Surin Islands are some of the most peaceful and untouched parts of the Andaman Sea. It is an exotic archipelago of five distant islands that fall under the Kingdom of Thailand. Surin has many pristine beaches and sandy shores and carries natural swings under the casuarina trees which makes it an amazing holiday destination.
Best time to visit
January is the busiest month -the best time to visit this island is between October and May as the weather is calm. This helps to get the best snorkeling and fishing experience during these months.
Places to see
It is good to have a list of places to visit before you travel so that you do not miss the important places and experiences.
The Basketry village. It is a beautiful rustic village in Mueang Thi. The locals of Ban Buthom are famous for their basket crafting skills. They handcraft the baskets after the harvest season which is an ancient crafting method. Many foreign tourists buy them as souvenirs to take back home for the loved ones.
The Sericulture center. Queen Sirikit is famous for its silk production industry. It employs many locals and helps the traditional industry to thrive. You can watch this rich Thai heritage of silk making and can experience the art of transformation of the larva to spinning yarn.
The National Museum of Surin. The National Museum of Surin helps you to understand the cultural heritage, archaeology, and etiology of this island. It explains about the non-existent Kauai ethnic group. The Kauai ethnic group were existing when the Surin island got the name “Surin”. The museum also houses an excellent collection of silverware, sericulture and elephant husbandry. In short, if you want to know about Surin, you should start your holiday from the National Museum of Surin.
The pleasing Pansea beach. You can hire a boat from Surin to reach Pansea beach. Its crystal clear, tranquil and sandy white beaches make it a perfect romantic getaway. Surin Island has top class resorts that cater to young tourists, especially from Asia. The rock formations found between the waters acts as a pathway for the water villas.
Surin islands offer many thrilling activities
Diving. If you want to learn the marine life of Surin, Deep sea diving is your best opportunity. Beaches are unspoiled which helps you to view the coral reef in a much shorter distance from the land. You can also see fishes like barramundi cod, yellow mask angelfish, parrotfish, and Napoleon wrasse.
Festival of Elephant round-up. This festival is observed during the month of November. It’s an exciting festival where the elephant parades, mock battles, soccer, and tug of war.
Exploring. Do not forget to tour the Surin Islands, as the island is small and clean. Visit the rustic Moken village which has sea gypsies as native settlers with an interesting lifestyle. You can dine a tasty meal prepared by them and unwind yourself at the tranquil beach that is near to the village.
Surin is a paradise and do not miss this Island when you travel to Thailand next time!