Showing posts with label Kayaking tours. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kayaking tours. Show all posts

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Kayaking in Koh Samui

Kayaking in Koh Samui is a once in a lifetime experience (Photo Courtesy

The thought of spending the holiday in a tropical island with white sandy beaches and surrounded with turquoise waters should already make you giddy. It is the time to relax and momentarily escape the hustle and bustle and stress of your 9 to 5 job. It’s important to recharge and come back to the real world of deadlines and chaos calm and refreshed.

Spending your much-awaited island holiday getaway in Koh Samui is a perfect choice. It is worth all your hard-earned cash. There are several Koh Samui attractions to choose from. It all depends on your budget and personal interests. Kayaking at Ang Thong National Maritime Park is one of the most exciting Koh Samui attractions that every visitor should try. It is a challenge but the fun that goes with it is priceless.

Ang Thong National Maritime Park is a stunning archipelago with more than 40 islands located northwest of Koh Samui. The marine park is truly one of the major Koh Samui attractions.  It is a protected area with rich flora and fauna, beautiful limestone islands, karst formations, caves, hidden lagoons and white sandy beaches. These islands of various shapes and sizes are mostly close to each other creating a stunning view.  All of them are uninhabited and undeveloped except Koh Palauy, which is inhabited by sea gypsies.

There are several tour operators offering tour packages from Koh Samui to Ang Thong. Be sure that they are licensed carriers. These tours depart daily from Koh Samui to the marine park. You can choose to ride a ferry and be with a larger group of around 40 people or ride a speedboat with a smaller group. Prices will definitely vary but if money is not a problem, your family and friends can do a private tour. It is more costly but at least you have more privacy. The tour usually includes pick-up from your hotel, light breakfast, speedboat transfer to the marine park, snorkelling, hiking, visiting both touristy and deserted areas and kayaking.

Kayaking is the best way to explore hidden natural Koh Samui attractions at Ang Thong National Maritime National Park. The start of the kayak trip is along the coastline of Koh Mae Koh, then passing beautiful white beaches and cruise further into some interesting rock formations, caves and hidden lagoons. These Koh Samui attractions are simply breathtaking.