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There are daily bus services from Bangkok to Phang Nga departing in the morning and evening. Traveling time is around 12 hours ... see more

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Phang Nga Beaches & Islands

Phang Nga is one of the best places that are known for its picturesque beaches with most amazing views and wild nature. Phang Nga is made up of white sandy beaches, tropical islands, amazing limestone rock formations. Mu Koh Similan, the island s which achieve the world fame. Mu Koh Surin is also Thailand’s popular skin diving area.

Recommended Beaches & Islands



1Ao Chong Khad (Chong Khad Bay)

Location : Between North and South of Surin Island Ao Chong Khad (Chong Khad Bay) The Chong Kad Channel is located between North Surin Island and South Surin Island.The channel is about 200 meters wide. The national park headquarters is just meters away. It takes simply five minutes to walk from the tent grounds to the water. Though the depth is only one to three meters, you should beware of low or rising tides. The current may be strong enough during the changing tides to drag swimmers out to sea. Watch the speed of leaves or other objects in the water to judge the strength and speed of the current. Before the tsunami, Chong Kad Channel was the home of a large amount of soft corals and many types of fish. One could find small Poom corals, colourful sponge, hoy meu suea or purple sea flowers. This spot had the least variety of fish in the Surin Islands; however, the large schools clownfish fish (commonly referred to as "nemo" fish) were hard to miss. Small sized fish like pla jim fun, jorake fish, parrot fish or butterfly fish also made this region their home due to its lines of coral in shallow depths. The coral and fish are scarce in this area after the tsunami;please do not touch the sparse amounts of coral and fish left.

2 Ao Jaak (Ao Chak)

Location : East North of Surin Island Ao Jaak (Ao Chak) Ao Jaak is in the east of north Surin Island. This is one of the farthest diving sites off the Surin Archipelago. Coral lines are located two hundred to four hundred meters from the shore. The inner side of the coral lines has Staghorn coral and Poom coral while the outer side has Kon coral mixed intermittently with Staghorn coral.

Administered by Mu Koh Surin National Park, Khuraburi District

3 Ao Mai Ngam (Mai Ngam Bay)

Location : North of Surin Island Ao Mai Ngam (Mai Ngam Bay) Ao Mai Ngam is on the northwest coast of the North Surin Island. Most of the coral is located over two hundred meters out from the beach itself. During low tides of the full or new moon, one can walk and wade out tothe coral. During high tide, one must swim out. The water is calm except during the monsoon season. To get to Ao Mai Ngam, you can hike along the two thousand meter hiking route where you can enjoy nature study in the jungle paths (this trip takes approximately one to one-and-a-half hours). Otherwise, one can take a small boat to get there. Big boats are not allowed as the water is too shallow. After the short boat ride, one must take a shortwalk of two hundred meters to get to Ao Mai Ngam.

4 Ao Pakkhad

Location : South of Ao Tao Ao Pakkhad As the coral lines are parallel to the shore, this spot is ideal for snorkelling.The most abundant coral around this island is called pakkhad coral, hence the bay's name. These tiny pakkhad coral stretch cover the entire bay. From the bay 's edge one can find a mix of khao kuang coral and kon coral alongwith a variety of butterfly fish. This spot is renowned for having the largest number as well as the most varieties of butterfly fish not just in the Surin Archipelago but in the whole of thailand. Not only is this a place to spot butterfly fish, it is also the territory of at least four species of sinsamutr fish. If you are lucky, you may see a shark patrolling this area as well. A leopard shark has been spotted several times lying in the sand on the edge of the coral. At the deep edge of the coral line one can spot a few sea fans. If you would like to take a look at some soft corals, you should swim along the esa shore with your right shoulder parallel to the coral line for about a hundred meters or so, then you will see at least one spectacular kon coral with some soft coral clinging on it.

How to get there
Ao Pakkhad is a small shallow bay located a bit further down from Ao Tao . The boat ride takes about twenty minutes .
Administered by Mu Koh Surin National Park, Khuraburi District

5 Ao Phang Nga (Phang Nga Bay)

Location : Takua Thung District Phang Nga Bay It covers a total area of approximately 250,000 rai in Amphoe Mueang Phang Nga, Amphoe Takua Thung, and Amphoe Ko Yao. It is Thailand’s second marine national park where most of the area is sea water and islands of limestone mountains of different shapes and beauty. It is also the home of mangrove forest and a breeding area of marine animals. It was declared a national park on 29 April, 1981. December to April is the most appropriate period to visit the Park whereas May to October is the period of heavy rainfalls and strong waves.

