Not far from the crowd of Patong Beach Phuket, about 84 km to the southwest, the islands were gathered in the unity called the Similan Islands. The white sandy beach and the super clear seawater make the islands of the world’s heaven to anyone who comes to enjoy it.
Similan Islands National Park
The Similan Islands are one of the most famous islands in the Andaman Sea. Uniquely, each island has its sequence from 1 to 9 which started from South to North. Dive with Manta Queen Liveaboards allows you to explore the Similan Island, and also the other islands.
There are not only 9 islands that have been gathered here, but 11. However, other islands newly gathered in 1998.
The islands are part of the Mu Ko Similan National Park which was founded in 1982 and has an area of 140 square km. The Similan Islands is very much praised for its beautiful views, both on land and underwater. The best time to visit the islands is between November to April.
One of the Best Diving Locations in the World
Besides the beauty of the beach and the sea, the Similan Islands are also known as snorkeling and diving spots. Even the National Geographic Society has included it in the list of 10 of the best diving spots in the world.
Some of the most beautiful coral species in the world grow and can be found in the waters here. Friendly Manta Rays and Whale Sharks can also be found here when diving. Ko Similan is the largest island in this group and features unique animal-shaped, brains and fungi of coral reefs.
Not only that, giant rocks similar to those on Similan Islands, Phuket, can be seen clearly on the coast, and is one of the attractions here. Bring a pair of binoculars to find a flock of birds who also live in these islands. We can see white-eyed nests, swallow, and Asian birds, as well as other species.