The perfect chain of islands for the ideal coastal vacation ‘Similan’ means nine. These nine islands scattered in the Andaman islands are found just 50 kilometers from the Khao Lak, a beach resort town in Thailand. With their picture postcard appearances, it is hardly surprising that this region has been called to be among the ten best beaches in Asia. Another great news for divers is that it is also considered to be top ten diving destinations in the world. The national park consisting of the islands is also about to make their entrance to the list of Unesco World Heritage sites. It is easy to visit the islands, on boat tours as they are readily available. Although hotels or restaurants do not occupy the islands to a large extent, there are some ranger stations and bungalows for rent.
Vacation In Similan Islands
Day Cruises To Similan Islands
Tourists travel to the Similan Islands which is a known as one of the best diving sites, to explore the wonders below water in Thailand. One can swim in the deep waters see shoals of exotic tropical fish, swim near colorful cities of coral, big rocks in the water and above, through eerie blue caves, swim-throughs, barrel sponges and huge sea fans. Not to mention the possible manta and whale shark that might come your way. There are also shallower areas ideal for snorkeling where one might see various types of fish like clownfish and much more.
With the endless stretches of powdery white sandy beaches and the crystal blue waters revealing so much beneath its surface, and the sun beaming cheerily from above, a visitor tends to share the feeling of belonging to a picture postcard himself. Needless to say, all this is eye candy for a photographer as the sun, sea, and sand never appear to compliment each other so well as in these wonderful wave grit islands.
Catch a glimpse of some rare and endangered sea creatures as well as the turtles nesting among the sand. Dive down to see more of undiscovered treasures and mosaics of coral reefs that leave little to the imagination with their myriad of colors and plethora of shapes.
Come inland to discover more pleasant surprises waiting to thrill you as you step into a Samui Resort on the mainland. With a range of sea view terraces, sophisticated and spacious suites, and a range of facilities. A Samui Hotel leaves little to the imagination whether it is ravishing views of the seascape or indoor indulgences or chic interior décor.
Interacting with the people and learning the culture is a great enlightenment to the way of life. Likewise, having a taste of the delicious local cuisines can leave a memorable taste on one’s taste buds. With all this similan islands liveaboard in Thailand becomes the place where one can have a memorable vacation.