How to get there
Ao Phang-nga National Park is situated 12 kilometres from Phang-nga town. Travel 8 kilometres from the town via Highway No. 4, then turn left into Highway No. 4114 and continue for 4 kilometres to the Ao Phang-nga National Park’s headquarters where visitors can obtain tourist information. The trip can also be made by riding a local bus from Phang-nga town. Several tour operators in Phang-nga and Phuket organise a day trip to Phang-nga Bay.
Administered by Ao Phang Nga National Park, Takua Thung District

6 Ao Sai En

Location : East of Surin Island Ao Sai En Ao Sai En is situated east of Surin Island Nuea, with boat people known as Chao Le or Mogen People living their simple and folk way of life. They believe in Indian icons carved out of wood which are regarded as their sacred items. During the full moon day’s period of April every year, they will gather to pay respect to their revered spirits for 3 days.

Administered by Mu Koh Surin National Park, Khuraburi District

7 Ao Suthep (Suthep Bay)

Location : Kuraburi District Ao Suthep (Suthep Bay) Ao Suthep is a large wide gulf so it is not uncommon to witness some stormy waves here. However, the sea around Ao Suthep is not precisely dangerous as it unfriendly to those prone to seasickness. On a fine day, one can see the spectacular endless coral lines in the clear blue sea. Though Ao Suthep may not be able to boast as wide of an array of colorful fish as Ao Tao, this bay definitely has a wider variety of coral than the other locale including kon coral, kuang coral, etc. The dense population of khan kiangs coral at the depth of eight to fifteen meters is worth mentioning; there are even some coral over one meter in height. Another attraction are the enormous sea fan coral located in a shallow area just before the tip jutting out into the deep sea. These sea fans can be seen easily on clear days.

8 Ao Tao

Location : South of Surin Island Ao Tao Ao Tao is located at South Surin Island. There is a giant coral mass, about fifty to two hundred meters in width, at the crest of a steep downward slope twenty to twenty five meters deep. Corals of various sizes and types can be found here; one can find Kon coral, Soft coral as well as some Sea fan in the lower depths. The name of this bay refers to the “Turtle” in Thai. You can see Hawksbill Sea Turtle. Besides, Ao Tao is also famous for the sightings of Manta rays or whale shark in this area.

9 Bang Niang Beach

Location : Between Khuk Khak Beach and Nathong Beach Bang Niang Beach Bang Niang Beach, also known as Chong Fas Beach, is located at the middle of Khao Lak area, between Khuk Khak Beach and Nathong Beach, there is many routes to the beach. Similar to Khuk Khak Beach, but more pretty curve. The fine golden sand is free from rocks, stones or coral. Just a few sea shells are swept ashore during the high tide -- a nice gift to be found in the morning. Swimming is possible any time of the day, during low or high tide. Most of the time the water is not very clear due to the fine sediments that are moved by the waves. The beach is wide at low tide, but only 5 to 10 yards at the height of the high tide. Near the mouth of the Bang Niang River picturesque rocky outcrops make a beautiful backdrop at sunset.

How to get there
is around 1.5 kilometer long and it is a part of the more than 50 km long stretch of sandy or rock beaches along the coast in the region of the khaolak National Park.

10 Bangsak Beach

Location : North of Pakweeb Beach Bangsak Beach Bangsak Beach is in Tambon Bang Muang on Phetchakasem Road, the Thai Mueang – Takua Pa route. The beach is 100 metres off the highway on the left between Km. 76 – 77. Hat Bang Sak offers a long stretch of white sandy beach running parallel to a line of shady pine trees. It is suitable for swimming. The locals as well as tourists usually come here to admire the setting sun. Accommodation and food shops are available on the beach.

How to get there
The beach is situated 1 km off route 4, at distance marker 76km. Bang Sak Beach has a slightly isolated Polynesian setting, and offers good southerly views.

