Angthong National Marine Park
Angthong Marine Park is a collection of 40 plus, stunningly beautiful un-inhabitant islands
So many tourists come to Koh Samui without ever really leaving their resort. If there is one thing worth leaving your resort for it is definitely a trip to the Angthong Marine Park and you can do it all in 1 day!
Angthong Marine Park is a collection of 40 plus, stunningly beautiful un-inhabitant islands. The limestone rock islands rise majestically from the sea in unique formations, covered in tropical jungle, lined with deserted golden sand beaches and is home to many species of exotic wildlife such as monkeys, sea-eagles, otters, lizards and sea turtles.
The most famous island is Koh Mae, home of the Emerald Green Lake (Thale Nai). The inland lake is a beautiful green colour, protected by sheer limestone walls. It is a seawater lake connected to the outside waters via a series cave systems. To view the lake there is a decent climb up a man-made pathway to the top of the island. Wear decent footwear if you are going climb the mountain and be prepared to break a sweat, it is not easy. Aside the lake the view across the other islands is one of the most beautiful you will ever witness. This is definitely a highlight of a trip to Angthong, and if you are up to the climb we would encourage you to go for it!
There are many tour operators on Samui, Phangan and Tao that run daily tours to Angthong. Itineraries usually include stopping off at various locations for hiking, sightseeing, kayaking, swimming and some chill out time on a beach.