During December to April of every year, the southern part of Thailand is very popular where foreigners escape from the cold weather to enjoy a nice and shiny weather. Koh Similan, Koh Tachai and Koh Surin are favorite places for tourists either packages for one day trip or stay over nights (Only for Koh Similan and Koh Surin but Koh Tachai is not allowed to stay over night because it is a national park).
Today I like to review an over nights stay at Koh Similan for 3 days 2 nights on the boat. There are three styles for staying over night at Similan;
1. Tents for camping with shared bathrooms.
2. Resort in the national park with both electronic fan or air condition and bathroom in side.
3. Boat that provides by individual companies and rooms are quite small.
If you like to book a room on the boat, I suggest that you make reservation several days before because there are limited number of rooms and only a few companies that provide boat service. For more information you can contact Phuket Tour Holiday ( www.phukettourholiday.com)
Clip: Similan 3 days 2 nights on the boat
When you buy a package trip to Similan, all of them are including pick up service from the hotels. For people who stay in Phuket picks up service schedule is around 05.45am. - 06.30am. and from Khao Lak will be around 07.00am. - 08.30am.
Many people are asking is it possible to travel to Koh Similan or Koh Tachai after landing to Phuket on the early flight? According to my experiences, it is possible but the only flight that you could catch is Air Asia FD 3019 departure from Donmueng International airport 5.50 am. and arrive to Phuket 7.15am. and you need to make sure that you talk to tour agent clearly about your trip.
Mostly, boat services here are Speed Boat. For both one day trip and stay over night come on the same boat, have the same diving program in the morning and have lunch at Koh Si or Koh Mieng.
After lunch, people who stay over night will check in and get their room key and for the one who stay over night on the boat have to wait for another boat to take their belonging to the room.
They use raft to transport people between the island and the diving boat
Today we will stay on Koon Boat by Sea Star. It is a two decks boat with 10 rooms.
Koon Boat is docked in front of Koh Si mostly this boat is to service people who stay on the island for Scuba Diving and Dinner.
This is the upper deck of the boat which is a restaurant for breakfast and dinner.
Rooms are in a lower deck, there are about 10 rooms with air condition and shared bathrooms.
Room is quite small with 2 beds.
Upper bed view^^
Kitchen is on the lower deck.
From my experience, stay on this boat it is quite stable and comfortable. Moreover, they turn on electronic generator all the time.
Enjoying your dinner with the beautiful sunset on Koh Similan, so impressive.
Twilight at Similan
Good morning Similan
For people who stay on the island, they will take the raft to the boat for breakfast and prepare for diving trip.
Snorkeling is a main activity for people who choose to stay over night on Similan.
Another exciting activities that people who stay over night can enjoy is Koh Si view point, beautiful ocean view and 360 degree view of Koh Si
Clear water at Similan
Suggested period to come here is during January - April.
After lunch on the last day, we will take the boat to Koh Paed or Sailing Stone Island.
Arrival at Koh Paed, Similan
For this trip, I would say that it is so amazing, I am enjoying with snorkelling and scuba diving trip very much. If you have time I suggest that you should choose the package 3 days 2 nights. If not 2 days 1 night is also enough for relaxing in Similan.
Last but not least, thank you everyone for following my review until the end.
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