Round-island boat tours are available at Mae Hat or through your bungalow, with stops for snorkelling and swimming; these take in snorkelling in the Japanese Gardens off Ko Nang Yuan, but you’ll have to pay the B100 entrance fee if you set foot on the island to climb up to the viewpoint. Some dive companies will take along snorkellers, usually on their afternoon trips, when they visit the shallower sites.

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