Surin islands review
Surin Islands are genuinely unspoiled, the secret destination of Phang Nga province in Thailand. With shallow, jade waters in between its five islands, Koh Surin is a beautiful home to a small community of Moken ‘sea gypsies.’ Having settled on Surin Islands for decades, the fascinating Moken guarantee an authentic welcome to paradise.
There are five islands in the Surin archipelago: Koh Surin Nuea, Koh Surin Tai, Koh Ri, Koh Khai, and Koh Klang. Only two islands (Surin Nuea and Surin Tai) feature a minimal level of infrastructure. In contrast, three others are ideal for a private boat tour and exploration of the untouched nature. With shallow waters in between, the color of the sea around islands is of incredible emerald color. Quite the opposite of nearby turquoise Similan Islands.
Koh Surin Tai is the place to be if you like the idea of having the whole paradise for yourself. Since the entire island features a dense, thick jungle covering white powder beaches, you’ll have a chance to explore diverse flora and fauna. The waters are calm and shallow, which allows you to snorkel from any beach. In addition to secluded beaches and diving spots, you can immerse in the authentic culture and traditions of the Moken community – gypsies of the sea.
Getting to know the real sea gypsies and even go fishing together is what attracts most visitors to visit Surin Islands. Here you can find a quiet refuge from the tourist trap of the Similans. The Surin Islands tour is definitely for you if you’re searching for the most beautiful diving spots with abundant sea life, shallow waters, and untouched nature. An overnight snorkeling tour is the best option to discover this quiet refuge of the lost world.
- AIRPORT Phuket
- BEST TIME TO VISIT Nov - May