Koh Tachai Island
Koh Tachai is a 12-sq-km island of Mu Koh Similan National Park in Phang Nga Province. Located north of Phuket, around 54 km of Baan Nam Khem Pier, it takes around 1 hour to get there by speedboat. The island has a pristine environment with many endemic species, making it one of the best dive sites Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from November to April
- Location: Tachai Island, Mu Ko Similan, Phang Nga, Thailand
Laem Singh Beach
Laem Singh Beach lies on the west coast between Kamala and Surin beaches in Phuket. This 150-metre beach is right below a steep promontory, with palm trees and giant boulders dotting the sandy expanse. The southern part of the beach is excellent for swimming and snorkelling, with loads of fish to see around a rocky headland. Read More...
- Location: Kamala, Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand
The Similan Islands are among Southeast Asia's largest dive sites, with . over 200 species of hard corals, colourful tropical fish, and even sea turtles and sharks. Located just 84 km northwest of Phuket, this archipelago is also a popular stop for yachts and tour boats. While Similan is world-famous for diving, snorkelling is a fine experience Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 15 October to 15 May (dates may vary)
Snorkeling in nearby islands
The Phi Phi Islands are an outstanding snorkelling destination, with an incredible variety of tropical fish and bright coral. Join a day tour or arrange a private boat charter – trips usually run year-round. Closer to Phuket are the Coral, Racha, and Khai Nok islands, each offering clear waters and abundant marine life just offshore.
If you join a snorkelling excursion, make sure to use the services of an operator with good safety standards. 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 an excellent way to avoid the crowds.