Koh Surin Nuea, or simply the north island, is the main island of Surin Archipelago where the national park headquarters sit. The island promises gorgeous emerald-color bays, including Mai Ngam and Chong Kat, with cozy camping areas. Visitors often flock to Koh Surin Nuea not only for its beauty but for the many activities that can be carried out around the island. It is a perfect base for scuba divers, snorkelers, hikers, and adventurers who wish to learn more about the local sea gypsies culture.
The diving sites on Koh Surin Nuea are well known for regular sights of large pelagic fish such as manta rays and sharks. Whale sharks are often seen off the north coast of Koh Surin Nuea. While angelfish, butterflyfish, moray, surgeonfish, reef-sharks, and sea turtles, are just ordinary residents of its coastal waters. Stronger currents at different times of the year may bring the presence of large schools of barracudas and fusiliers.
It is much recommended for visitors to spend a night or two on the island to fully experience the wonders of what Koh Surin Nuea has to offer. Accommodation options are pretty comfortable but basic, including bungalows and camping sites. A better option is to explore the islands living aboard a private yacht that you can charter with Islander.