The Similan Islands is definitely worth the long day trip tour, every year the Similan Islands opens up from mid October till Mid April allow Tourist visiting Thailand access to the Similan islands which are located in the Similans National Marine Park of Thailand. Similans has some of the best scenery and nature in Thailand and are located 48 Km from there resort town of Khao Lak you can visit the islands as a day trip or on our overnight tour from Phuket. Getting there by speedboat is our best choice.
Snorkel Thailand’s best, then the Similan Islands are the place go. Taking a Daily mini van trips run from Phuket to Khao Lak took us just over 1 hour the starting departure point where our speedboat took us on a fantastic life time snorkelling and Sightseeing overnight experience to these fantastic islands.
The clear blue waters and protected of Island #8 Donald Duck Bay bay provide excellent, safe condition for our snorkelers, from the sandy bay shallow coral reefs slowly descending into the colourful corals.
Koh Similan National Park Rangers provided us with large tents on the park HQ at Koh Miang (Island number 4) there are no real resorts shops or stores on the islands, so if you stay overnight this will be in a tent or bungalow. This small island takes only a few minutes to walk from one side to the other, the small trail takes you past large tree home to many large fruit bats also known as flying foxes who soar overhead. Some great sunsets can be viewd from the West coast on top of sail rock.
Our overnight snorkeling tour was a Tent accommdation (camping) come with a floor mat, sheets, pillows and a mosquito nets, Facilities are basic with a shower and toilet block and a restaurant. All meals,fruit, drinking water, coffee, tea, Insurance, tour guide, snorkeling quipment,(mask, snorkel, life jacket) Camping is very basic and allows 3 people per tent.
What to take with you: sunglasses, sun cap, sun block lotion, camera with film and batteries, beach towel.
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