Know everything about Similan Islands
The Similan Islands is an archipelago in the Anadaman Sea off the coast of, and is part of Phang Nga Province in Thailand. The park consists of 11 islands like: Ko Tachai, Ko Bon ( Ko Talu), Ko Ba-Ngu ( Ko Bayu), Ko Similan, Ko Hin Pousar, Ko Payu ( Ko Pa Yu), Ko Ha, Ko Milang ( Ko Meang), Ko Payan ( Ko Pa Yan), Ko Payang ( Ko Pa Yang), and Ko Huyong ( Ko Hu Yong). The national park of the Similan Islands is located 50 kms west of Khao Lak, 80 Kms off the coast of Phang Nga province, or 84 kms north-west of Phuket, in southern Thailand. Thus, for people visiting from Phuket pier, it would take about an hour and a half to reach on speedboat. The national park was established in 1982, and is now scheduled to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It’s a protected marine territory and is open to tourists and general public only 6 months in a year, usually between 16 Oct to 15 May.
Similan is best known as one of the best diving & snorkeling destinations. It is also known for its scenic mornings and is also popular among the sailing fraternity. If you are an adventure traveler, then you should ride with local boats in Similan Islands. It’s also a great place for Snorkeling, bird watching and sunbathing.
These islands are also famous for beautiful white sand beaches and the water is crystal clear that you can see the fish under the water with your naked eyes. Similan have the greatest diversity of fish species. Colorful fish such as lionfish and clownfish, and bigger ones like Manta or even a Whale shark can be spotted easily.
Colossal Vacation organizes daytrips from Phuket, starting early 5am in the morning, with travel time of up to 2 hours depending on the boat used.
Why are the Similans Islands famous?
- These Islands have strikingly beautiful and unique sights that make it so picturesque and so amazing to capture it in lens, something that photography and nature enthusiasts die for!
- There are dozens of dive centers, where you can easily get the cheapest speedboat, restaurant & basic accommodation.
- You can see the turtles swimming around the boat while having fun in a speedboat.
3 facts to remember to avoid getting into trouble
– Do not pick up coral life.
– Do not walk and swim on coral.
– Do not feed the fish in any case.
– Do not sit at the front of the speedboat.
Looking for the best spot for swimming, snorkeling, diving, and making a plunge Thailand – and truly the outstanding on the planet? This is it! The Similan Islands! Submerge yourself in the national fortune of Thailand.