This is one of the best-known island groups in this area, and its fame is heavily due to having some of the most spectacular coral reefs in the world. When you first come to these islands, you will see huge boulders sitting on the shores on several of the islands, and these create a distinctive feature for this area.
The beaches are snow white, with soft sand, and are perfect for enjoying a lunch picnic or just relaxing. You can often enjoy a deserted beach just to yourselves here.
Beneath the incredibly clear turquoise waters, you can discover a plethora of beautiful coral reefs and unique marine life such as whales, dolphins, and Moray eels. The coral and marine life are so rich in the Similan islands, that there are said to be about 500 species of hard and soft coral here.