This tour is only available from Oct to May as the Similan Islands are closed during the low season.
The Similan Islands lie 84 km north-west of the Phuket coast in Thailand and provide a picturesque escape from the bustle of the city. One of the many wonders the Andaman Sea has to offer, this archipelago is characterised by low-lying islands covered in dense forest and undergrowth, as well as large boulders off the shores of the island. Similan Island forests house splendours of their own, with Macaque and Dusky Leaf monkeys (devastatingly adorable), squirrels, bats, lizards, and a colourful variety of bird life. The forest itself is headed by ironwood and gum trees, while jackfruit, rattan, and bamboo dominate the undergrowth. Your postcard envy will be more than satisfied by the array of white, sandy beaches, perfect for taking in the views around you and going for a dip in the crystal clear waters. Speaking of which, the archipelago’s most extravagant sites await below the water’s surface, where the surrounding boulders are the base for some of the most remarkable coral growths in the world. As such, the diving and snorkelling opportunities are abundant and are considered to be among the best anywhere on earth, definitely a good choice for your holiday if you’re a lover of marine life.