When it comes to exploring the stunning islands in Thailand’s Gulf of Siam, one destination that should not be missed is the beautiful island of Samui. Getting there is a breeze with the convenient Songserm ferry, which offers a comfortable and enjoyable trip from the mainland. As I boarded the ferry, I couldn’t help but feel excited about the adventure that awaited me on this tropical paradise.
As we sailed across the crystal-clear waters, I marveled at the picturesque scenery surrounding me. The Gulf of Siam is known for its miles of soft sand beaches, and Samui certainly didn’t disappoint. Whether you’re looking to relax under the shade of palm trees or dive into exciting water activities, this island has it all.
Exploring The Gulf of Siam
The Cosmopolitan Island
When it comes to exploring the Gulf of Siam, one cannot miss out on visiting Koh Samui. This cosmopolitan island offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and modern amenities. To reach this tropical paradise, you can hop on the Songserm ferry from the mainland and enjoy a scenic trip across the crystal-clear waters.
You Can Go Island Hopping.
There are regular boat connections between Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Tao, so you can easily go island hopping. Frequent boat services, including the Songserm ferry to Samui, also connect the islands with the mainland so if you have the time, it’s easy to travel to Bangkok or the Andaman Coast. From either Ko Samui or Ko Pha Ngan you can take a day trip to Ang Thong National Marine Park whose 42 islands once provided a hideout for pirates in their sheltered bays and shorelines.
Island Hopping in The Gulf of Siam
The Archipelago of 42 Islands
When it comes to island hopping in the Gulf of Siam, one cannot miss the breathtaking beauty of Angthong Marine Park. Located just a short distance from Koh Samui, this archipelago consists of 42 pristine islands that offer a true tropical paradise experience.
To reach Angthong Marine Park, you can hop on a Songserm ferry from Samui and enjoy the scenic journey across the turquoise waters. As you approach the park, you’ll be greeted by towering limestone cliffs, hidden lagoons, and emerald green waters that seem straight out of a postcard.
The Triple Island Paradise
Another must-visit destination in the Gulf of Siam is Koh Nang Yuan. Comprised of three tiny islands connected by powdery white sandbars, this triple island paradise offers a unique and idyllic escape.
Take leisurely strolls along miles of soft sand beaches or grab your snorkeling gear and explore the vibrant underwater world. The clear waters surrounding the islands are home to an abundance of colorful coral reefs and tropical fish, making it a snorkeler’s dream come true.
The Underwater World
The seas around Ko Samui, Ko Tao and Ko Pha Ngan offer amazing diving and snorkelling opportunities. You will see beautiful corals, clownfish, barracuda and sea anemones. Ko Tao is known as one of the best dive destinations in Asia and is also a great place to learn how to dive. You can take boat trips around the islands to go snorkelling or just to enjoy the trip.