The Ang Thong National Marine Park is one of the most fascinating places in Koh Samui in Southern Thailand. There are geographical variations between each of the 42 islands here. Some of them feature limestone massifs, others tropical rainforests and some even deserted beaches. The islands here are very different from the islands one sees in Thailand; the rocks create a wall like structure that gives it a magnificent look. You feel like you are in an episode of the TV show “Lost” looking at deserted islands that are filled with interesting trees and curious birds and animals.
Erosion over the years has created some beautiful beaches in the park. The Green Lagoon or Koh Mae is worth exploring. There are a lot of wild animals that are found here too; the Asian monkey or langur, lizards, pythons, hair nosed otters, white bellied sea eagles, turtles, and reef egrets are some of the many creatures that can be seen here.
Ang Thong is also a great location for sports and adventure lovers; there are kayak rentals and snorkelling gear available. One can even go for a swim in the waters surrounding the park. The best way to see what this island has to offer is to rent a kayak or go on a sailing cruise. Travellers can join a group of people by going on a ferry ride. There are around 40-50 people who take the ferry ride, but it is safe and hassle free. If you want to have a more thrilling experience then kayaking is the best way to travel from island to island. If you stop at the islands you can explore the caves or even walk around on a lonely beach.
Ang Thong National Marine Park is in a spread out area so you should try and make it to the park as early as possible. Search for a Samui resort or hotel that is close to this attraction and one which makes for an ideal base for your travels. One of the places that you can consider is Anantara Bophut Koh Samui; it is a luxurious Samui hotel that provides comfortable rooms and good service and provides a truly unforgettable stay in this island paradise.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.