Similan Islands, beautiful nature Paradise for sea lovers.
If you are looking for the most beautiful islands in Thailand, the Similan Islands may be it! They are known for their vibrant blue waters, unique rock formations, and diverse marine life.
So many things about Similan will make you say, “wow,” which is why the Similan Islands are very popular with tourists.
Similan is coming from the Yawi language, which means nine, which comes from the islands that come together to form the Similan Islands. If you've ever seen pictures of white beaches, beautiful seas, and many rocks, this is it. All in one place, The most beautiful island with crystal clear water and fine white sea. The Similan Islands are located in the Andaman Sea on the West Coast of Southern Thailand. There are a total of 11 islands, all numbered for easy identification.
Although there are 11 islands, you will not get to visit them all. Islands 1-3 are just for sea turtle conservation so tours do not go there. Islands 10-11 are for scuba divers and have some of the top-ranking diving in the world if you are an avid scuba diver. However, for most travelers taking an island-hopping day-trip where you can explore islands 4-9 will be the best option. These boat tours make it easy to take in the views of the beautiful blue water and see the fascinating marine life under the sea.
It is also possible to stay on three of the eleven islands in a bungalow or a campsite. If you are interested in camping out on these islands,
The car will pick you up at the hotel in Phuket or Khao Lak around 06.45 and drive you to Tablama Pier. It takes about 40 minutes to the pier and one more hour to the Islands. We booked the tour with Love Andaman We love the very good service and take care of every customer the food was very good. There is also some breakfast in the morning when you arrive at the pier and after coming back in the afternoon there are snacks and ice creams. The lunch was also better than I see on tours before.
The most famous and biggest island of the eleven is named Similan Island ( Island nr 8 ). This island is best known for its unique rock formation. This top rock is the symbol of the Similan Islands and makes for a great viewpoint of the island. Climbing to the top of this hill only takes ten minutes and offers gorgeous views of both sides of the island. A must-do activity when you come to Similan!
From Island 8, we go snorkeling at Ba Ngu Island and Pay Island. Whichever island you go 7I can tell you, the water is very clear. at all the Islands. Getting out of the boat snorkeling is very cool. Under the water, there is a beautiful coral. a large group of fish and this Nemo fish is my personal favorite. We also found moray eels (murenen). But I didn't find any turtles. After snorkeling, we go to eat and relax together on Island 4. there are two beaches, Princess Beach and Haad Lek, and there are many small crabs. Here we spend approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes for lunch and relaxing on the beach or walking to another side of the Island.
At 3 p.m., prepare to return to shore and have some snacks at the pier
The Similan Islands are a protected national park that focuses on the conservation and preservation of the wildlife there. In order to prevent damaging the coral reef from mass tourism, the Thai government closes these islands to tourists for 6 months out of the year from May-October. You can only visit the islands during the high season between November and April. This limited travel season truly makes going to Similan a special occasion, so be sure to plan your dates accordingly so as not to miss your chance to go.