11 Khao Lak Beach

Location : Thai Mueang District Khao Lak Beach Khao Lak Beach is very beautiful beach for nature lovers and tourists seeking a peaceful, quiet resort area. The beach is located 32 kilometres from Amphoe Takua Pa and offers another popular seaside attraction. There is a wide sandy beach with rocks of different sizes. The atmosphere is relaxing and suitable for swimming. It is a nice place to admire the setting sun. It is also a location of many hotels and resorts with designs of accommodation and landscapes that blend harmoniously with the seaside ambience: serene and shady with pine trees and coconut groves on the beach. Its intact nature is gaining popularity among Thai as well as foreign visitors. Opposite the entrance to the Park is situated Chaopho Khao Lak Shrine, which is much revered by villagers.

How to get there
Located in Tambon Bang Muang on Phetkasem Road, on the Thai Mueang - Takua Pa section, between Km.76-77 and going down a side road for another hundred metres.
Administered by Si Phang-nga National Park, Takuapa District

12 Khuk Khak Beach

Location : North of Bang Niang  Khuk Khak Beach Khuk Khak Beach is located just north of Bang Niang and now offers a number of cozy resort to its visitors. To find your way here just follow the signs from the village of Khak Khuk down to the beach. There are a couple of paths and small roads leading towards the water. Once on the beach, you can encounter local fishermen preparing nets and gear for the evening and night fishing.

13Pakarang Beach

Location : South of Pakweeb Beach Pakarang Beach The next area is the developing Pakarang Beach with 3 or 4 resorts about 10 minutes down from the highway. Plenty of massage places and some beach restaurants are located here too. On the way down the road from the highway you branch off to the Boatyard Restaurant, exclusive Sarojin Resort and the beautiful Aow Thong or aptly named White Sand Beach with is three excellent restaurants. Now deservedly one of Khao Lak's most popular day visits.

Also worth a visit is the quiet sandy beach of Pakarang, which is set back three kilometers from km marker 69 on highway 4. During the rainy season, a certain amount of dead coral gets washed up on the beach - hence its name. In close proximity is Laem Pakarang (Coral Cape), where a visit to a site of a ship wreck is a popular day excursion.

14 Pakweeb Beach

Location : North of Khao Lak Beach Pakweeb Beach Around from Cape Pakarang is what most regard as Khao Lak's "Jewel in the Crown", Pak Weeb Beach, which in addition to the Boatyard, the Sarojin, a new bungalow resort and White Sand Beach, around the cove, is the home to the Le Meridien. - Just a few seasonal beach restaurants nearby here and some local ones up on the highway.

Just to the south of Pakweeb Beach lies Laem Pakarang (Coral Cape) and this provides shelter for much of this enchanting and quiet beach.

Inland, across the main highway and well-posted, visitors can spend a cool afternoon at one or all of the Pakweeb, Sai Rai Rung and Bor Hin waterfalls. All year round swimming and water sports are possible here with a gentle and relaxing swell. Just off the main road stands the Baan Pakweeb Monastery.

15Sunset Beach

Location : South of Khao Lak Town Sunset Beach Sunset Beach is located at the south end of the Khao Lak Town or Ban La-On as the locals call Khao Lak. The beach is nice and with low tide quite wide. Also it is the most photographed beach as you can see it directly from the viewpoint (see image above). The beach is only accessable by one of the resorts which dominate the complete sunset beach. Seawater is clear in high season.

16 Thai Mueang Beach

Location : Thai Mueang Sanitary District Thai Mueang Beach Thai Mueang Beach features a white sandy beach running parallel to the highway for a distance of more than 13 kilometres and crystal clear sea suitable for swimming. During November – February, sea turtles will come to lay their eggs on the beach. As such, there is an activity to watch spawning sea turtles on the nights of the waxing moon. During March every year when the eggs are hatched, the baby sea turtles will be released into the sea in a tradition called the “Sea Turtle Releasing Festival”.

