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    Similan Islands. . .with pics inside. .

    After India I really neede a place to relax. . I chose similan Islands. . def a great choice. . not overrun with tourist. . beautiful blue water, white sand, and wildlife. .

    Its a bit expensive to get to. . usually runs around 2000 or 3000 baht round trip from Phuket. .

    The Island is a well preserved National Park. . it is only open from November until May. . At thge end of may workers and volunteers go and have a cleanup day and then let the islands settle back into nature for 6 months. .

    Love this rock on koh 4 similan



    My luxury accommodation for the weekend 600 baht



    Blue water, white sand, and no tourist. . perfect. .



    Sunrise on Koh 4



    Sunset


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    Very nice. Never thought of going there myself but it looks as though I should.
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    Yeah its really nice. .especially if u stay there for a couple of nights. . because it only really gets touristy between 12 noon and about 3:00 when the tour boats roll in and the tour groups have an hour of snorkeling and lunch. . but its really clean and nice and there were a ton of tree monitors, lizards, snakes, bats ect. . they have either tents or bungalows. .

    beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcatt66 View Post
    There were a ton of tree monitors, lizards, snakes, bats ect. .
    That would put staying in a tent out for me.

    Nice shots - especially the sunrise.

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    Very nice Matt.

    I've just found out I have an extra two weeks holiday in hand and I'm probably only a few hours ride from here over to there.

    Maybe buy a tent and do it.

    Nice pics
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    Wow! Stunning pics, mcatt! What type of camera are you using? I never got to the Similian Islands, but I hear they are one of the best places to scuba dive.
    I'd love to see more pics from the area. Tenting it, is certainly a cheap option. I read that there were not many places to stay on the Island as it were. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcatt66 View Post
    tree monitors, lizards, snakes, bats ect. .they have either tents or bungalows. .
    What? No penthouses for the the lizards, snakes, bats, ect ?

    Man, as we've told you before, it's "etc" and it's short for "etcetera". It's especially embarrassing not to know that when you're in Thailand, because of a certain movie that's banned here.

    Thanks for the pics though! Wonderful!
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    fucking pedant...

    one of those shots had me exclaiming out loud.
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    Yes, well, Jude Law raising one eyebrow would have you "exclaiming out loud", no great mystery there.

    So, how far from the Dengue Fever belt is this place, exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickyboy View Post
    fucking pedant...
    Almost as bad as you.

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    Pls downsize photos b4 postin

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    Beautiful pics, mcatt66!

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    Looks awesome. Does the 600bht include the rent for a tent? It seems an awful lot if just for a spot on the beach.

    What about food? many places? All Thai or western food as well?

    I might try try to venture there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by po3try View Post
    Does the 600bht include the rent for a tent? It seems an awful lot if just for a spot on the beach. What about food? many places? All Thai or western food as well?
    600 gets u a tent, 2 sleeping bags, 2 pillows. . im not even sure your allowed to bring ur own tents there . .there are 9 islands in all that make up Similan. . u can only stay on #4 and #8. . number 4 is the biggest and has tenst, and bungalows, #8 only has tents. . both beatiful beaches. . number 8 has a much better viewpoint.. . #4 has one resturtant and bar .. serve all Thai and seafood and fruit and a small gift shop with shirts, sunblock, chips ect. . .they have lockers that u can lock up ur valuables as well. .

    since it is so expensive to get there no matter how u do it.. i joined a one day snorkeling tour. . the tour goes out at 6 am and comes back at 6pm. . i just told my tour guide i wanted to stay a couple of nights. . which was no problem and seems like many people do that. . when the tour headed back i stayed and a couple of days later I joined another tour that was returning. . so I got a full day tour and round trip transportation from my guesthouse in Patong for 2,200 baht. .

    but hurry as the season is coming to an end and it closes in May. . until Nov. .
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