Thailand is home to a beautiful array of natural attractions, making it a haven for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts to spend some quality time in the great outdoors – tropical style. Whether you find yourself in Thailand for business or leisure, visit the vibrant area of Koi Samui for a primo immersion into all aspects of Thai culture: partying, shopping, lazing and everything in between. If you’re looking for a quality Koh Samui resort to host your island getaway, venture into the Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa Koh Samui. Featuring lush island surroundings underscored by elegant interiors, this is the ideal hotel in Samui for some quality indulgence and relaxation. Explore the verdant islands that dot the landscape of the Ang Thong National Park, an intriguing archipelago offering you 42 unique islands that are ripe for exploration. Each island posses a charming appeal, only enhanced by the names that point to its unique geographical features, such as “Sleeping Cow Island”, “Golden Bowl Island” and “Three Pillars Island”.
Enjoy some unspoiled tropical land features, such as emerald-clear rock pools, beautiful, towering limestone cliffs and lush verdure. The island of Ko Wua Talap contains the headquarters of the park, a visitors’ centre, a restaurant, and various tourist bungalows that can be rented at reasonable rates. Its most prominent appeal is a panoramic viewpoint from which you can witness the entire park waterscape. Bird-watchers will enjoy scouting the islands, as they are home to more than 54 species, such as the Brahminy Kites, little Herons, Drongoes and Oriental Pipebills, to name but a few. Ko Mae Ko (Mother Island) boasts a beautiful Emerald Lake, as well as majestic views of the entire marinescape. The islands are accessible via boats, which you can privately rent from Koh Samui, or you can join a tour group. Ang Thong should definitely be top order on your bill of fare the next time you sample Koh Samui’s natural delights.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.