A group of 9 islands off the coast of Phang Nga approximately 100 kilometers northwest of Phuket, the Similan Islands are world famous for their spectacular natural beauty both above and below the water. Protected as a national marine park (the park is closed from May to October and three of the islands are closed to visitors year-round), the islands are often rated among the top 10 dive sites in the world. The islands are normally referred to by numbers from 1 to 9 but also have their own Thai names. This fantastic day trip departs from Tab Lamu Pier in Phang Nga and takes in islands 4, 7, 8 & 9, featuring pristine white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and great snorkeling with an abundance of marine life to see.
Tachai Island, also called Virgin Island, is situated between Similan and Surin National Marine Parks, 135 km north-west of Phuket and 70 km west of Khao Lak. It is considered to be one of the best diving and snorkeling sites in Thailand. It has beautiful corals with many large fish. There are leopard sharks, nurse sharks and eagle rays. Hawksbill turtle and whale sharks are regular visitors of these water. It is a lovely island with a long white beach, beautiful waters, rocky outcrops and a small mountain viewpoint. It is also home to the peculiar chicken crabs.
SURIN ISLANDS SNORKELING DAY TRIP
The Similan Islands is a group of islands in the Andaman Sea off the coast of, and part of, Phang Nga Province, southern Thailand. It is a national park, Mu Ko Similan, which was established in 1982
5.00-6.00 Phuket pickups
7.00-7.30 Khao Lak pickups
8.00-8.15 Khuraburi pickups
9.00 Departure from Khuraburi pier
10.00 Arrive at Koh Surin
10.15 1st snorkel site
11.00 2nd snorkel site
12.00 Lunch at National Park HQ
13.30 Moken Village (tide dependant)
14.15 3rd snorkel site
15.00 Departure from Surin Islands
16.00 Arrive at Khuraburi Pier
THE PAND-NGA BAY CRUISE
Sail away on a slow boat from China Exotic Phang Nga Bay awaits as you head off on a restored Chinese junk in the romantic style of a bygone era. Sail over shimmering seas, around James Bond Island and past dense mangrove forests, then meet a traditional fishing community at their floating village in the heart of the bay. After a sumptuous lunch on board relax in the sun, or snorkel amongst schools of tropical fish as they dart around the forests of coral, finally cruising home as the sun gently sets over this beautiful bay. This excursion is also available in French and German on selected days. The itinerary may alter due to weather conditions.
WAT THAM SUWAN KHUHA
Wat Tham Suwan Khuha is a surprising cave sheltering an immense reclining golden Buddha. So if you feel like a little drive outside Phuket island, explore another side of Phang Nga! This region is not only famous for its incredible limestone cliffs plunging down into the sea, but also for some unexpected jewels. If you rent a car, driving along these majestic cliffs of Phang Nga will reveal impressive landscapes and the surprising Wat Tham Suwan Khuha cave where this famous reclining Buddha is located.
JAME BOND ISLAND
James Bond Island is a famous landmark in Phang Nga Bay. It first found its way onto the international tourist map through its starring role in the James Bond movie 'The Man with the Golden Gun'. A distinctive feature of this famous bay is the number of sheer limestone cliffs that vertically jut out of the emerald-green water.
Ko Panyi is a fishing village in Phang Nga Province, Thailand, notable for being built on stilts by Indonesian fishermen. The population consists of 360 families or 1,685 people descended from two seafaring Muslim families
KAPONG SAFARI TOUR
Kapong tubing nature tour - Day trip from Phuket and Khao Lak
Enjoy an action-packed day out in Phang Nga's beautiful surroundings with a Kapong tubing nature and safari Tour. Featuring three different programmes to suit your interests, you can go elephant trekking along jungle paths, elephant bathing, enjoy a local lunch, swim in the fresh waters of a three-level waterfall and then ride along the river in a rubber tube. The full-day sustainable tour focusses on excitement as well as the conservation of nature and local communities. You will also be well looked after, with an English-speaking guide, insurance and round-trip transfers.
Rafting training and white water rafting level II-III 5 km Pick up from Hotel @ 7.30-8.00 program include delicious Thai Ser Lunch and Refreshment.