In 1982, the 128 square kilometers of the Islands were declared a marine national park.
|Location||About 100 kilometers northwest of Phuket|
|Accessibility||Through Phuket, Thap Lamu or Khao Lak by boat|
Why To Visit
» Marvellous unspoilt beaches
» Amazing coral growth
» Numerous colorful fish, both big and small
» Crystalline blue water
» Stunning underwater rock formations
Similan Islands are a prime tourist destination of Thaland, attracting visitor from all over the world. Get informed about them.
Similan Islands have many exquisite beaches in their kitty for the visitors. The three most visited islands- Koh Similan, Koh Hu Yong and Koh Ba Ngu- lure the tourists with their assets. These islands are acclaimed all over the world for their beauty, both on land and in the surrounding underwater world.
Few places can be as good as Similan Islands for diving. The islands host the most spectacular group of dive sites in Thailand and have achieved recognition for the sport worldwide. The growing number of divers every year testifies the popularity of the sport and the facilities available.
Watching and Photographing Fish
Similan Islands are the ideal destinations for the ones who enjoy watching and photographing fish. There are not only small, colorful fish but one can also sight large fish like whale sharks, leopard sharks, white tip and black tip sharks and cow tail rays.
Similan Island have marvellous underwater scenery which draws divers from all over the world. Beautiful coral gardens and reefs in crystal clear waters is a sight never to be forgotten. Speedboating in the waters of Similan Islands provides you with an opportunity to explore the amazing scenes in the water. Boat trips leave for Similan Islands from tourist destinations like Phuket and Patong.
Similan Islands are loved by the snorkellers for the beautiful experience they provide. If one wants to spoil one's loved one with the choice of spot and facilities, Similan Islands are recommended.
Diving Hot Spots
|Breakfast Bend||East to Similan Island 9||Excellent place to dive at night|
|Elephant Head||South of Koh Similan||Regarded best in Similans, A genuine diving challenge|
|Shark Fin Reef/Boulder City||Similan Island 3||Depth of 55 metres, For experienced divers|
» Weather is more or less pleasant from November to March.
» Mid-May to October is the rainy season.
» Air temperatures are normally hot with high humidity.
» Water temperature is generally around 250C.
How To Reach
Boats can be taken from Phuket, Thap Lamu and Khao Lak. You can also hire boats from any of the several diving companies working in the area.
Accommodation & Dining
There are few dining and accommodation options. One can look in Ko Similan (Island # 8) and Ko Miang (Island # 4) Islands for these facilities if in need.