Thailand’s Most Beautiful Islands: Visiting the Similan Islands

June 3, 2016

similan islands

There is no doubt that Thailand is home to countless stunning islands. However, the Similan Islands have that certain something that make them just a tad more beautiful. Crystal clear waters, spectacular sea life and white sandy beaches with huge boulders surrounding the shore. It’s the ultimate island destination for water enthusiasts and beach lovers alike.

similan islands

When researching and planning our Thailand itinerary, my boyfriend came across the Similan Islands. A quick google search later revealed what the fuss about these islands in Thailand is about. The Similan National Park is a set of nine rather small, inhabitant islands of which only a couple are open to the public in order to protect the untouched nature. The picturesque islands feature turquoise colored water, pure soft sand and are a popular spot for diving and snorkeling.

similan islands

similand islands

We booked an one day trip to the islands to snorkel in the stunning waters and to explore the jungle covered island. We were particularly excited to spot some turtles, but unfortunately we haven’t been lucky that day. However, we saw countless beautiful colorful fish and enjoyed the gorgeous beach to the fullest. If you’re a vivid diver, then I would suggest you to book a diving trip that lasts several days to fully take advantage of the beauty these islands have to offer.

similan islands

similan islands

How To Get There
The Similan Islands are located about 60 km off of the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. Our bumpy speed boat ride took about an hour from Khao Lak. The easiest way to get to the islands is by booking a trip through a tour company, as there are no regular ferries departing to the islands. To preserve the National Park, it is only possible to visit these islands between November until April (dates can vary slightly every year).

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  • Reply Carina June 6, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    I had never heard about these islands, but they look so beautiful. Like a true dream destination!
    Oh I miss the beach living in Madrid at the moment.
    Hugs from Spain,

  • Reply Florence June 16, 2016 at 8:49 am

    I really want to visit Thailand for all its treasures and for these beautiful beaches!!
    Beautiful pictures !

    • Reply Girl x Departure June 16, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      Thank you 🙂 I can only recommend it! It’s a beautiful country!

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