The waters surrounding Anantara Si Kao are home to one of the last remaining populations of dugongs, or sea cows, in Southeast Asia. These graceful “ladies of the sea” can live up to 70 years, calmly munching on seagrass day and night. Get up close with the shy mammals in their natural habitat. Learn about their conservation and roll up your sleeves and pitch in.
Listen to recorded calls of the dugong in the wild. Watch conservation scientists at work. Learn about the dugong’s delicate ecosystem in our onsite wet lab.
Snorkel, birdwatch and kayak in the peaceful bay. Spot solo turtles swimming by. An immersive half-day excursion.
Join the DECC in planting seagrass, the dugong’s food of choice. Helping to preserve our delicate ecosystem, flourishing seagrass stabilises the ocean floor by holding sediment down and breaking waves as they head to shore. This prevents erosion, improves water quality, and creates a haven for sea cucumbers, sea urchins and crabs to thrive. This in turn feeds the dugong along with almost 70% of the marine creatures in the region.