Ang Thong National Marine Park is one of the most picturesque locations you will have ever visited. You will have redefined the word national park in this case. Ang Thong is a protected archipelago consisting of about 42 islands. Though they are supposed to be uninhabited, one of them is supposedly inhabited by a local fishermen tribe.
A wonderful experience of approaching or viewing these islands is by starting from Koh Samui. The first glimpse of the archipelago can be seen when you fly into the Koh Samui airport. While you can explore this area in a couple of unusual ways, if you are adventurous enough and have the experience of kayaking, you should consider using a sea canoe. You will be picked up by boat at KohSamui and once you reach the archipelago, you will begin your kayaking trip.
- Your first trip will typically cover the coast of Koh Meh Koh. Kayak at your pace while you enjoy the rock over hangings and some of the most picturesque and untouched beaches. You will arrive at the green lagoon and the sites at these points will blow your mind.
- The green lagoon also called the “Talay Nai” is a salt water lake inside the island and is home to a vast variety of marine life. Along the beach, there are stairways and wooden walkways to approach the top which originally was a cavern.
- On this journey, after brief breaks, you also come across some amazing rock formations and hidden lagoons. In addition, there are numerous locations where it is ideal for snorkeling and enjoying the underwater scenes.
- Finally, you should keep your eyes peeled for sea turtles or schools of dolphins that freely roam this area. Kayaking adjacent to the great Whale Sharks will give you a thrill like no other.
After a long arduous day out in the waters, it is time to return and reflect on the beautiful day spent amongst nature and its marine life. You can return to your villas in koh samui and relax to think about a day well spent!