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Similan Islands National Park

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Address: 50 kilometers from Khao Lak, Phang Nga Province, Thailand
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Activities: Scuba diving

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Don't just do day trip, you need time to find and hold the paradise

The islands and beautiful and the government actually makes sure there is a protected park. We were in love with the different islands and the rudimentary services they provided... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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McAllen, Texas
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McAllen, Texas
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The islands and beautiful and the government actually makes sure there is a protected park. We were in love with the different islands and the rudimentary services they provided. The beaches are pristine, but don't be like some un-named tourists and leave rubbish on the beach!!! The water is clear and refreshing, you will feel like you're in a dream... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

What a lovely island! Clear blue water, white floury sands, rocks and green trees!! Shame you can't have a resort here!! We went there on an excursion after snorkelling on one of the islands (hardly saw anything because the corals are dead). We eat food on the tables which were okay before we went up to climb the rocks. I... More 

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

We visited the Similan Islands on a day trip. The sea, beaches and islands are stunning, certainly one of the best places in Thailand. Snorkeling was quite good too, though not many corals have survived. And the tour staff from Wow Andaman made it an even better experience, great organization, they're totally professional and also served a delicious lunch. Arty... More 

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We went to the islands by speedboat from kho lak, we paid about 2000 baht each and was worth every penny. We went to 5 islands it total. The beaches were fantastic the best I have ever walked on and the sea so clear and full of fish of all colours and sizes. Truly a fantastic place. The company provided... More 

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Dronfield England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Islands are obviously beautiful lo look at now. Spolit though by 10 speed boats arriving at same time. Beaches are packed, snorkelling is average at best as too many people in one spot. Its like Phi Phi islands, that is too many tourists. We travelled from Phuket, not worth it as too long a day for limited enjoyment. Wow Andaman... More 

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Kusadasi, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was an incredible day and the most beautiful beach ever. Great place to visit with not a lot of tourists as it is far to go to with a long speed boat ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Poseidon Bungalows runs three day live aboard Similan Tours for snorkeling. The trip was wonderful! During the trip we saw turtles, plenty of fish and even whales! The food was included and it was really good. Compared to one day snorkeling tours this was totally something else. Most of the times our boat was the only one. We changed the... More 

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Great place to unwind with very few tourists as not easily accessible due to the long speed boat trip.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Make sure you have enough time to explore Similan's. Multi-day liveaboards are highly recommended (we used Andaman Divers services). Lot of stuff to see - tons of fish, mantas etc. BUT hurry up - looking at the number of tourists it will be very crowded in 2-3 years and higher water temperature will destroy the corals... :-( too bad. For... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

o see. Chinese tourists didn't give a damn about the regulations on the national park and left litter on the beach waters before heading to ruin another gem of the marine world. My suggestion is to lift the prices for these tours so high that only the ones who really appreciate the value of the place travel there. These areas... More 

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