Tachai Island or Koh Tachai is a small Island located between Similan and Surin national park. It's 1 hour away from Khao Lak by Speedboat. We were checking in at Thap lamu pier around 8 a.m and picking up our snorkeling equipment. Our speed boat departed at 9.30 a.m. Luckily, the weather was perfect for a day trip. We were supposed to snorkel in 2 different spots. Unfortunately, when we arrived Tachai Island the tides were too high, so we got to snorkel at one spot only and there'r not many coral reefs, but its still awesome to swim in crystal clear water surrounded by a breathtaking view!
After an hour of snorkeling we got on the speedboat and headed onto Tachai Island where we enjoyed Thai style buffet for lunch and spent another 2-3 hours strolling along white sand beach, playing on the seashore, and taking pictures! What I love most about this island is the crystal clear water just like a swimming pool with 3 shades of blue. Cool yeah?! It's one of the most beautiful Islands I've ever seen. Honestly, I can watch this amazing scenery of Tachai Island all day without getting bored. Also, the island itself is small, very clean, and peaceful. Absolutely perfect place to escape and chill.
I would recommended SeaStar tour to anyone visiting Tachai. You can tell that they're a great passionate staff who trying to provide tourists the best possible service and experience. For your information this Island is open for visit seasonal only, so make sure you check information before travel. Happy Friday guys!