Similan Islands camping at Koh Miang

Overnight stay at Mu Ko Similan National Park

Update Sept 2018: All accommodation has been removed from the Similan Islands for conservation. You cannot stay on the Similan Islands. You can still stay overnight at the Similan Islands on a liveaboard. Or you can stay in a tent at the Surin Islands.

Similan camping is a good budget option for staying at the Similan Islands. It’s a way to escape from the day trippers. Tents and meals are provided by at national park ranger station. Transfers and snorkeling excursions are by speedboat.

The camp site is on Koh Miang (Island #4). There is nothing else on the island, no cars, taxis, bars, shops etc. Just you and nature (lots of crabs and a about 50 other campers). AC cabins are also available on the Pansa Queen but there are only 6 cabins so book early! Bungalows are not available.

Also available: Surin Islands overnight

Campsite Similan Islands

2d 1n


Camping is available at the Similan Islands from November to mid April. Advanced booking is essential.

Itinerary 2d 1n

Day 1:
You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred by air con minibus to the pier at Thap Lamu. Pick up in Phuket is approx 6.00 hrs and in Khao Lak is approx 7.00hrs.

8.30-10.00 hrs: After collecting your snorkeling gear the speedboat will take you to the Similan Islands. Transfer time is about 80 minutes.

10.20-11.00 hrs: Swimming and snorkeling at Similan Islands 5 and 6 (Koh Ha and Koh Hok)

11.00-13.00 hrs: Explore Koh Miang (Similan Island number 4). There are two beaches seperated by a jungle trail. A Thai lunch is served on the beach.

13.00 hrs: After checking into your tent transfer to the Pansa Queen snorkeling boat for an afternoon snorkeling session at island number 8 (Beacon reef).

18.00 hrs: Buffet dinner served on the Pansa Queen while the sun sets. Then transfer back to Koh Miang campsite.

Turtle and snorkeler

Day 2:
8.30-13.00 hrs: After breakfast snorkel all morning around Koh Payu (island #7) and Honeymoon bay.

13.00-15.00 hrs: After lunch snorkeling at Koh Bangu (island #9) and Koh Similan (island #8). On Koh Similan there is the chance to climb up to the top of sail rock for excellent views across the Similans.

15.00 hrs: Depart the Similans. Guests staying in Khao Lak will be back at their hotel at about 17.30 hrs. Guests in Phuket will arrive back at about 19.00 hrs.

Itineraries are subject to change.


3d 2n


Camping is available from November to mid April. Advanced booking is essential.

Itinerary 3d 2n

Day 1:
06:30 – 07:00 hrs: Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Thaplamu pier.
08:00 hrs: Check in, meet your guide and pick up snorkeling gear.
08:30 hrs: Depart for Similan Islands by speed boat.
10:00 hrs: Snorkeling at Stonehenge then head to the Beach on Koh Miang (Island no.4) enjoy the beach and explore the island.
12:00 hrs: Buffet lunch and check in to the National Park accommodation on Koh Miang.
14:00 hrs: Depart for the afternoon program. Snorkeling at Koh Bangu (Island no.9) and Koh Similan (Island no.8).
17:30 hrs: Buffet dinner.

Similan Islands viewpoint

Day 2:
08:30 hrs: Breakfast
09:30 hrs: Snorkeling at Koh Payu (Island No.7) and Koh Miang (Island No.4)
12:00 hrs: Lunch
14:00 hrs: Depart for afternoon program snorkeling at Koh Bangu (Island no.9) and Koh Similan (Island no. 8)
17.30 hrs: Buffet dinner

freedive at Similan Islands

Day 3:
08.00 hrs: Check out of your accommodation.
08.30 hrs: Breakfast
09.30 hrs: Snorkeling at Koh Ha (Island no.5) and Koh Miang (Island no.4) then snorkeling at Koh Hok (Island no.6)
12:00 hrs: Lunch then change to the speed boat
13:00 hrs: Depart for afternoon program snorkeling at Koh Bangu (Island no.9) and head to Donald Duck Bay where you can relax on the beach or climb sail rock view point.
15:00 hrs: Depart from the Similan Islands. Guests staying in Khao Lak will be back at their hotel at about 17.30hrs. Guests in Phuket will arrive back at about 19.00 hrs.

Itineraries are subject to change.

Similan Islands tour



This tour is no longer available

Prices include: National park fees, snorkeling equipment (mask and snorkel), guide, accommodation in tents (sleeping mat and sheet are provided), meals, round trip transfers from central Khao Lak hotels (transfer fees may be charged for other areas).

Note that these speedboat tours are not suitable for infants 3 years old and under, or for pregnant women and the elderly over 70 years of age.

– 7 days or more prior to the package or tour date: full refund less bank fees.
– 3-6 days prior to the package or tour date: 30% of total price
– Within 72 hours of the package or tour date, or no show: 100% of total price.

Weather Policy: This is an all weather tour and still runs if it is raining in the morning. The tour will be cancelled if the forecast is for rough sea unsafe for small boats. The decision to cancel is made on the morning of the tour by the boat captain and the harbour master. If a trip is cancelled because of bad weather you can reschedule to the next available day. If you cannot reschedule you will be refunded in full.

How to book

How to book

Please contact us to check availability and make a reservation.

    What to expect

    The Koh Similan National Park provides large tents on the park HQ at Koh Miang (Similan Island number 4) and Koh Similan (island number 8). Facilities are basic with a shower and toilet block and a restaurant. There are short trails (it’s a tiny island) so you can walk from the east coast beach through the island to the west coast beach.

    The tents come with a floor mat, sheets, pillows and a mosquito net.

    On island 4 there are also a few bungalows available for a surcharge, they get booked up months in advance and can only be booked directly with the national park (we cannot book them for you).

    Don’t expect any night life at the Similan Islands apart from the sounds of the wildlife.

    Similan Island 8

    What to take

    You will need swimwear, sunscreen, sun hat, beach shoes, camera etc. You will be provided with one towel per person so we recommend taking an additional beach towel.

    We also suggest taking your own supply of toilet paper just in case. You should take some mosquito spray for the evenings, a small torch can also be useful.

    The national park authorities ask that you do not take alcohol or snacks onto the islands with you and you should not have food in your tent as it will attract animals.

    You should only take what you need for the duration of your stay in a small bag that you can carry yourself.

    Please take your trash with you when you leave the island.

    Campsite Similan Islands

    Pansa Queen Similan overnight

    Pansa Queen cabins

    7 thoughts on “Similan camping and snorkeling”

      1. Hi Marta, yes we can offer a group discount for Similan overnight tours. What dates are you planning for? Let me know and I’ll check if there is availability for 14 people.

    1. Hello there,
      New year greetings, we are a couple on honeymoon and would like to take a 2 days 1 night trip to similan islands from Phuket, we been trying to book an accommodation from national portal but not being able to, Both of us are experienced campaigner and have all campaigning gear with us, can we campaign on our own by paying national park fee and whatever other fee that implies. What other alternative is there if this is not possible, we are really looking forward to stay there, hope for a quick revert so i can book the tour with your. thanks and happy new year

    2. I have the Similian Is are open until mid may but I have read above that this trip only runs to April. We will be in Phuket from 6 May. Can you confirm if your tours and camping will be open at this time?
      Thank you

      1. This year day trips will run until May 15th subject to there being enough bookings. Overnight trips are scheduled stop on May 8th.

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