Destination: Surin Islands

09.25 N 97.53 E

The Surin islands lie close to the sea border with Burma. There are two main islands plus a number of small off-lying islets. The two main islands are separated by a shallow channel. At high tide with a shallow draught boat the channel is navigable.

A National Park with one small village, which is mostly inhabited by Sea Gypsies.

The Surin islands are very beautiful and practically untouched by tourism. There are no resorts and other then a small restaurant in the village and a campsite nearby, no facilities for visitors. The islands are densely forested and wildlife is prolific.

Bird watchers will find Brahminy Kites, White Bellied Sea Eagles but, amongst many others species, also the rare Nicobar Pigeons. Further more the Surins are the only known place in Thailand where the Beach Thick Knee is found.