The Similan Islands national park is one of the most beautiful marine national parks in Thailand. It was rated by American Diving magazine as one of its top ten dive sites in the world. The beach is not be missed either. Containing golden powdery sand, it sits next to mirror like waters, the likes of which you’d imagine paradise to possess – a place everyone should visit once in their.
Similan or Semilan is a word that derives from the Malaysian language and means a group of nine islands. This is located in Tambon Ko Phra Thong, Khura Buri, occupying an area of 32,000 acres. The islands achieved national park status in 1981 and thus are fully protected under Thai law The National Park Authority maintains a residential center for Park Rangers and support staff on two of the islands: Ko Similan (Island No.8) which is the largest Island and Ko Miang (Island No.4), which lies mid-way through the chain. These are the only residents allowed on the islands, excepting the overnight guests.
The nine Similan islands stretch from north to south and are known respectively as: Ko Bon, Ko Bayu, Ko Similan, Ko Payu, Ko Miang (two adjoining islands), Ko Payan, Ko Payang, and Ko Huyong. The National Parks office is located on Ko Miang. The Similans are renowned for their beautiful scenery, both onshore and underwater. It was also voted by tourists as one of the ten best dive sites in the world – with a multitude of activities such as snorkeling and camping.
Today Mu Koh Similan National Marine Park and all its reefs have recovered from earlier disturbances. Boats entering the Similan Islands National Park have to follow strict rules imposed and controlled by the national park officials, have to use the moorings prepared by the national park and use closed waste water systems to avoid any pollution.
Activities include Diving,Snorkelling, birding, camping and lazing on the beaches. Many tour operators make visits to these islands. Please see our tour packages for more information.
07:30 Transfer from your resort to Thap Lamu pier.
08:00 Check-in and pick up your snorkeling gear.
08:30 Depart from Thap lamu pier by speed boat.
10:00 Arrive to snorkel in crystal clear water.
11:00 Relax on the amazing beach.
12:00 Enjoy the most delicious lunch offered on Koh Miang.
13:00 Depart for snorkeling in Ao Namchai Bay.
14:00 Explore the pristine beach and climb to the viewpoint of the Sailing Rock.
16:30 Arrive back at Thap Lamu
(Times are subject to change without further notice.)