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Paradise in the Andaman Sea

The Similan Islands are one of the best-known island groups in this area, which is no surprise as they boast some of the most spectacular coral reefs in the world.

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These islands are only available to enjoy for around 50% of the year; from mid-October to mid-May. Partly to give time for the islands reefs to regenerate, but also due to the heavy monsoons in the area during the wet season.

During this time of year however, the dry season provides the perfect window for a private speedboat tour to the area; with calmer winds, flatter seas and clear blue sunny skies.

The name ‘Similan’ is derived from a Malay dialect word meaning nine. However, in 1998 two further islands were included and now these 11 form the Similan Islands National Park, a spectacular archipelago in the Andaman Sea.

During your fully customisable tour with 5 Star Marine, you will get the chance to experience stunning, world class snorkelling in warm, crystal blue waters, all in the comfort of your private VIP speedboat. Beneath these incredibly clear waters you will discover a plethora of beautiful coral reefs and unique marine life such as turtles, manta rays, dolphins and other rare tropical species. The coral and marine life is so rich in this National Park, that there is said to be around 500 species of hard and soft coral in the area.

The beaches are idyllic with soft, snow-white sand, and make for a perfect picnic lunch spot. Alternatively, you can take you time to just relax and soak up the experience. With many different islands to discover, 5 Star Marine’s experienced captains and tour guides know where to find little deserted spots so that you can enjoy a beach all to yourselves.


The islands are renowned for their iconic giant boulders, some of which are perched on hills overlooking the clear waters in the bays below. So, if you are feeling energetic you can even climb up to get a 360 degree view of the islands.

5 Star Marine has fully licenced its fleet of private VIP speedboats to enter the stunning areas in and around the Similan Islands National Parks. So all you need to do is sit back and enjoy your day in the comfort of licenced boats, and in the safe hands of their crew.

By selecting to go to the Similan Islands with 5 Star, the experienced team will take you to the best snorkelling spots and picturesque islands, plus can help you pick the perfect beach to relax upon, ensuring that your day out in these stunning islands is everything you could wish for.

Discover beautiful marine life and beaches at areas such as Stonehenge, Honeymoon Bay, Donald Duck Bay to name just a few. Each trip is fully customisable and based on your particular requirements, so book your trip today with 5 Star Marine to discover the paradise archipelago of the Similan Islands.

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Boat Lagoon, Pier L, Phuket, Thailand
+66 93 7206221
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