The president of the CSR Club for Tourism in Sam Roi Yot Subdistrict is inviting tourists to try kayaking from Ko Ram Island to Sam Roi Yot Beach to promote the new to-be nickname of the city, ‘Kayak City’.
On March 9, 2022, Mr. Sumet Charoensuk, President of the CSR Club for Tourism in Sam Roi Yot Subdistrict, Prachuap Khiri Khan, revealed after joining various agencies to collect garbage on Ko Ram Island by scuba diving to collect underwater trash and explore coral reefs, this is to prepare a coral restoration plan to promote natural tourism by inviting entrepreneurs, various departments, including the villagers. Kayaking is a sport that is very suitable for Sam Roi Yot Beach because there are routes, Ko Kho Ram and Koh Nom Sao. Sam Roi Yot Beach, moreover, has light waves because of its geography. The wind here is also lighter.
The club has activities to conserve the environment on a regular basis, such as building a house for fish, exploring coral care while some water sports, such as jet-skiing, have underwater sound waves, which can affect aquatic life.
Therefore, tourists who enjoy kayaking are being invited to Sam Roi Yot Beach. You can bring your own kayaks if any. The distance is about 1.5 kilometers, thereby about 3 kilometers round trip. In addition, the CSR Club for Sam Roi Yot Tourism is working hard to push Sam Roi Yot Beach to create kayaking activities until it becomes a “kayak city” in the future.
Sam Roi Yot Beach is located in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park that covers about 98 square kilometers on the right south of Hua Hin. It is the first marine national park in Thailand. Khao Sam Roi Yot means “The mountain with three hundred peaks”, and refers to a series of limestone hills along the Gulf of Thailand with the highest one at 605 meters asl. The northwest corner of the mountain range is called Thung Sam Roi Yot and is mainly freshwater marsh covering nearly 37% of the national park which makes it the largest wetlands area in Thailand. The rainy season in the national park is May to November with the most rainfall in September to November; therefore, it is better to visit the place during the rest of the year, which is quite dry.