For a change of scenery, why not travel with us to the south west of Koh Samui and along the stunning coast line of Thong Nian in Khanom district for the chance to see the pink ‘irrawaddy’ dolphins. Here we can visit the beautiful islands of Koh Phi, Koh Tha Rai and Koh Noi.
Note: Sightings cannot be guaranteed at all times of year. Contact us by email for updated reports.
In the video clip above, we see a colony of Chinese White Dolphins (Sousa Chinensis Chinensis, commonly known as “Pink Dolphins”) who like to hang around in Khanom Bay, Nakhon Si Thammarat province, Thailand. If you get lucky you can see them from the beach… but in order to improve your odds you’d better take an early morning trip with Samui Luxury Boat Rental!
The district is located in the north of the province. To the west is Surat Thani Province, while to the north and east is the Gulf of Thailand. Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Sichon of Nakhon Si Thammarat and Don Sak of Surat Thani.
Most of the coast line of district will be protected as part of the Hat Khanom – Mu Ko Thale Tai National Park, which is currently in process of creation. The coast of the district consists of a series of beaches nestled among the limestone and shale mountains of northern Nakhon Si Thammarat mountain range. Nai Plao Beach is the most popular of these beaches. Several caves are found in the hills, the most famous one is Khao Wang Thong cave. The major hills within the districts are Khao Luang (814 m), Khao Phlao and Khao Dat Fa (732 m) at the southeastern boundary to Sichon, and Khao Chai Son (535 m) adjacent Khanom town at the Khanom Bay, the mouth of Khlong Khanom.