7 Hidden Islands trip is operated by Happy Samui company. The trip will be operated every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. It is the half day tour about 5 hours long. And the trip will go by speedboat.
The boat will leave at 9:30 a.m. from Bangrak Pier, at the north of Koh Samui. From the pier here you will see the nice view and see the Big Buddha from the pier too.
Before the speedboat starts from the pier, the guide will explain the program and explain about that boat facilities, drinking water, marine toilet.
Then the speedboat will take us cruising along the coast line at the north of Koh Samui. From Bangrak beach to Bophut Beach, Maenam Beach, Baan Tai Beach, Bang Por Beach. Then the speedboat will pass Khao Laem Yai and heading down to the south of Koh Samui along the west coast of Koh Samui.
About 45 minutes we will arrive at Koh 4 Koh 5 or another name is The Five islands. The islands the the swallow nest.
The company have the concession to collect the swallow nest to make the swallow nest soup.
We will see the swallow nest collector hut that built on the cliff. They will keep the rain water in the tank or boil the sea water to get the vapour and drop to be the fresh water.
We will see some more houses of the swallow nest collector on anothe where located on another beach.
The island with the shape of the whale.
Until enough time of the 5 islands sightseeing, the speedboat will take us directly to Koh Taen at Ao Ok Bay (east bay) to do snorkeling here.
They guide will give us 1 hour for snorkeling.
At the restaurant we will have the yummy Thai Food buffet lunch.
Then it is the relax time on the beach of the local restaurant.
After lunch time , the speedboat will take us to Madsum Island, just 5 minutes from Koh Taen.
At Koh Madsum you will be surprised with the lovely pigs. Sometimes you will see them swimming along the beach. The guide said that all of pigs swam from Koh Taen and live in Koh Madsum now because they will get food from the bar and restaurant on this island. And now there are a lot of baby pigs.
To get on Koh Madsum we are not allowed to bring drinks or food into the island. But you can buy drinks or food at the bar on the island.
Until enough time, the guide will call us go get in the speedboat to go back to Koh Samui. The speedboat will cruise along the east coat line on the way back. So, on this way we will pass Lamai Beach and the boat will stop for us to taking pictures of the Grandfather and Grandmother Rock from the speedboat. Then heading to the north pass Chaweng, Choengmon beach and arrive at Bangrak Pier. Then finish the program with happiness.
However, on the way back may be changed to be the west side of Koh Samui, same way of coming way, it is up to the weather, or waves conditions.
To book this trip, please see the detail on this link. 7 Hidden Islands Tour (The Five Islands, Koh Taen, Koh Madsum) Tuesday, Friday, Sunday