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Tarutao National Marine Park

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Beautiful islands but the amount of plastic....

We visited for 8 days Koh Lipe, Koh Adang and Koh Tarutao. The first is a quickly developing... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2018
Fabrizio_guide
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Sorrento, Italy
True nature experience!

Very beautiful island, still not exploited and really hope it will never be. We spent 5 nights in... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
moalignell
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Gavle, Sweden
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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 good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Satun, Thailand
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

We visited for 8 days Koh Lipe, Koh Adang and Koh Tarutao. The first is a quickly developing island nice to have some fun for youngers. The latters are managed by the National Park. In Koh Adang you can snorkel from the beach, which is...More

6  Thank Fabrizio_guide
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Very beautiful island, still not exploited and really hope it will never be. We spent 5 nights in the nationalpark at Ao Panthe Malacca, and some of us hade been there before so they knew their way around. Because there is not much information about...More

3  Thank moalignell
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

I stayed a few nights (maybe four?) on Ko Lipe, and it was beautiful but a little overpopulated with tourists. It has awesome beaches and blue water, and is great for Kayaking, snorkeling, and diving. At night the bioluminescent algae is visible on sunrise beach!...More

1  Thank Erine15
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

I traveled to Tarutao in March 2017. There was not many people at that time. I stayed there for 3 days in a cheep bungalow with tin mattresses on the floor and not in the best condition. the big disappointment was the condition of the...More

Thank matkomatko
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 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

5  Thank Randy H
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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
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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
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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

2  Thank Byng C
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Reviewed 14 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
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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

7  Thank Oliver W
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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
25 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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