The Best of the Similans from Khao Lak
The Best of the Similans
from Khao Lak
The Similan Islands represents the epitome of a tropical paradise. A cluster of small, uninhabited
islands off the Khao Lak coast is surrounded by clear, azure-blue waters, ideal for
snorkelling and seeing the abundance of marine life below the surface.
WHY THIS TOUR?
Beneath the Andaman Sea surface at Similan Island National Park is a complex ecosystem commonly called the “Rainforest of the Sea”. The borders making up for the Similan Islands envelope an area of unparalleled natural beauty and received its national marine park status in 1982.
The underwater world here is full of rock formations and coral reefs in various forms and shapes. With its wonderful underwater scenery and shallow sea level, the area is suitable for skin diving and looking at coral gardens and schools of colourful fish. You have entered one of the best snorkelling sites in Thailand.
06:00 - 17:30
An early morning transfer by minivan will bring you and your fellow travellers to the main boat pier where your speed boat for the day will be ready to welcome you on board. The Similans are a group of 9 protected islands oﬀ the southern coastline of Phuket and Khao Lak and are seen as some of the finest examples of the tropical name and fame of the country.
Closed during May and October for visitors in line with its Marine National Park status, particularly snorkelling, scuba diving and visiting the serene beaches are amongst the most sought-after activities during its opening months. Water clarity is excellent, and each island has its own unique scenery.
In the morning, guests are taken across the Andaman Sea to one of the more characteristic islands of the group. A sheltered space in front of island number 8, Donald Duck Bay is a popular overnight spot for live-aboard scuba diving vessels. The name Donald Duck is derived from the large boulder on the east side of the bay, resembling the head of this famous cartoon character. Besides its beach, the hike to the island’s viewpoint, called Sailing Boat Rock, visible by its huge symbolic rock of sailing boat shape atop the mountain is a perfect way to grasp the beauty of Donald Duck Bay
We then head out to Koh Miang (Honeymoon Bay) where a picnic lunch is served with this idyllic background as your decor. Romance reigns supreme here above and below the surface. A longer snorkelling stop is made here that include Princess Bay. Abundance aplenty of underwater life and beauty to admire!
The captain and his crew will give you ample time to enjoy the beauty before the speed boat brings you back to the mainland of Khao Lak at Nam Kem Pier and your resort, where you will arrive at around 5.30 pm.