The AngThong National Marine Park is made up of a picturesque array of 42 islands clustered so perfectly in the Gulf of Thailand. This spectacular group of islands feature tropical forests, limestone massifs and vast stretches of breathtaking deserted beaches. Rising dramatically from the sea in a unique fashion are walls of rock sprouting out several meters high making emerald gardens which shine above the water. With the most relaxing ambience and plenty of interesting activities, this marine park makes a perfect retreat.
Located within the region of Koh Samui, the Angthong takes up an area of over 100 square kilometres. There are some fascinating hot spots in these islands which include Thale Nai (Salt water Lake) and the Koh Mae (a beautiful beach). The island has a considerable variety of wildlife including Asian Long tailed monkey, ashy drongos, pythons, white bellied sea eagles, pacific reef egrets and many more. Apart from relaxing amidst nature and these sceneries, try exploring the many lakes, towering limestone mountains, waterfalls and hidden coves that are scattered through the islands. If you are keen on indulging in activities here, try snorkelling or diving and get a glimpse of the beauty underneath the waters, or better yet indulge in sailing, kayaking or simply swim along these lustrous waters.
The ideal time to visit Angthong is between March and December when the visibility is at its finest. Plenty of excursion packages are available that ensure you have a fulfilled day at the marine park. Most packages come with guides where you will be shown the hot spots to visit to indulge in your most favourite activities. When it comes to food in the park, there is an interesting Thai restaurant in the fisherman’s village in Koh Paluay. However one can take packed lunches and enjoy it anywhere in the park.
The Anantara Lawana, Koh Samui, a popular Koh Samui resort boasts excellent facilities and service. Its Koh Samui villas are luxurious with warm friendly staff who are ever available and eager to assist you in all your excursions of Koh Samui ensuring you have a truly memorable holiday experience.