Mu Ko Similan National Park
Can you imagine a better plan to say hello to August than getting inspired by beautiful Thailand? Today from the luxury hotel in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa we are taking you to Southeast Asia to discover the incredible Mu Ko Similan National Park. Are you coming?
Mu Ko Similan National Park was established in 1982 as a national park. This is a group of islands, the Similan Islands, in the Andaman Sea. It is one of the most famous destinations in Asia for all those who practice underwater activities. The islands are considered one of the best diving sites in the world.
The Similan Islands, also known as “Koh Similan”, are very beautiful. They are known for their crystal clear waters and their beautiful white sand beaches. There are 9 islands, but only 6 of them are open to the public. The first three islands are protected and reserved for being the place where sea turtles lay their eggs.
The 9 islands are:
Koh Huyong. This is island #1. It is the most closet island to Phuket and has the longest and cleanest beach, famous for its spectacular white sand. This is a nesting place for sea turtles.
Koh Payang. Also called Koh Song, this island is made up by rocky hills and rock formations. There isn´t a beach around the island.
Koh Payan. Also called Koh Sam, this island is also formed by rocky hills and rock formations. It is ideal for scuba diving.
Koh Miang. It is the largest island in the national park and where the headquarters is located. Here we find accommodation, the tourist information point and many appealing restaurants. It is home to two beautiful white beaches.
Koh Ha. This is a small island but it is perfect for scuba diving. It is famous for being home to the two-coloured European eel.
Koh Payu. It is made up by big rock formations where the huge coral reefs are without a doubt the main attraction. This is one of the best snorkelling and diving locations in the park.
Koh Hin Pousar. Its crystal clear water offers a perfect visibility to scuba dive.
Koh Bon. Also known as Koh Talu, it has a natural tunnel going through the entire island.
Koh Tachai. This is the last island of Mu Ko Similan National Park. It is home to a tropical beach and it is also ideal for scuba diving.