How to get there
From Phang-nga provincial town, follow the Phang-nga – Thai Mueang Road for 56 kilometres. Turn left at the Talat Thai Mueang Intersection for approximately 6 kilometres to arrive at the Park’s headquarters. If travelling by car from Bangkok, take Phetchakasem Road via Amphoe Takua Pa and turn into the Takua Pa – Thai Mueang route for about 66 kilometres to arrive at the Talat Thai Mueang Intersection. Thai Mueang Beach is in the Thai Mueang Sanitary District, with a right turn for 1.5 kilometres and another 5 kilometres along the beach to the location of the Park’s headquarters.
Administered by Khao Lampi - Hat Thai Mueang National Park, Thai Mueang Sanitary District


1 Bangu Island

Location : North of Similan islands Bangu IslandBangu Island or Island 9, is known for good scuba diving at the northwestern tip between some rock outcrops known to local divers as Christmas point. The water depth is between 10 and 35 meters and one can find many pelagic fish amongst the rock formations.

How to get there
Thap Lamu Peir to Mu Ko Similan National Park , you can take a private tour boat which controlled by the national park and serves tourists everyday ( 1 sep - 30 may ) . This tour boat departs from Thap Lamu Port at 08.30 am and return boat from Mu Ko Similan National Park to Thap Lamu Port departs at 15.00 pm in everyday. From the port to this islands is about 70 kilometers which takes about 1.5 hours of journey(for speed boat).
Administered by Mu Koh Similan National Park, Khuraburi District

2 Ha Island

Location : East of Similan islands Ha IslandHa Island or Island 5, It's a small island but interesting location for diving. The main attractions and uniqueness for this island is Garden Eels (white and grey eels) can be seen stretching their necks from holes in the sandy floor. There are so many of the place called “Suan Pla Lai”. Moreover, the area is also full of soft coral and stony coral.

How to get there
Thap Lamu Peir to Mu Ko Similan National Park , you can take a private tour boat which controlled by the national park and serves tourists everyday ( 1 sep - 30 may ) . This tour boat departs from Thap Lamu Port at 08.30 am and return boat from Mu Ko Similan National Park to Thap Lamu Port departs at 15.00 pm in everyday. From the port to this islands is about 70 kilometers which takes about 1.5 hours of journey(for speed boat).
Administered by Mu Koh Similan National Park, Khuraburi District

3Khao Tapu Island

Location : Takua Thung District James bond IslandKhao Tapu Island called James Bond Island are the main tourist attractions in Phang Nga Bay. All tourist boats wil stop for visiting and sightseeing. The front side of Tapu Island is very well-known by most foreigners. The Islands gained world fame as the made a décor for the James Bond movie “the man with the golden gun”. Tours to James Bond Island can be found at almost every tour counter in the Phang Nga region.

How to get there
1. By Air Takes a plane to Phuket International Airport, for about 1 hours 15 minutes, and then connect a car for 61 kilometers which takes time about 45 minutes to Phang Nga town. After that takes a minibus, Phang Nga-Tha Dan route, for 9 kilometers and will find it priot to Ta Dan 300 meters.
2. By Boat Rent a boat or contact tour agent to handle for you.
3. By Train Takes a train from Houlampong in Bangkok to Poonpin District at Suratthani and connects to a car for about 160 kilometers (3 hours) to Phang nga town.
4. By Bus Takes an air-condition bus for 441 Baht and the V.I.P bus for 685 Baht about 850 kilometers from Bangkok to Phang nga and then to the bus station Phang nga, you takes a minibus, Phang nga-Tha Darn route for 9 kilometers and for 20 Baht per person.
Administered by Ao Phang-nga National Park, Mueang District

4 Kho Khao Island

Location : North of Khao Lak Kho Khao IslandKho Khao Island is a 64 square kilometre tropical island that lies off the coast of Takuapa in Khao Lak. The island boasts beautiful white sands, a variety of vegetation including mangroves, palm trees, hill evergreens and Casuarina trees but also has paved roads making it easy and convenient to tour around the island.

How to get there
The easiest way to go, is by plane to Phuket and then by bus or taxi north to Takua Pa in about 2-3 hours. Overland busses from Bangkok to Phuket stop in Takua Pa, but need 12-13 hours. Pickup cars bring travellers to the pier in Ban Nam Kem and a ferry boat (by schedule) or longtail boats (individually) do the 10 minutes passage to the island.


5 Koh Bon (Bon Island)

Location : North East of Similan Islands Koh Bon (Bon Island) Bon Island or Talu Island, there is a beautiful white powered beach on this island but no accomodation. The waters are suitable for scuba diving, and Whale Shark is often found here.

