Similan islands review
Similan Islands national park is considered one of the best places for diving and snorkeling in Thailand. Imagine a dreamy chain of eleven remote islands tucked away in the Andaman Sea, incredibly beautiful, with a coral reef that’s 5000 years old. Covered in jungle and grandeur rocks, with remarkable beaches and marine life unmatched in Thailand, the Similan Islands tour promises perfect images of paradise from any angle.
The Similan Islands have initially been nine small islands (similar saying in Malay “Sembilan,” which means nine). But recently, two new islands were included in the group (Koh Bon and Koh Tachai). The islands are part of the Mu Ko Similan National Park, and we can only get close to 6 of them (Koh Similan, Koh Miang, Koh Bangu, Koh Ha, Koh Payu, Koh Bon). The other islands are fully protected since their beaches are usually used by turtles to lay eggs.
The Similan Islands national park is a world-famous diving playground. The best diving sites are Koh Bangu, Koh Bon, and Koh Tachai, while the best snorkeling is around in Koh Ha and Koh Payu. With crystal clear 50 meters visibility, the snorkeling around the Similan Islands is remarkable because you can view the underwater paradise here without diving deep enough.
The most famous island of the Similans is Koh Similan (Island #8) with its terrific Donald Duck and Sail Rock viewpoints. The second best of the Similans is Koh Miang (Island #4). You will find gorgeous powder-soft whitest sands in Koh Miang, where Honeymoon Bay and Princess Bay are among the top things to explore. With resident manta rays, reef sharks, and turtles, the Similans is a paradise destination not to miss.
- AIRPORT Phuket
- BEST TIME TO VISIT Nov - May