Similan Island

Colorful Similan Island!

Similan Islands are located about 30 miles off Thailand’s West coast in in the Andaman Sea, the Similan Islands have been a protected national park since 1982.

The park originally included 9 islands, Similan is Yawi word which means "nine", it consist of nine islands in the landscape from north to south, but 2 more have been added for a total of 11. They are covered with granite boulders, ironwood & gum trees, and some include small picturesque white-sand beaches.

But the real reason most people visit is not to lay on the beach, but to snorkel and scuba dive the 5000 year old reefs and boulder fields around the islands.

The sea here is known for it’s amazing visibility, and the underwater wildlife is abundant.

Koh Similan is one of the best-known island groups in the Andaman Sea, largely because of the wonders that wait beneath the clear blue waters that surround it. These island are famous for beautiful white sandy beach and the water is crystal clear that you can see fishes under the sea water with your eyes. The Similans aren't as dramatically scenic as the limestone islands of Krabi or Phang Nga Bay, which many people have come to associate with the Andaman Sea. Instead, you find low-lying formations covered with thick forest.

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