Angthong National Park Tour

Angthong National Park Tour
Angthong National Park Tour in Koh Samui

Forty-two jagged islands poke through azure seas featuring limestone massifs, tropical rain forests, deserted coves with white sand beaches, caves, waterfalls, mangrove forests, hidden lagoons and plenty of wildlife. Sea erosion has carved the limestone islands into fascination shapes with underground caves and natural stone bridges leading out to the water.

Once a haven for pirates during bad weather it is now the Ang Thong National Marine Park. Covering over 100 square kilometres of land and sea, it was also the inspiration for the Alex Garland bestseller, The Beach (the movie was filmed elsewhere though). The area is also home to a rich variety wildlife such as dolphins, sea otters, long-tailed macaques, leopard cats, wild pig, brahminy kites, kingfishers and more. Koh Paluay, the only island inhabited, is home to sea gypsies who still maintain their traditional lifestyle.

Angthong National Park Tour in Koh Samui

While it is not possible to visit each island, day tours make stops at different locations for a combination of hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and beach time. Highlights include the Koh Mae’s (Mother Island) stunning beach and inland saltwater lagoon; a strenuous hike to the top of a hill offers a panoramic of its sparkling green waters hence its name, Emerald Lake. Koh Sam Sao, or Tripod Island, has an extensive coral reef and a dramatic stone bridge and a number of hiking trails. Koh Wua Thalap, where the park headquarters are located, offers prisitne white beaches and an underground cave filled with stalactites and stalagmites. Contact the hotel tour desk to organise a day trip that is suitable for families, friends and couples.

comments powered by Disqus

More in Go

Magic Alambic Rum Distillery

Magic Alambic Rum Distillery

The only motivation to make the trip to this part of the island is the rum: super smooth with...
Five Island Long-Tail Boat Tour

Five Island Long-Tail Boat Tour

Due southwest of Samui lie its neighbours, the Five Islands. In Thai, they are known...
Angthong National Park Tour

Angthong National Park Tour

Forty-two jagged islands poke through azure seas featuring limestone massifs, tropical rain...
Koh Tan/Koh Mudsum

Koh Tan/Koh Mudsum

Only a few hundred metres off the island’s southwestern coast lies Koh Tan. Easily reached...
Magic Buddha Garden

Magic Buddha Garden

Huge stone animals stalk prey, apsaras stand frozen in dance, while elsewhere deities sit in...
Go to Top