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Situated in Tambon Koh Phra Thong and covering an area of 84,375 rais (33,750 acres), Mu Koh surin is an archipelago of 5 islands: Koh Surin Nuea, Koh Surin Tai, Koh Ri, Koh Khai, and Koh Klang. It was declared a national park on July 9, 1981. The archipelago is located in the Andaman sea, near the Thai-Burmese sea border, to the west coast of Thailand.

Mu Koh surin national park is an archipelago in the Andaman sea located approximately 70 kilometers off the western shore next to the Thailand-Myanmar border. The Park comprises 5 major islands; namely, Koh Surin Nuea, Koh Surin Tai, Koh Kai (Koh Torinla), Koh Klang (Koh Pachumba), and Koh Ri (Koh Satok). It was proclaimed a National Park on July 9, 1981, and includes islands with beautiful coral reefs in the shallows and various schools of fish of different colors. It offers ideal spots for snorkeling to admire coral reefs in the shallows, especially at Koh Torinla and Koh Pachumba. An ideal spot for scuba diving is the Richeliu Rock, 10 kilometers to the southwest of Koh Surin. This site is a fertile undersea nature habitats various kind of fish, colorful corals, and where whale shark, the kind Giant of the Sea, is frequently encountered.

Though best known for its marine wildlife, Koh Surin is also home to healthy populations of monkeys, snakes, monitor lizards, crabs of countless varieties, and abundant bird life. Untouched jungle covers most of the islands, and though one rugged trail runs over the mountainous interior of Koh Surin Nuea, most of Koh Surin is not only virtually impenetrable but also officially off limits to visitors.

Koh Surin Tai & Koh Surin Neua

On the slightly more southern island of Koh Surin Tai is the Moken Village, where the Moken (also called sea gypsies) who have lived in this area for generations. The Moken are the only allowed permanent residents on Koh Surin Tai. Tourists are allowed to visit the island and the village but are not allowed to sleep there.

The small islands Koh Torinla (Koh Kai), Koh Pachumba and Koh Ree (Koh Stok) are surrounded by beautiful reefs. That is why they are visited next to the two big islands during snorkel tours.

The only island where you can and may sleep is the northern Koh Surin Nuea. Here there are also facilities such as tents, bungalows, a restaurant, toilets / showers, a restaurant and a small store. Koh Surin Neea is the largest island of the Surin Islands.

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