moon to the 5th day of the new moon, the tide is at its peak ebb and flow, resulting in a phenomenon of divided sea, when the sea recedes and the sand dune emerges between Ko Thap, Ko Mo, and Ko Kai. After sunset, tens of thousands of flying foxes taking flight from the caves in Ko Kai, lasting hours to complete.
Best time to visit : Late November to May
Best period of the day : High tide period from the 12th day of the waxing or the waning moon up to the 5th day of the new moon, about one hour each day to observe the most spectacular divided sea, the period after the sunset, at about 18.30 hrs. when the sky is filled with tens of thousands of fruit bats or flying foxes out tofind their food.
How to get there : From Ao Nang , use the long- tailed boat to Thale Whaek and Poda Island to the North of the beach, at a fee of 300 baht each, for a trip of about half an hour, or hire aboat for a day trip.