The Similan Islands are often called a paradise in paradise. Thailand in itself is already magnificent and when you find pearls as these you sometimes can’t believe your own eyes. When I saw the photos from here I was mesmerized so I thought that I would share them with you.
You can get there easily from Khao Lak or Phuket but the ride takes about 1-3 hours depending on where you start from. The boat ride itself takes about 75 minutes on a fast speedboat.
It is well worth the trip if you love snorkeling and beautiful scenery.
Almost all travelers that visit the Similan Islands find it breathtakingly beautiful but there is a problem with that. The problem is that everyone wants to see these islands so at times they are very crowded which can spoil the experience.
If you want a less crowded experience you can go to the Surin Islands instead which are not so far from the Similan Islands.
Day tours from Phuket and similar starting points almost always looks the same. You go in a boat with about 20 – 30 other passengers and once you arrive you do some snorkeling outside the island. After that you go on the island for lunch, included, and then you can explore the island or do some more snorkeling.
After all the fun is done you simply get back on the boat to head back home in the evening.
Now there are some travelers that say it is best to stay 1 or 2 nights on the island to make the most of the trip while others say that a day trip is more than enough. I haven’t been there yet so I cant really say much other than that I will go there someday because it just looks so amazing!
Have you been to the Similan Islands? Drop a comment and tell us!