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Tarutao National Marine Park

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Trash filled waters!

In my humble opinion, the purpose of a National Park is to preserve wilderness and keep it in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Randy H
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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Changed since my last visit

After my disapointing visit to koh lipe moved on to tarutao this to has changed in 13 years but... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
ajarnglyn
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Thoeng, Thailand
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Located in the Andaman Sea, this is Thailand’s largest marine park that is a popular area for outdoor naturalists, snorkelers and scuba divers.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Satun, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In my humble opinion, the purpose of a National Park is to preserve wilderness and keep it in pristine condition. While staying on Koh Lipe, we took a snorkelling trip on a long tail boat to Koh Rawi. The water in the area we were...More

1  Thank Randy H
Reviewed 3 May 2017

After my disapointing visit to koh lipe moved on to tarutao this to has changed in 13 years but unlike lipe its improved. There was vet little here last time I slept in a tent on the beach and is was difficult to get around....More

2  Thank ajarnglyn
Reviewed 23 April 2017

A very nice park! Mostly because of the snorkelingactivities we did. That was amazing! The islands itself where very touristic. Ko Lipe is just a (messy) walking street with many mini-resorts, accomodations, overrated 7-elevens and restaurant. We slept on Ko Adang! A very nice island...More

2  Thank Gerard M
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The name, not just the Tarutao Island itself, is collectively covering the entire Marine Administration Area all the way over 100 km extended to Koh Lipe and the nearby islands like Koh Rawi and Koh Adang. You need to purchase a Pass for entering(landing on...More

1  Thank Byng C
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We went island hopping recently and were impressed by how clean and clear the waters were. A fee of 200 baht/ticket for 7 days at the national marine park is required of every visitor at Koh Lipe (and every other island you plan on visiting...More

1  Thank JoyceL711
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Stayed on Ko Tarutao for 4 nights on Ao Molae beach. 2 nights camping and 2 nights in a bungalow. Camping was 250 baht per night and the bungalow 600. Bike rental is available for 250 baht per day and is necessary if one wants...More

5  Thank Oliver W
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing place good for resting, sunbathing and snorkeling. The ticket is 200 BHT for an adult and you have to buy it going to any island for the First time. To travel around the park it's best to get a boat (approx. 1500-2000 BHT per...More

Thank Ewelina-EW
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Yes, they are becoming few, islands in Thailand archipelago that are not receiving lots of tourists.Here it largely lived up to the National Park's account and not conceded developers. Most of Koh Tarutao is covered by tropical rainforest and island reaches a height of 700...More

2  Thank Phayao13
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Many different tours go here from koh lipe. About 500-1000RM per person. Lot of Nice beaches, Nice snorkeling and diving.

1  Thank Kicke K
Reviewed 6 May 2016

I stayed here start of May. Lots of websites on the internet state it closes mid April. Evidently it doesn't. I stayed for about 23 hours. I hired a small tent for 150 baht. I somehow avoided the national park fee, I think the guard/ranger...More

15  Thank 166grahaml
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Justice B
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Response from ajarnglyn | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure but probably I will say that there is not alot on the island but it is beautiful
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Matthew G
26 March 2017|
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Response from Byng C | Reviewed this property |
To be exact, the AdangRawi group of islands will be closed from mid May to Mid November. So, if you go early May, you can still catch the late worm. AdangRawi group of islands is where you will tour during your stay on Koh... More
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