Travellers in search of luxurious Koh Phangan resorts will find no finer alternative to the Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa. Offering guests a resplendent rest in tranquil surroundings this elegant resort is well suited for holidaymakers and corporate travellers.
Tipped to be one of the country’s most breathtaking natural landscapes the Ang Thong Marine Park is no ordinary tourist attraction in Thailand. A virtual archipelago made up of nearly 40 islands the visually stunning landscapes of this coveted marine park are some of the most breathtaking in all of Thailand. Renowned for its unspoilt and pristine beaches this engaging natural landscape complete with azure oceans, sandy beaches with inland caves and coves occupies the north western fringes of Thailand’s holiday hub Koh Samui.
Untouched by human development and largely uninhabited, the Ang Thong National Marine Park is a dream come true for marine life enthusiasts. Some of the chief inhabitants of its turquoise hued waters include black tip reef sharks, otters, whales, dolphins and Butterfly Fish while Parrot Fish and Angel Fish have also been frequently spotted. Silver haired bats, laguars and monkeys belong to the16 mammal species found within the protected areas of the park while more than 54 bird species are also known to occupy the leafy confines of the archipelago. Bird watchers can catch a glimpse of Brahminy Kites, Oriental Pied Hornbills, Little Herons and Hill Mynas and Common Sandpipers. A wide variety of reptiles are also found at Ang Thong National Marine Park which is home to Hawksbill turtles, iguanas, pythons, ground lizards and frog varieties the likes of Asian toads, tiger frogs and Rugose frogs.
Made up of dry evergreen forests and limestone jungles the marine park also contains quaint wooded areas as well. With such a diverse topography the park land is well-suited for island hoppers and beach lovers in search of a space of their own. Littered with sea water lakes and captivating lagoons such as the Emerald lagoon and those at Ko Mae Ko snorkellers will also find plenty to do in areas such as Ko Sam Sao Island and Wua Talap Island where the coral and marine life are spectacular.
Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+