Surin Island, Paradise of Andaman Sea & Local lifestyle at 100 -year-old village
Surin archipelago, one of well-known islands for snorkeling and diving in Thailand. It is located and being under controlled of Moh Kho Surin National Park, Kuraburi, Phang-Nga province. This archipelago consists of 2 main big islands which are Northern Surin island and Southern Surin island, 3 small islands: Ri island, Kai island, and Klang island. ‘Nemo island or Nemo Paradise’ is a must-visit site and Morgan village. The best time to visit Surin island is during November until May after that the national park will close for marine animal recovery. Surin island, an island will fulfill your desire with 3 snorkel spots where are full of school of fish, coral reef, sea turtle, sea anemone etc.
Until we are here, some of you might be curious about how we gonna go to the island? It is not that hard. It is only 1.45 HR from Phuket to Thap Lamu pier (piers will be different following by your tour company) and it is easier and faster if you are at Khao Lak area, just 20-40 minutes. After all are checked in at the meeting point and filled your stomach with light breakfast, it is time to take off! Only 2 HRS, you will see the real beauty of Andaman Sea.
For anyone who has time limitation only 1 day for Surin island, we would like to recommend One Day Trip tour that operated by excellent tour operators with excellent guaranteed quality. With different options, you can choose which one that match with you; included or exclude transportation are available in options.
Briefly itinerary as below;
8.00-8.30 AM - Depart from the pier
10.00 AM - Arrive at Surin archipelago and enjoy the first round of snorkeling
The trip will start with snorkeling– you will see many an abundant number of sea anemone, sea fish, sea turtle and family of nemo. However, be careful of Nemo, do not touch them because they are poisonous. Then visit 100-year-old village which is called Morgan village.
12.00 PM – Lunch is ready to be served as a buffet or boxset
3 PM – Head back to Thap Lamu pier and arrive at the pier around 5 PM
*Please note that schedule is changeable, depends on boat captain consideration and weather condition.
How to get yourself ready for the trip? Pack up your swimsuit, sunscreen, hat, camera, nice shoes for walking on sandy beach, waterproof case and fully charged of camera! If you book a tour; the operator will provide insurance, foods, and transportation for you. What a piece of cake ;)
Anyone who are looking for a high service quality with affordable price, we are already selected famous and reliable operators for you. The prices for a day trip to Similan islands starting from 1599 THB (for Non-Thai visitors).
*For your information, the price for foreign tourist is higher than Thai citizen due to an island fee of 500 THB/Adult and 300 THB/Child.