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Similan Islands

Phang Nga, Thailand
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Phang Nga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Islands
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Trang Province, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

It was a bit of a disappointment. Due to the huge crowds of tourists and due to general coral bleaching. On island no. 8, Sail Rock Island there were heaps of rats at night fall. The toilet facilities were beyond description, a health risk. I have seen better diving elsewhere in Thailand, but that admittedly is a few decades ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Our first week in Thailand was well.... Quite awful. I was thinking to myself, why do people come here. I was actually ready to leave the country early, then.... Fantastic Similan tours came along! They put a smile on our face and showed us the nice side if Thailand! They were all very hospitable and made sure to take care... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in Feb 2014 with friends, 5 in total. We used THAPLAMU ANDAMAN TOURS who I have to say are probably the best tour operators I've experienced, our guides were called JENNY and Mr. EK who were the funniest, friendly and most helpful people I've met and it was a pleasure to meet them. Our... More

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have been to James Bond Island, Phi Phi Island, Coral Island, Bamboo Island, Khai Island and many more in Thailand but SImilan Island is the best of all. It took me 3 hours in speed boat to get there as the island is located in the middle of the ocean far away from Thailand mainland. The water there is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We book the Similan Island tour from one of the tour operator in Khao Lak and we were given a special price discount @ 1800B per person. We were picked up from our hotel at 7.00am and transfer to the Tap Lamu Pier by minibus. We were then dropped off at the Similan Pro Dive shop; where tea, coffee &... More

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Thessaloniki
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Beautiful islands off the coast of Khao Lak. Cost of daytrip quite high, but is worth it if you take into consideration that you 're visiting 4 islands with nice beaches and even nicer sea bed full of sea turtles and multi-coloured fish!

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Beautiful islands but THE WORST TOUR WE HAVE EVER BEEN ON! Do not go with this company, rude tour guides, long waits, crowded speed boats, overall not worth the headache. Would definitely recommend visiting these islands but not with this company.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Booked through the rep but was well worth the 2800 Bath. Saw plenty of fish and even sea turtles. The trip staff are excellent. Very helpful and funny. All food and drink was provided all day. Recommend

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Unbelievably fine sand on the beaches. Snorkelling was great for the fish but not much coral, just good rock shelves to attract the fish. Only drawback was a motion sick grandson but he managed it well; don't think he will go again though.

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Florida City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

My boyfriend took me out for a snorkeling trip even I can't swim, can you imagine that? I can't have water over my nose, I can't get the water into my ears, I am scare of getting sank, how could I do snorkeling? But I made it, YES, I made it! From the picture in my review you will see... More

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