Everything You Need To Know About The Similan Islands, Thailand

Everything You Need To Know About The Similan Islands, Thailand

Similan Islands

The Similan Islands near Phuket are among the most popular island groups in the Andaman Sea. They offer white sandy beaches, rich marine life, and ideal spots for snorkeling and scuba diving. Before you go, check out our guide to the Similan Islands!

A Guide To Similan Islands, Thailand

People swimming near Similan Islands

Where are the Similan Islands located?

Similan Islands (Phang Nga Province) are located in the Andaman Sea. They’re protected as Similan Islands National Park.

Islands: Ko Hu Yong, Ko Payang, Ko Payan, Ko Miang, Ko Ha Island, Ko Payu, Ko Hin Pousar, Ko Similan Island, Ko Bangu, Ko Bon, and Ko Tachai Island

How to get to the Similan Islands?

You can get to the Similan Islands from Thap Lamu Pier near Khao Lak in Phang Nga. The boats are operating daily from October to May.

Best Time To Visit Similan islands

Tropical fish near Similan Islands

The best time to visit Similan Islands is in December and January. For security reasons and because of rough weather conditions, the Similan National Park is closed from May to October. The exact dates vary each year, so look it up before planning a trip there.

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Where To Stay In The Similan Islands

A tourist boat arriving at Similan Islands

Have a look at the best places to stay near the Similan Islands:

White Cat Hotel – a comfortable stay in Takua Pa with free parking and a private beach

Casacool Hotel Khoalak – a three-star hotel with room service, only one kilometer away from the Bang Niang beach

Ruk Cozy Khao Lak– this accommodation boasts an on-site restaurant, a swimming pool, and non-smoking rooms

Motive Cottage Resort – located 2 minutes from JJ Massage & Spa, the cozy resort offers spacious rooms, a TV, and a swimming pool

Best Things To Do In The Similan Islands

A whale encounter near the Similan Islands

Here’s a list of things to do in the Similan Islands:

  1. Go snorkeling or scuba diving – observe the rich marine life and beautiful coral reefs, and visit the Elephant Head Rock dive site
  2. Climb the huge rock formations in the Donald Duck Bay
  3. Swim in the turquoise sea
  4. Relax on the soft sandy beaches

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Are Similan Islands worth visiting?

Absolutely! If you’re near Phuket Island, the Similan Islands are a must-see!

Can you dive in the Similan Islands?

Yes! Similan Islands are the top-rated destination for scuba diving in Thailand.

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