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Snorkeling in Nearby Islands

The Phi Phi Islands are an outstanding snorkel destination, with an incredible variety of tropical fish and bright coral. Join a day tour or arrange a private boat charter - trips run every day, year round. Closer to Phuket are the Coral, Racha, and Khai Nok islands, each featuring clear waters and abundant marine life just offshore. A bit further away are the spectacular Similan Islands. The Similans are world-famous for diving but snorkelling in this pristine marine wonderland is a fine experience too.

If you do go on a snorkeling excursion, make sure to use the services of an operator with good safety standards. Also, be advised that many of the cut-rate tours take people to the most crowded bays at peak periods - not so enjoyable when all you see in the water are other snorkellers! Chartering a boat is a great way to avoid the crowds.

  • Kamala Beach Snorkeling

    Kamala Beach

    The north end of Kamala has a fair-sized coral reef, though it's not as colourful as it was in the past due to the high boat traffic in the Read More...

  • Kata Beach Snorkeling

    Kata Beach

    Most Kata's length is soft sand, but the north end of the bay is rocky with clear water and lots of coral.  Read More...

  • Karon Beach Snorkeling

    Karon Beach

    At the corner of its south end are some rocks and coral. Quite shallow so good for kids. Read More...

  • Laem Singh Beach Snorkeling

    Laem Singh Beach

    This small beach just north of Kamala has a rocky bit at its south end, offering some decent snorkelling. Read More...

  • Patong Beach Snorkeling

    Patong Beach

    The north side of Patong up through Kalim Bay is rocky and has a fair bit of coral and fish to look at.  Read More...

  • Surin Beach Snorkeling

    Surin Beach

    There are quite a few fish to see around the rocks at Surin's south end, though not much coral. Easy to access from the beach. Read More...

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