Koh Similan (Koh Pad) is situated in Phang Nga province, in the South of Thailand. It is a very beautiful island that you must not miss if you plan to visit Similan Islands. It is the largest island of the Similan islands and well-known as one of the most significant symbols of Similan Islands National Park.
The island is very popular among tourists. Most of them love to come to sunbathe at the beautiful beach in the front of the island. And one of the most favorite activities of the tourists are diving and snorkeling at the back of the island. Although the coral reefs here are not much beautiful like other places, you will surely be excited with many beautiful big fish that are swimming around you.
The outstanding view of this island is the large stones which look like sailboat facing over the white beach and crystal blue water. That’s why people call the rock as “Hin Rea Bai”. “Rea Bai” in Thai means “Sailboat”.
In the meantime, you can walk up to the top of the “sailboat” rocks for a wonderful panorama of the island. It will take approx. 10 – 15 minutes.
From the top, you will obviously see the different shade of the water below; the water that is close to the beach is clear blue, green, dark blue and midnight blue in the deep sea respectively. It is very magnificent view!
And the highlight of the trip for this island is to admire the sunset at the top of the rocks which is very wonderful and I am much impressed indeed!
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