Koh Mai Thon is a small, beautiful island only six miles from Ao Chalong with a hotel development on its east coast. The resort has been ‘mothballed’ while undergoing an upgrading and refit. There is a jetty protected by a concrete breakwater. Dolphins are often found around the island.
West Koh Miton
During the northeast monsoon season, a very small bay in the middle of the west coast offers good overnight holding, for one or two boats, in 10-12 metres on a sand and rock bottom.
A carved track leads to the Mai Thon Resort which is currently (2009) being refurbished. There is a15 minutes walk across the island to its east coast. This anchorage is rumoured to be a great spot for catching red snapper at night. Try hand lines with fresh bait.
East Koh Miton
In the southwest monsoon, look for anchorage in 6-10 metres on the sandy bottom south of the concrete jetty. Take care when rounding both the northern and southern points of the island; give lots of clearance to both the northern and south-eastern reef areas. A useful sheltered anchorage with a great beach not far from Ao Chalong.