Angthong National Marine Park translates as ‘golden bowl’, occupies almost 250 sq. km and includes 50 sq. km of protected nature area consisting of over 40 islands. All of the islands are uninhabited and undeveloped except for one. This island, Koh Paluay, is inhabited by “sea-gypsies” who still earn a living from fishing. The islands resemble Koh Samui 40 years ago, prior to the arrival of tourism and modern infrastructure. The Marine Park is famous for its natural beauty untouched by development. The islands range in size from mere rocks in the deep blue sea to little paradise islands with white beaches and coconut trees. The movie ‘the Beach’ starring Leonardo Di Caprio was inspired by and partially filmed at this location. Being in the Marine Park gives you the feeling of being an explorer, discovering the far ends of the world. The water is clean, calm and inviting, creating the perfect conditions to explore the park’s hidden treasures. The best option to travel to the Marine Park is by luxury speedboat as they have the capacity to reach many different locations within a brief amount of time, perfect for this wondrous destination.
Our selection of Private Tours operate between 8am and 6:30pm and are typically based on 4 hour and 8 hour days which are scheduled at the convenience of our guests
After boarding & safety briefing we embark to Koh Wao for snorkeling.10:30 AM
A short climb up to the 360° panoramic viewpoint of Angthong.12:00 PM
Stunning view and photo opportunities of the famous hidden Emerald Lagoon.12:30 PM
Delicious Thai lunch at the fresh seafood gypsy fishing village at Koh Phaluay. (We order in advance to assure the fastest service possible.)1:45 PM
Enjoy some kayaking & relaxation on the beach before we depart back to Koh Samui.2:30 PM
Enjoy some kayaking & relaxation on the beach before we depart back to Koh Samui.3:45 PM