How to get there
Thap Lamu Peir to Mu Ko Similan National Park , you can take a private tour boat which controlled by the national park and serves tourists everyday ( 1 sep - 30 may ) . This tour boat departs from Thap Lamu Port at 08.30 am and return boat from Mu Ko Similan National Park to Thap Lamu Port departs at 15.00 pm in everyday. From the port to this islands is about 70 kilometers which takes about 1.5 hours of journey(for speed boat).
Administered by Mu Koh Similan National Park, Khuraburi District

6 Koh Hong (Hong Island)

Location : North West of Ao Nang Koh Hong (Hong Island)Koh Hong is one of the most striking and noteworthy unique rock formations. About 12 islets lay in line vertically stretching from the north to the south of Phang-nga and the Krabi sea. The shady silhouettes of the islands trigger the imagination of travellers and invite all to discover Mother Nature's mystique.

Amongst the numerous islands of the area, one large island seems to be constantly filled with travellers. The island has only a few beaches but offers plenty of room for travellers to set off on thier kayaks, as they embark upon a sea adventure they will never forget with majestic limestone rocks as their backdrop. The place to be is a large lagoon nestled amongst the embrace of the surrounding mountains. The mountains encircling the lagoon are what gave this island its name, "Hong", (which translates to "room" in Thai language). This mysterious geological phenomenon should not be missed or forgotten.

How to get there
Located 46 km from the provincial town of Krabi, Koh Hong is situated at Than Bokkhorani, Tambon Ao Luek Tai, a distance from the Talat Ao Luek Intersection. Proceed along the Ao Luek - Laem Sak route for 1 km. Alternatively, take the local taxi or Song Thaeo ride (Krabi - Ao Luek Neua - Tai) from Muang District and get off at the park’s entrance.
Administered by Than Bokkhorani National Park, Ao Luek District

7 Koh Huyong

Location : South of Koh Miang Koh HuyongHuyong Island or Island 1 is the closest to Phuket with the longest clean white sandy beach of all the islands, making it an inviting place for turtles to come lay their eggs. During turtle’s egg laying season, from November to February, there would be tracks on the beach from turtles that come onshore to lay eggs, resembling centipede tracks. Huyong Island has the easiest dived at a depth of 10 to 15 meters. With hard and soft corals and an abundance of sea fans. The shallowness of the area allows sunlight to penetrate to the bottom resulting in a region teeming with marine life.
Administered by Mu Koh Similan National Park, Khuraburi District

8 Koh Panyee

Location : Phang Nga Bay Koh Panyee Koh Panyee or Panyee Island is the island of the flag and located in Phang Nga Bay. Which is a fascinating fishing village and surrounded by huge limestone cliffs. The villagers are the descendants, directly or indirectly, of Toh Baboo and his family and friends from Indonesia who were the first people to settle on Koh Panyee some 200 years ago. Most of the people here are Muslim. The mosque is considered as the center of the village.

Koh Panyee also has its own football team called Punyi FC. Visitors would not believe that a small island like this could have a football field of their own. However, from the unity of all the villagers they have fulfilled the dreams of the children. Visitors can try grilled squid and many other seafood dishes that can be found all over the island. Nearby attractions

Phang Nga is a small province with a very serene atmosphere so most of the visitors who come here are looking forward to visiting the beautiful sea. However, if visitors travel in the city, they will find a different kind of atmosphere. There are many restaurants and buildings in the Sino-Portugese style. After visiting Pang-nga, visitors can also stop at Poong Chang Cave, Phuket, the unseen cave in the shape of an elephant with many beautiful stalagmites. There is also Khao Lumpee National Park at Tambol Toong Mapraw, Amphur Tai Muang where many ferns can be seen.

How to get there
Koh Panyee is about 20 minutes by long-tail boat from Surakul pier in Phang Nga province.

9 Koh Ra (Ra Island)

Location : Khuraburi District Koh Ra (Ra Island)Koh Ra is located in Phang Nga Province on the Andaman Sea coast of southwest Thailand and as a proposed national park it is one of the last island-gems in Thailand; a large (12 km long running northeast-southwest) and remote, mountainous (up to 250m, 830'elevation) island that has yet no development.

