In February, Banyan Tree Samui discovered three green turtle nests on Lamai Beach—a rare sight on an island typically associated with holidaymaking and partying.

Throughout April, the baby turtles gradually emerged under the watchful eye of the hotel’s resident marine biologist, Thepsuda Loyji, giving the 200 hatchlings a fighting chance of survival.

This report is just one of many in recent months citing a regeneration of marine life in popular resort areas in Thailand. Others include nests of rare leatherback turtles discovered on Phuket and an increasing number of dugongs spotted close to Thai shores.

You can watch as Samui's baby turtles scuttle to the sea in this video by Banyan Tree Samui: