Koh Surin Tai is the second-largest island of the archipelago after Koh Surin Nuea, and it is attached to its bigger sister. Ao Bon on the east side of the island offers a glimpse of a small community of the Moken sea gypsies. The Moken village on Koh Surin Tai is open to the public, where it serves as a popular tourist attraction for visitors to learn more about this fascinating culture. Aside from the Moken village, all of Koh Surin Tai is off-limits to visitors due to strict wildlife conservation rules to protect the fragile ecosystem. After all, the sea turtles still nest here.
Turtle Ridge on the southeast side of the island is a gorgeous sloping coral reef where divers tend to spot hawksbill and green sea turtles. Frequent sightings of large schools of fish are common when diving in the south in Chong Kat. You can come face to face with barracuda, butterflyfish, pufferfish, and unicornfish. Thailand’s first underwater snorkeling trail with signs can be found on the northwest side of Koh Surin Tai. Here, in Tao Bay, there is another popular spot for divers and snorkelers alike.
When visiting Similan Islands on a day trip from Phuket or Khao Lak, Koh Miang is always included in the itinerary. With its stunning scenery, viewpoints, powder-soft beaches, and turquoise waters, Koh Miang will leave an everlasting impression. Alongside the rest of Similan islands, Koh Miang is best to visit from November until mid-May, with the absolute best months being February and March.