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Surin Island Travel Blog

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On the speedboat
I had heard about how gorgeous Surin Island was a long time before I chose this trip for our first date outside of Bangkok in 2002. It’s not just another paradise Thailand has to offer. It’s a beach that offers you fresh clean air, fine white sand, and vivid green water. On top of that, what we loved most was the cozy shade from the tree letting us lie in the sea until those little fish got bored of having humans around…

We departed Bangkok around 7 A.M. heading along the highway in south Bangkok. Travelling down south by car wasn’t too painful, the easiest way to get out the city of angels is to follow the sign that says “Nakorn Pathom”. Surin Island is situated in Pang-nga province.
Ignore us--please look at the sea in the background lol


With the long, straight, smooth road and driver-friendly signs we arrived at Pang-nga about 3 P.M. Being a national park, Surin Island only allowed tourists to embark for the island in the morning. So 4 of us had to stay overnight in Kuraburi.  

Kuraburi Greenview Resort was where we stopped that evening, in a lovely bungalow. Before checking in we drove to the Surin island office to get the boat tickets, but the information we got put us down. To travel to the island with their boat would take up to 3 hours, so the officer recommended us to contact the speedboat company instead. Actually the place that arranged the speedboat was the same place we had to stay that night. Doh!

Paying 1,600 bath for the round trip was a great deal considering the speed (only 1 hour), and you can also save time and energy to spend on the island instead. The accommodation we stayed that night was a bit costly compared to the quality of the place but we only had 2 choices for the whole town.

By contrast, the accommodation we stayed at on the island cost us just 150 baht/person/night, as it was a tent!

Although this trip was our first date outside of my hometown, it was the first of many that we chose to do something a bit adventurous. We both thought it would be good for us to get to know each other. As we wished, I discovered something about him through the event coming up the day after….

thelailama says:
so sweet na ja :) i couldn't imagine, how beautiful and romantic time that u'd got. Surin is the other paradise island that we shouldn't missed. But i've never been there, actaully. hahaha :D
Posted on: May 31, 2007
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On the speedboat
On the speedboat
Ignore us--please look at the sea …
Ignore us--please look at the sea…
the 150 bath/night tent.
the 150 bath/night tent.
Surin Island
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