Similan Islands, Phang Nga

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Dive, hike, or just relax at Similan Islands, protected as a national park since 1982. The largely untouched natural wonder encompasses an archipelago of nine separate isles and draws nature lovers and adventurous souls from around the world. The endangered coral and plentiful sea life, experiencing recovery after decades of fishing bans, remain hugely appealing for snorkelers interested in observing life in its many wondrous forms. Work out when and for how long to visit Similan Islands and other Phang Nga attractions using our handy Phang Nga trip maker site .
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  • Very clean beach with amazing signature. the rock formation was superb which set as signature of the island. You can also climb to peak and stand on huge stone where you can see how beautiful the isla...  more »
  • Don’t do it. It caters and focuses majorly on the Chinese tourist. Far too crowded on the uncomfortable speed boat. Too much time sitting around waiting to be picked up at the beginning of the day. Th...  more »
  • This day trip cost 2,500 baht pp, approx £62!! The day started early with a pick up from the hotel at 08.00 hours. A few more pick up’s en route to the pier which is by the naval base in Khao lak. We ...  more »
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  • A very beautiful place! I have been here a couple of times both snorkeling and scuba diving. The visibility in the water is usually amazing. Make sure to check the weather forecast before going since the boat ride is pretty long and the sea can be quite rough. Bring and or take a remedy for sea sickness.
  • Maybe it's because I live a 5hr flight away from Hawaii, but I was very disappointed with the quality of the snorkeling and the amount of people. We did a day tour and the 1.5 hour each way speed boat ride to get there was extremely bumpy and uncomfortable, the visibility was not great and the corals were mostly dead, very few fish and lots of tourists in the water. The only good thing was that the water is very warm. We had lunch at one of the islands and it was a nightmare, no place to sit, barely a place to stand while eating, surrounded by literally thousands of tourists.
  • Simply Paradise, takes kind of a long speed boar ride to get there. But when I was there, I had the feeling the tourism there was done in a way which allows the islands and nature to stays intact
  • Beautiful beach and sea. Not a good place to see beautiful coral and fishes.
  • Actually this is very promoted place with regular service, snorkeling is regular, nothing specific. Beach is excellent with white sand but very crowded. Very beautiful view from top rocks.
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