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Address: Phang Nga, Thailand

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Guess it was very beautiful in the old days

Similan island was very beautiful with high quality water. Sand of beach was fine and view from the top was magnificent. Because we arrived earlier than other tour so it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Similan island was very beautiful with high quality water. Sand of beach was fine and view from the top was magnificent. Because we arrived earlier than other tour so it's comparatively quiet there. What I wanna mention is the underwater world. I saw many fishes and even sea turtle but the coral there was in grey color, they were dead.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very beautiful place. We spent time exploring the island beaches and diving around the kliffs. The sea life was amazing out there and in adition the beaches are perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

World renowned as one of the top 10 dives sites in the world and rightly so. I dived "bat fish bend" and "amongst the rocks". Here at these locations you will find all manner of hard/soft corals, amazing variety of fishes coupled with crystal clear viability. An absolute must for divers and snorkelers looking for underwater life.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Different shades of clear water with high visibility, soft sand beaches, breathtaking views! Similan islands are like paradise. There is not much crowd on the islands as they are not as easily accessible as Phi-Phi or some others. We took a full day tour to see 4 of the islands and snorkelled near 2 of them. It was a day... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Similan was an amazing surprise for us. The place is even more beautiful than what you see in the pictures. Definitely one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Only drawback is that there are a lot of rocks on the beach so easy to get scratched. The snorkeling is amazing, a lot of fish and sea life and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Well.preserve with great scenery which is hard to find in asia. Journey is a bit long from patong (2 hr bus ride amd 1 hr 15 min speedboat ride) but it's worth to go at least once in a life time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Visited the Similan Islands with the Seastar Andaman company. The trip was well organised and the tour guides from this company were knowledgeable and very hospitable. We went to several islands and snorkel spots by speedboat. It's like an 1.5 hour drive by speedboat to the islands. The water is really clear and we saw quite some colourful fish: small... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I am writing this whilst still in Thailand as I am so compelled to warn you NOT to bother with this trip. There are SO many people and so many boats all following the same route that there is no "paradise" about this place at all. Noise levels are insane with the boat leaders constantly shouting out to their groups,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had great expectations on this visit. After hiring a speedboat tour we headed to visit the islands and snorkeling. Boat was as promised, tour a little expensive between 1800-2500 baht, but the place was crowded, almost no security measures, had to be careful of people and boats when snorkeling and the worst thing the worst thing was loud music when... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Most of the dive sites are good but the wow factor for me was Rucheliu Rock. Went with Octavia - helpful crew and the food was good, but wished the dive master was more engaging and pro-active in showing us the area. Overall, still a worthwhile experience.

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