Surin Islands


Khao Lak certainly has more than 10 things to see, but we’ve tried to narrow it down to just the most notable attractions and places to discover in this superb region of southern Thailand. Khao Lak is something of a newcomer on the radars of international tourism, although this destination has seen a strong increase of visitors through the past 10 years. Khao Lak must-see attractions and places offers a decidedly eclectic choice of items. From the virgin tropical islands such as the Similans or the Surins that lie off its coast to its endless beaches to the pristine rainforests that cover its hinterland, Khao Lak is not short in natural wonders. Discover below Surin island.

Surin island information

Surin Islands are located about 60 km off the west coast of Phang-Nga Province, well known for diving, snorkelling and hiking in the surrounds of what is designated national park area. Of the five islands that make up the group, Koh Surin Neua (north island) and Koh Surin Tai (south island) are the principal islands – lying just across a small bay from each other, and where basic bungalow style accommodation and camping grounds can be found for overnight visits.

What to do in Surin island

Like the Similan Islands, Surin Islands are best visited during the months of December to March when the seas are at their most calm, and for divers and snorkellers, water visibility is good. Local nature enthusiasts particularly favour these islands for the great hiking opportunities afforded here. A number of trails can be found, especially on the north island. To reach Surin Islands, charter a boat from any of the major piers in any of Phang-Nga, Phuket or Ranong provinces. From Khao Lak, charter a boat from any beachside location or zip up to the village of Ban Hin Lat for the easiest ( and cheapest!) access from the mainland.

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