Surin Islands Located in the area of Kuraburi district, Phang Nga province. It is an archipelago located in the Andaman Sea. At the same time, has the border with Burma. Which distance about 60 kilometers from the coast of Kuraburi harbor. Moreover, consisting of 5 islands, Koh Surin Nuea, Koh Surin Tai, Koh Rei, Khai Island, and Klang Island. There is total an area of approximately 135 square kilometers.
The Surin Islands National Park is a remarkable attraction in the beauty of the sea. Whether it is a variety of coral, sea flowers and coralline, there are also many beautiful sea fish. Moreover, rare aquatic animals such as sea turtles, whales, manta rays, mangoes, lobsters. At the same time, Surin Islands National Park There is also a very rich forest resource.
What to do in Surin Islands National Park
North Surin Island
It is the largest island among the 5 islands and is the center of tourism for Surin Islands. There is a tourist service center. In addition, there are cottages, tents, restrooms, restaurants. and a long tail boat stop. That allows tourists to go diving around the island. Moreover, North Surin Island has the attractions of 4 bay such as.
Ao Chong Khat
Ao Chong Khat is a water channel that stretches between Surin Nua and Koh Surin Tai, with a width of about 200 meters. At the same time, the beach in front of the park is a fine white sand beach with clear water
During the sea, the beach is very wide. In addition, the beach is also practicing snorkeling before actually diving.
Ao Kra Thing
Looks like a long curved bay that continues from Ao Chong Khat. This bay has not a very deep water level, so it is very suitable for swimming. In addition, the crystal clear water until saw the sand. Suitable as a practice spot for snorkeling before going to see coral reefs at other islands.
Mae Yai Bay
The largest bay in all the bays of Koh Surin Nuea. In addition, Ao Mae Yai also has plenty of marine resources. Thus resulting in a high biodiversity. At the same time, many coral species are found and the area is very wide.
Therefore is a place where you can dive in both snorkeling and diving.
Ao Chak is the northernmost bay on the east side of Koh Surin Nuea. There is a wide-open bay. In addition, the white sand beach is parallel to the lush green forest. This is a bay with a relatively complete nature. Meanwhile Regarded as has one of the most complete coral reefs in the Surin Islands. Currently, not allowed long tail boats go into the bay. Due to the abundance of coral reefs.
South Surin Island
South Surin Island is beautiful, especially shallow coral reefs and deep coral reefs. At the same time, many rare aquatic animals. Whether sea turtles, lobster or sharks.
In addition, also visit the lifestyle of the Moken and Gypsies who lived in the sea island for a long time ago.
a bay that is not far from Ao Chong Khat. In addition, This bay is home to the Moken community and gypsies that lived in the middle of the Andaman Sea for many generations.
This bay is famous for its beautiful shallow coral reefs. The coral reefs of this bay are divided by the depth of the sea.
The coral reefs of this bay are longer than 200-300 meters. It is one of the most beautiful coral reefs of the Surin Islands.
In addition to North Surin Island, South Surin Island. There are also 3 nearby islands as well.
Located south of South Surin Island. The surrounding area is rocky and steep cliffs. Except the east side has a small beach line.
Khai Island, well-known for divers. There are both snorkeling and scuba diving can be considered as the ultimate diving spot in the Surin Islands.
At the same time, there is a pile of underwater rocks called “Yellow Division”, which the coral reefs are at a depth of 12 meters. Alternately underwater
Moreover, have antler coral Fertile Up into a vast grove In addition, there are over 200 species of fish, including black-eared sharks. Stingrays Whip rays, Leopard shark, Silvertip shark. There are also rare marine animals such as turtles, manta rays, whale sharks.
Located to the west of the Surin Islands The highlight of this island is the habitat of many lobsters.
In addition, The dive sites located in the Dragon Bay area. With coral reefs at the end of the bay. At the same time, there are the most common sea flower groves.
Moreover, this is the point that divers have seen stingrays, blue spots and sea turtles.
Therefore during the spawning season of sea turtles Will not allow tourists to dive in this area.
The small island is located to the north of Koh Surin Nuea. Is a rocky island with only one beach Present park Designated as a conservation area, not allowing tourists to visit Because there are rare and complete coral reefs in this area.