Angthong Island is a well-preserved archipelago in the Gulf of Thailand which is home to 42 islands that feature white sand beaches, lush jungles, hidden coves and waterfalls, and impressive limestone formations.
A trip to Angthong Island is a treat to all the senses. The pristine beaches – that bear a beautiful colour of aquamarine – is complemented by the lush trees thriving on the shores. The total area – that spans 100 square kilometres – is a place where you can find exotic wildlife and abundant sea life. Hiking, swimming, sea kayaking, diving, and snorkeling are just some of the activities to enjoy here. Angthong Island is also a great attraction for photo-enthusiasts – climb one of the peaks and be rewarded by breathtaking vistas.
Angthong Island is located 30 kilometres west of Koh Samui.
Opening Days and Hours
Opens daily, 24/7. However, tours to this island are only available during the daytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Tours to Ang Thong Island can cost from USD 49 to USD 103. Entrance to the park isn’t included in the tour package. The fee is USD 10 for adults, USD 5 for children, and USD 1.30 for locals.
How to Get There
- Take the night train to Surat Thani.
- Proceed to Donsak Pier.
- Take a ferry to Lipa Noi Pier.
- Book a tour to Angthong Island.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is 6 hours to a whole day.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit Angthong Island is around March to May. During these months, the chance for rainstorms is very low. For cooler times, visit during October.
- Beach sports
Farmer’s Restaurant, The Boudoir, Kobori Japanese Restaurant, Lai Thai Restaurant, Angela’s Diner, and Zenzibar are just some of the food options near Angthong Island. Bring food and water during the tour.
- Chaweng Beach
- Wat Plai Laem
- Lamai Beach
COSI Samui, Crystal Lamai Hotel, Moon Cottage, Ampha Place, Ibis Samui Bophut, Samui Verticolor, Ark Bar Beach Resort, and La Meridien Resort are some of the hotels to choose from at Koh Samui. Rates range from USD 45 to USD 140. Homestays are also available starting at USD 15.