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Tarutao National Marine Park

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Address: Satun, Thailand
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Located in the Andaman Sea, this is Thailand’s largest marine park that is...

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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Not a destination for everyone

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2016
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Stockholm
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 meters at the highest point.A few trips to do when you get tired of your... More 

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Jonkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 who was supposed to collect it was in the toilet or otherwise engaged. In that... More 

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Eureka, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Ko Tarutao is a great place to get away from the tourist traps of Bangkok or Krabi. Booked transport thru my guesthouse for 800 baht. Was 900 b coming back without guesthouse discount. You can book thru Tigerlines for 880 b each way ahead of time to Ko Lipe. But then you have to book the ferry to Ko Tarutao... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Before you go there you should ask yourself these questions. Am I a internationally wanted criminal and need to lay low? or Do I need to do some deep self reflection on a "nothing to do island"? The place is not a paradise, the beaches are not beautiful, the accommodations are ok but not on the beach. It all reminds... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

So far I've had the chance to visit only a few Thai islands - Lanta, Lipe, Muk, Kradan, Ngai and Tarutao - Koh Tarutao became my favorite! After reading all reviews I wasn't sure if such a stay is for me - I am not the backpacking type / sleeping in a tent etc. I was so pleasantly surprised! Conditions... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

If you expect your Thai holiday to be a string of well maintained beaches, sapphire waters, a large selection of places to eat and drink, air-con interiors, and utmost comfort and convenience, then don't come to Ko Tarutao. Living on this island means going back to the basics and enjoying a raw experience of nature. There is nothing in-between you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a week. There is no WiFi, so leave the data off and unwind! The bungalows and camping facilities are simple but good. We particularly enjoyed the food at the canteen at Ao Son. It's a bit of a trek, but worth the views and the lovely staff on that part of the island. Be warned, the monkeys... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Take a hike up to the viewpoint for a bird eye view of Koh Lipe Island. The hike is easy to moderate, do-able to majority of all ages, just make sure you have a good covered up shoes with good grip. There are 3 viewpoint stops, make it to at least Viewpoint 2 and you would be rewarded with an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

If you want luxury and air con then don't come here. If you want back to basics with few home comfort then here is for you. When we stayed there was very few people here so you could walk the white sands with out seeing a soul (heaven) the rooms are basic but fine, electricity is from 1830-0630. There is... More 

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