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Similan Islands National Park

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Address: 50 kilometers from Khao Lak, Phang Nga Province, Thailand
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Full-Day Similan Island by Speed Boat from Phuket
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Take a private charter

We did the Similian Islands day tour and it was very typical of tours. You are in paradise but with many other people. You then only have a short time to go off on your own before... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daniel A
Beijing, China
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Jessheim, Norway
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

+ Beautiful nature, crystal clear water - Unbelievable amount of tourists destroys the image - Not as good snorkling as it says. Corals dead, not many fish

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Beijing, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Similian Islands day tour and it was very typical of tours. You are in paradise but with many other people. You then only have a short time to go off on your own before you are whisked away to another Island. If you can afford a private charter, which I can’t, that would be the way to... More 

1 Thank Daniel A
Garstang, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

So second visit. Quite busy, but only during the daytime. If you're there overnight it's very peaceful. The islands are very beautiful. Huge granite boulders tumbling into the sea, very much like the Seychelles. Lovely beaches, but crowded with day trippers during sun up. I have to say that I was a little disappointed with the diving this time. There... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a beautiful island with soft sand and crystal clear water. But the day tour only allows short period of time to spend. So take your time and stay the night there might if you just want to relax in a beautiful place. Diving socks are recommended as some of the small stones have shape edges. Have fun :)

Thank ClaireT410
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this trip to anyone. It is an over-rated money-spinning trip. Way too many visitors for such a small island. Number of boats/visitors should be restricted in order to fully appreciate the islands beauty. We were warned that the island (Honeymoon bay) can get very busy. Very busy was an understatement, our guide referred to it as... More 

Thank Karen G
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Similan Island, an island in phuket neighborhood , it takes about two hours to get there from phuket . it is a kind of National Park and You have to consider many limitations, for example; you have to take off your shoes and No Smoking Going up the Hills with Bare foot was an interesting experience ...

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Dillon, Colorado
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

The sand on Island #4 is so soft. It is like baby powder. The water is clear as glass and the snorkeling is terrific. Beautiful fish, beautiful coral, beautiful sand. What's not to like, right? A bit crowded as most natural wonders are. Try to get a private charter that goes early to beat the crowds if that is a... More 

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Valdosta, Georgia
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a pearl, but I will never do it again the way we did it: We booked a day trip with Wow Adaman because we were told that it is less crowded than Phi Phi. Not for one second we imagined being part of the Chinese mass tourism, I mean you are stuck on a speed boat with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Visiting Surin Islands with WOW Adaman company was spending the day as 2 little sheep in a flock of 40 plus pp on our little boat. It was so not cool to be squished in as sardines for 1hr 50mins when the ocean was so rough. TIP: when getting to the island for lunch if you happen to be hungry... More 

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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

One of the top ten places I have ever been!! High recommend!! Transparent water, a lot of fishes.. its a little far from phuket, but is a trip you should do!

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