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 Info

  •  Address Park Office: Tambon Khura, Amphoe Khura Buri, Phang-Nga
  •  Telephone: +66 7649 1378, +66 7649 1582
  •  Website: www.dnp.go.th
  •  Admission fee: 200 THB for adults and 100 THB for children

 Dinamic Map





Koh Khai aka Torinla Island



Koh Khai is located few hundred metres to the south of Koh Surin Tai and it is just a rocky outcrop that juts from the sea surface. Also known by divers as Torinla Island, it offers several places to dive and snorkelling around its rocky coasts. In the east side of Koh Khai there is a vast beautiful reef covered with hard and soft corals, staghorn corals and sea fans. Its shallow part located in the small bay at southeast corner is considered the best place to snorkel in Thailand. Here also snorkellers can swim among Cardinalfish, Napoleon Wrasse, Emperor Angelfish, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Green and Hawksbill Turtles.


Koh Ree aka Koh Satok

Koh Ree is the smallest and northernmost island of the five which make up the Surin Islands. The islet is just a rocky outcrop, which just protrudes from the ocean. Also known as Koh Chi or Koh Satok, it is located about 2 Km north of Koh Surin Nuea and it is an interesting dive site.

Surin Islands

Koh Klang aka Ko Pachumba

Koh Klang, also known as Koh Pachumba or Koh Mungkorn, is a very small island 1 km to the west of Koh Surin Tai. The small rocky outcrop not has beaches, coral reefs or any other attractions.


Surin Islands


Surin Islands

All along the west coast of southern Thailand, where lie the Surin Islands, the best weather conditions exist from November to April. A cool dry period, characterized by a constant sunny weather, the average temperatures are between +27° C and +33° C, the surface conditions are generally calm and the water temperature is between 26° C and 30° C. The speedboat tours and dive cruises to the archipelago run daily from 1st November until 1st May. During the monsoon season strong winds swell the surface of the Andaman Sea making the navigation very dangerous, and therefore the Park is closed for safety from 15 May until 15 October, but dates may vary each year.

Surin Islands

Surin Islands sit in open sea off the coast on Andaman Sea, about 60 Km from the west coast of Phang Nga Province. A few kilometres north there is the Myanmar sea border and about 100 Km south is the Mu Koh Similan National Park. The nearest access to the islands is Khura Buri, a small coastal town 90 km north of Khao Lak, the famous tourist resort in Phang Nga Province. From Kara Bhuri's pier departs all daily excursions organized by tour operators to Marine Park, the trip take about 70 minutes by speedboats. Instead, the multi-day diving cruises to Surin and Similan Parks usually depart from Thap Lamu, a small fishing village located just 15 km from Khao Lak. There is no regular boat service for single travellers to Koh Surin from Khura Buri. However, there are a few choices available to reach the islands independently. Among these the cheapest is a place on the deck of fishing boats, about 1,000 THB for a trip of 4 hours. Some tour operators offer also the simple round trip on speedboat for a cost between 1,600 and 2,200 THB. This price includes only the boat passage is instead excluded anything that offers the package tour, but it is a good option for those who wish to see the islands independently. There is also a boat owned and operated by the National Park, a trip that takes 4 hours and costs 1,500 THB. It leaves each day at 09:00. The streets of Khao Lak, Phuket or Krabi are full of tourist agencies and kiosks selling the tour packages offered by many authorized operators. Beware and compare rates before choosing between them, considering not only the cheaper price but also the quality of the proposed service. The majority of these tours provide the transfer by minivan from your hotel with departure at about 06.00; arrival to Khura Buri Pier at 08:30 and departure with the speedboats; arrival to Surin Islands at 10:00; two stop around the islands to enjoy snorkelling and swimming; a long stop for lunch buffet and relax on Koh Surin Nuea; the visit of Moken Village in the afternoon and another stop around the islands to enjoy snorkelling and swimming. The departure time from the Surin Islands is at 15.30; the arrival time at the hotel is between 19.30 and 20.00. The cost of daily excursion from Khura Buri range from 2,800 to 3,500 THB depending on the company and eventual options chosen, and include refreshment on board, the lunch buffet, snorkelling equipment, tour guide, insurance and National Park admission fee, 500 THB for adult and 300 for children. The round trip is performed by large offshore speedboats with engine powers which are close to 750 hp.


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