Various terrestrial and marine habitats can be found, waiting to be explored and in need of research and conservation. These include lowland tropical rainforest, beach fringe forest, freshwater streams and marshes, coral and rocky reefs, mangroves and sea grass beds. Because of its high intact forest coverage, Koh Ra abounds with birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians including several species of hornbills, broad bills, pitas, bee-eaters, doves and pigeons, hawks and eagles, wild pigs, deer, otters, pangolin, leopard cats, flying squirrels, lizards, gliding gekkos, tree frogs of all sorts, to name just a few that we normally encounter.

How to get there
You can charter a boat ride from Khura Buri pier to the island. The trip takes just over an hour. Private accommodation is available.
Administered by Koh Ra-Ko Phra Thong National Park, Kuraburi District

10 Koh Similan

Location : Thai Muang District Koh Similan Koh Similan or Koh Paet is the largest island in this group of islands. It has a distinctive horseshoe-shaped bay. The average depth of the water is 60 feet. Underwater is full of rock formations and coral reefs in several shapes and forms such as deer, leaf, brain, and mushroom. The latter one is the most unspoiled coral found in the country. Its soft sandy beach is very beautiful and diving around here will let you see a lot of fishes and coral. To the north, lies a striking large rock formation with astonishing shapes such as boot and Donald Ducks head. The upper part of the beach is an ideal lookout point with a rock of a sailing boat shape.

How to get there
Thap Lamu Pier, located 70 kilometres north of Phang-nga at Amphoe Thai Mueang, is the nearest point to Similan. A boat trip takes around 3 hours. There is no regular boat service for travellers to the island. Boats leaving from Thap Lamu are suitable for group tours and the boat rentals range from 8,000-10,000 baht, depending on various factors. It is sometimes possible for individuals to hitch a ride or pay a reasonable fraction of the rental cost on a boat chartered by a group. This method is by no means certain and should be an option only for the adventurers who have time to spare.

Administered by Mu Koh Similan National Park, Khuraburi District

11 Koh Surin

Location : North of Mu Koh Similan Koh Surin Mu Koh Surin National Park is an archipelago in the Andaman Sea located approximately 70 kilometres off the western shore. It is next to the Thailand – Myanmar border, covering a total area of approximately 84,375 rai out of which about 20,594 rai is an on land area. The Park comprises 5 major islands; namely, Koh Surin Nuea, Koh Surin Tai, Koh Khai (Koh Torinla), Koh Klang (Koh Pachumba), and Koh Ri (Koh Satok). It was proclaimed a national park on 9 July, 1981, and includes islands with beautiful coral reefs in the shallows and various schools of fish of different colours. It offers ideal spots for snorkelling to admire coral reefs in the shallows, especially at Koh Torinla and Koh Pachumba. An ideal spot for scuba diving is the Richeliu Rock, 10 kilometres to the southwest of Koh Surin. This is a site of fertile undersea nature, habitat of various kinds of fish, colourful corals, and where whale shark, the kind Giant of the Sea, is frequently encountered. The most suitable period for a visit is between November and April whereas from May to October is the period of monsoons when there are heavy rainfalls and windy wavy sea.

How to get there
  1. By car - from Amphoe Mueang Phang-nga, take Highway No. 4 (Phetchakasem Road) toward Amphoe Khura Buri and turn left at Km. 721, 6 kilometres before reaching Amphoe Khura Buri, for 3 kilometres. The Park’s direction sign will be seen on the right.
  2. By bus - the Transport Company Limited operates air–conditioned buses from the Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal on Borommaratchachonnani Road once a day, leaving Bangkok at 8.00 p.m. and arriving in Amphoe Khura Buri at 08:00 am., taking a total of 12 hours.
Administered by Mu Koh Similan National Park, Khuraburi District

11 Koh Tachai

Location : North of Similan Island Koh Tachai “Koh Tachai” or “Tachai Island” is one of the Similan islands, and is located at the northern end of the Similan islands national park which is not very far from Surin islands. It is firstly discovered by a man called “Tachai” - this is why is named as “Tachai” island and it is the newest part of the Similan islands where is in the care and responsibility of the Similan islands national park.

