Similan Islands are one of the favorite spot in Thailand. The group of islands ranks among the 10 most attractive dive areas in the world. White sandy beaches and pristine waters make it an ideal holiday destination for those looking for relaxing holidays.
“Similan” is formed of nine granite islands running from north to south. Each has a specific name and number: Ko Huyong (Similan Island #1), Koh Payang (Similan Island #2), Koh Payan (Similan Island #3), Koh Miang (Similan Island #4), Koh Ha (Similan Island #5), Koh Payu (Similan Island #6), Koh Hin Pousar (Similan Island #7), Koh Similan (Similan Island #8), and Koh Bangu (Similan Island #9).
Among them, islands number 1, 2 and 3 are dedicated to turtle hatching and reef conservation efforts. Therefore, those islands are not open to public. In great effort to protect the sub-marine eco-system, fishing is also banned in Similan National park. Those conservation efforts are part of the reason why Similan Islands remain a popular destination.
Similan Islands are constantly ranked on top of the list for the quality of its beaches and well-maintained diving sites among all sites in Thailand.
To get to the Similan Islands, Patong Pier is the closest point from Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa (10 minutes). However, it takes about 4 hours from the Patong Pier to Similan (70 km). The other option is to leave from Thap Lamu Pier in Thai Muang district of Phang Nga province. It will take about 1.5 – 2 hours from our Novotel Phuket resort and about 3 hours (40 km) for the boat trips.
For more information, please contact our tour desk at the resort or visit Similan Islands official website.
Address: Mu Ko Similan National Park, Thai Mueang District, Phang-nga, Thailand