The islands near Koh Samui are hidden gems of Thailand, and its natural beauty is still well preserved, which is why the area is a designated national park. This archipelago of 42 islands in Ang Thong National Marine Park. This marine national park is in the Gulf of Thailand, Surat Thani Province, featuring pristine beaches, tall mountains, thick jungles, magnificent waterfalls and of course, many activities for you to try. Read our guide to find out how you can make your trip to Ang Thong National Park one to remember!

Highlights In Ang Thong National Marine Park

There is a lot to do in Ang Thong National Park, from snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, diving, sightseeing, and simply relaxing. There are especially 2 perfect locations for these activities.

1. Ko Wua Ta Lap (Wua Ta Lap Island)

It can be said to be the most famous island among the 42 islands. Its white-sandy beaches are perfect for relaxing and basking in the sun. Ko Wua Ta Lap is where the national park’s office is located, with an exhibition about Ang Thong National Park and its amazing Bryde whale fossils. However, the real highlight is the viewpoint where you can see all 42 islands.

2. Emerald Lagoon

Also known as the “Inner Sea” on Koh Mae Ko Island. It is a large emerald lake in the middle of the island and is the most popular and stunning place on Koh Mae Ko Island.

How To Go To Ang Thong National Marine Park

The best way to go to Ang Thong National Park is by taking a ferry from Koh Samui or Koh Phangan.

If you are looking for a private ferry going to Ang Thong and want to try some activities,  Here are your best choices!

Ang Thong National Marine Park Private Yacht Tour from Koh Samui

Ang Thong National Marine Park Semi – Private Yacht Tour from Koh Samui

If private tours aren’t your thing, then there’s also the option to go on a join-in tour which is much more budget-friendly! Click the links below to find out more about them.

Ang Thong National Marine Park Tour by Big Boat from Koh Samui

Ang Thong National Marine Park Tour by Speedboat from Koh Phangan

Itinerary Suggestion for 1 Day in Ang Thong National Marine Park Tour

After you’ve arrived at Ang Thong National Park, go kayaking and head to the first main attraction at Koh Mae Ko Island.

At Koh Mae Ko Island, you can hike up to visit the hidden gem of this place, the Emerald Lagoon.

The next spot is at Koh Wua Ta Lap where you can reach the best viewpoint to see all 42 islands surrounding you. You can also enjoy doing other activities like swimming and snorkeling.

Since Ang Thong is a national park, island hopping is limited. However, you will not regret coming here at all. You’ll find that this is what “Heaven on Earth” really is!


November to December is the monsoon season, meaning rough waves and high tides, so it is dangerous to go there during this time. Therefore, Ang Thong National Marine Park is closed during this period every year.

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2 thoughts on “Guide to Ang Thong National Marine Park Tour

    Thank you so much, for this brilliant article. After I had studied all of your websites, I decided to check it out by myself. And really, it was amazing. I have never been to Aisa and after I have seen, the people and lifestyle I feel in love with this country. The food, fruits, and shakes are incredibly delicious and the way to handle everything so easy. Everybody is there to help each other. I like that really. I have been to Angthong with an excellent English-speaking agency The day trip was perfect and I can recommend everybody to see this unique place. The view over all the islands in the beautiful surroundings are amazing.
    I hope i will get back this year to explore more of the other islands. I am looking forward to your next article and wish you all the best.
    Thanks again and best regards
    Your Susan

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