Tachai Island is named the most beautiful island in the Andaman Sea. The beauty of the island is the crystal clear blue seawater and pure white sandy beach. Tachai Island has been recently opened for tourists. According to this, environmental conditions on the island and in the sea still remain their natural stunning beauty. Although, it is a small island but there are many outstanding points of interest. For example, brilliant blue sea water and the abundance of colourful coral reefs and sea fans; which are still perfect and are rare to be seen.

How to get there
Thap Lamu Peir to Mu Ko Similan National Park , you can take a private tour boat which controlled by the national park and serves tourists everyday ( 1 sep - 30 may ) . This tour boat departs from Thap Lamu Port at 08.30 am and return boat from Mu Ko Similan National Park to Thap Lamu Port departs at 15.00 pm in everyday. From the port to this islands is about 70 kilometers which takes about 1.5 hours of journey(for speed boat).
Administered by Mu Koh Similan National Park, Khuraburi District

12 Koh Yao (Yao Island)

Location : Phang Nga Bay Koh Yao (Yao Island) Yao islands are located in the south of Phang-nga Bay, 42 kilometers away from the mainland of Phang-nga Province, Thailand. It is a district of Phang-nga Province with a total area of 141.067 square kilometer, consisting of 44 islands. Of these islands, the two most important ones are Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai, which is twice the size of Koh Yao Noi. Koh Yao Noi is the center of government with all government offices located there. Koh Yao has many tourist attractions that still maintain their natural beauty along with many beautiful beaches. The people of this island lead a simple life bond with the sea along with making a living from the sea. Apart from this, not far from the coast of Koh Yao are many exotic islands, which increase the beauty of Koh Yao.

Yao Noi Island
is one of the largest islands surrounding Phuket and can be reached in one hour by boat from Phuket. The island is situated within a very short distance to the well-known destinations of Bileh Islands, Krabi and Phang Nga (James Bond islands). The tourism has not been developed on a large scale on the island, Thai life style remained unchanged and peace and privacy abound. South of Yao Noi Island it has its twin island, Yao Yai Island, which is even bigger and wilder and offers wonderful spots for trekking. Interesting tourist attractions on Yao Noi Island are Tha Khao Beach, Pa Sai Beach, Klong Jaak Beach and Kian Bay.

Yao Yai Island
is the largest island in Yao Island District and has many interesting beaches, such as Thi Kud Bay, Klong Son Bay, Sai Bay, Lo Pa Raed beach, Laan Bay, Hin Kong Bay, and Laem Nok Og. Lo Jaak pier is an important pier from Yao Island to Phuket. The water at the pier is clear and schools of fish swim near the bridge at the pier. Visitors can see the production of dried anchovies (pla ching chang) here. There are inexpensive bungalows on the island along with home-stay accommodation (Yao Yai Village) with the local people, who make a living by fishery or agriculture, to learn their lifestyle. Beautiful beaches on Yao Yai Island are Loh Jaak Beach, Loh Pa Raed Beach, Klong Son Beach, Thi Kud Bay and Lan Bay.

How to get there
To get to Koh Yao Yai , you can also travel from Bang Rong port of Phuket. The boat will drop you by at Koh Yao Yai before departing at the destination, Koh Yao Noi port. You can take taxi-boat traveling between Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai , too. It takes about 15 minutes.

13 Miang Island

Location : South West of Similan islands Miang IslandMeang Island or Island 4 is the next largest island in size to Similan Island and is the site for the headquarters of the park. Here are two white powdered beached, the large beach, in front of the island and the small beach, which is about 20 minutes walk away through evergreen forest.

How to get there
Thap Lamu Peir to Mu Ko Similan National Park , you can take a private tour boat which controlled by the national park and serves tourists everyday ( 1 sep - 30 may ) . This tour boat departs from Thap Lamu Port at 08.30 am and return boat from Mu Ko Similan National Park to Thap Lamu Port departs at 15.00 pm in everyday. From the port to this islands is about 70 kilometers which takes about 1.5 hours of journey(for speed boat).

