If not travelling from Koh Mak I would skip past Koh Kham island. While it is beautiful, soft white sands, warm turquoise waters etc, it is also a far reach from most other islands in the area and has little going on. Pristine beaches are in abundance in this region, try Koh Kood, Koh Wai or Koh Mak. On our visit we arrive from Koh Mak to Koh Kham finding no more than 8 tourists, sipping Pepsi and Chang beers, looking a little awkward. While Koh Kham maybe nice to relax or sunbathe for exploring it takes no more than 20 minutes. We stay little longer.
Koh Mak to Koh Kham
Speed boats leave Koh Mak to Koh Kham daily, the first at 10.30 the second at 13.30. Return fares cost 200 Baht including island entrance fee and free drink (Apr 14). The return journey is 3 hours after, which is a long time to spend on such a small island. We therefore opt for the more adventurous option travelling by the free Kayak hire at our hotel located opposite on Suan Yai Beach (Koh Mak). The distance from Koh Mak to Koh Kham is 1km and by Kayak it takes roughly 20 mins. Lots of coral fish and spiny sea urchins along the way. If you arrive to the front beach, and be sneaky, you could probably avoid the 100 Baht entrance fee payable at the kiosk near the front right pier.
Resorts on Koh Kham
To date (Apr 2014) there is only half a resort on Koh Kham. Ananya Hideaway Resort started construction over three years ago (registered 6 years ago) but now looks to have folded. The property appears to be for sale, completion is uncertain and no accommodation will likely be found on Koh Kham for a while to come. For a hideaway Ananya Resort sticks out like a turd in a punch, it isn’t very hidden and can easily be spotted on passing in the area (look for the obscure glass fronts). For now Koh Kham only hosts a small wooden hut selling soft drinks and beer.