Boulder Island

Boulder Island

The resort’s name is inspired by the numerous spectacular boulders covering the island. As one of the westernmost islands in the archipelago, it boasts a unique climate and exceptional water clarity. The island’s edges are lined with sandy beaches, rocks, and large boulders. Eagle Rock viewpoint (refer to our map) is the highest reachable point on the island. The eastern side features valleys with mixed vegetation, ending in large boulders and cliffs. This rugged terrain provides nesting areas for the White-bellied Sea Eagle and Brahminy Kite, both of which are widely seen across the island.

The eco-resort features a three types of bungalows, each built entirely from renewable materials. Great care has been taken to blend the resort’s buildings with the surrounding environment, with tree cutting kept to an absolute minimum. In fact, when viewed from the sea, no buildings are visible on the island.

The island boasts eight beautiful sandy beaches with turquoise waters. On the southern side is Boulder Beach, famous for its stacked rocks and the location of the resort. To the east lies the long stretch of sand at Eagle Beach, where the Multipurpose Pavilion (or Yoga Centre) is located. Between Boulder Beach and Eagle Beach is a small beach aptly named Fossil Beach, known for its fossilized shells. Please do not disturb these ancient remnants.

Going clockwise around the island, to the northwest of Boulder Beach lies Bamboo Beach, named after the small bamboo forest right behind it. This is arguably the most idyllic beach, though shade is a bit scarce here. Take an easy hike up the nearby rocks for panoramic views over the bay. The hike from the resort to Bamboo Beach is about 30 minutes through a well-marked jungle trail. Be sure to make frequent stops to appreciate the beautiful trees, little creatures, and elusive birds.

Further north on the island’s northern side lie the two beaches of Sisters Bay. Here, you’ll find incredible rock formations and a beautiful place to spend the day.

Hike east along the trail to Moken Bay with its two beaches: Small Moken Beach (on the west side) and Big Moken Beach (on the east side). You can swim around the rocks from one beach to the other, or take a short hike. During the not-so-dry season, Big Moken Beach features a clean stream that serves as a favourite oasis for thirsty Moken people living on their boats. They still sometimes come here to collect fresh water flowing onto the beach.

From Moken Beach, take the well-trodden jungle path for a 15-minute hike to the resort, or continue west along Rocky Trail to a lookout point and eventually to Pebble Beach. This is a good place to swim during low tide when the other beaches are too shallow. However, the water at Pebble Beach can get rough, so be careful and don’t go in too deep.

From Pebble Beach, take Pebble Trail to the best lookout point on the island. Eagle Viewpoint requires you to grab onto a rope and pull yourself up to the rocks. It’s not too difficult, but be careful and don’t slip. The views from atop the rock are stunning.

From Pebble Beach, the East Trail leads to Cliff Trail and then to Cliff Beach. Be careful when descending to the beach.

From here, it’s a short and interesting hike to either Eagle Beach or the resort at Boulder Beach.

While all the paths are marked with colourful ribbons, be cautious not to miss them and always stay on the path.