Administered by Mu Koh Similan National Park, Khuraburi District

14 Panak Island

Location : South West of Koh Hong Panak IslandKoh Panak has wonderful scenery around the island, the cliffs and strange beautiful stalactites almost the same as Koh Hong. It located southwest of Koh Hong where many caves and inner sea are around the island. Some caves can be reach by kayaking while some have very high entrance that tourists need to climb up. The inner sea will be seen from the cave entrance. The favorite attractions are Khang Khao Cave, Ic Cream Cave and Gong Gang Cave.
Administered by Ao Phang-nga National Park, Muang District

15 Payan Island

Location : South of Similan Islands Payan IslandPayan Island or Island 3, The area is quite rocky with cliffs; there are no beaches on this island.

How to get there
Thap Lamu Peir to Mu Ko Similan National Park , you can take a private tour boat which controlled by the national park and serves tourists everyday ( 1 sep - 30 may ) . This tour boat departs from Thap Lamu Port at 08.30 am and return boat from Mu Ko Similan National Park to Thap Lamu Port departs at 15.00 pm in everyday. From the port to this islands is about 70 kilometers which takes about 1.5 hours of journey(for speed boat).
Administered by Mu Koh Similan National Park, Khuraburi District

16 Payang Island

Location : South of Similan Islands Payang Island Payang Island or Island 2, The area is full of rocky mountains with cliffs and rocks formation round the island.

How to get there
Thap Lamu Peir to Mu Ko Similan National Park , you can take a private tour boat which controlled by the national park and serves tourists everyday ( 1 sep - 30 may ) . This tour boat departs from Thap Lamu Port at 08.30 am and return boat from Mu Ko Similan National Park to Thap Lamu Port departs at 15.00 pm in everyday. From the port to this islands is about 70 kilometers which takes about 1.5 hours of journey(for speed boat).

Administered by Mu Koh Similan National Park, Khuraburi District

17 Payu Island

Location : East of Similan islands Payu IslandPayu Island or Island 6 has a very stunning snorkelling and scuba diving site on the eastern shore. Many divers prefer this site to any other because there are both hard and soft corals, sea fan and many species of schoolling fish. A minore site is found to the west, and another to the north has rocks covered with sea fans. The island has no beach.

How to get there
Thap Lamu Peir to Mu Ko Similan National Park , you can take a private tour boat which controlled by the national park and serves tourists everyday ( 1 sep - 30 may ). This tour boat departs from Thap Lamu Port at 08.30 am and return boat from Mu Ko Similan National Park to Thap Lamu Port departs at 15.00 pm in everyday. From the port to this islands is about 70 kilometers which takes about 1.5 hours of journey(for speed boat).
Administered by Mu Koh Similan National Park, Khuraburi District

18 Phra Thong Island

Location : South West of Kuraburi Phra Thong IslandPhra Thong Island is situated in the Province of Phang Nga close to the Island of Koh Cor Khao and Koh Ra. The Mu Ko Ra - Ko Phra Thong area (2 main islands) covers and area of 642 square kilometers. Of this 296.2 sq/km are water and 329.7 sq/km land.

The habitat and geography of Koh Phra Thong (meaning golden Buddha island) is actually one of the most unique in Thailand, coastal sands and dunes give rise to open savanna and scrub (impossible to find elsewhere in Thailand) and are home to many interesting species such as wild dear, macaques, wild boar and the Wreathed Hornbill. The island is also home for the now rare Lesser Adjutant Stork, found only here and one other place in the south of Thailand, toward the Malaysian boarder. Feeding on small fish, frogs, reptiles, rodents and even carrion it finds in the coastal and fresh waters of the area, this 110 cm tall bird has a wingspan of over 2 meters! Thai TV crews and photographers have even traveled to this area on the off chance they will be able to snap this huge beautiful bird.

Koh Phra Thong MangrovesIn the waters off the coast Dugong can be found and it is one of the last strong holds for this species as the area has a lot of wild sea grass and is relatively undisturbed. The Dugong is particularly susceptible to pollution (sea grass plains - the dugongs only food source - are depleted by pollution) and also high levels of boat traffic as they are slow swimmers and often collide with passing fishing vessels.

How to get there
Take state highway number 4 from Bangkok to Kura Buri district, and then catch a motorbike or a minibus to Kura Buri pier, the main port that takes you to the Surin islands. By the tourist information centre on the Surin islands sits Nang Yon pier. It provides ferries from the Surin islands to Ko Phra Thong which takes only 30 minutes.
Administered by Mu Koh Ra – Koh Phra Thong national park, Khuraburi District