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Elephants Retirement 9 Dee

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Choeng Thale, Thailand
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About Elephants Retirement 9 Dee
Elephants Retirement 9 Dee Phuket provides as many elephants as possible with the good health, freedom and happiness they truly deserve. At our camp we’ve created a safe, natural and sustainable habitat for our elephants to live in and were established in order to create a haven for retired elephants formally working in building yards, entertainment shows and throughout the tourist industry, which has drastically altered their function in Thai society. The Elephants Retirement 9 Dee Phuket is currently home to five formerly mistreated elephants that are now free to enjoy their lives. The money we receive from visits, volunteers, merchandise and donations is primarily used for food, veterinary care, infrastructure and land, so that we may constantly be growing and expending the capacity of rescuing more elephants. Additionally, some of the money is also designated toward compensating the local owners of the elephants so that they allow us to care for them, instead of making them work.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

one word SUNNY! shes hilarious and great and well informed about the elephants! this is place is great and we wanted to make sure we visited a place that weren't cruel and is an actual sanctuary for them. This is it!! We had lunch and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Teix123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I saved this to be my last adventure in Thailand. I have always wanted to experience elephants up close and personal. The staff was beyond amazing. Explaining everything, telling each elephants stories (some very heart breaking). From feeding the elephants to playing with them in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank slminmsp
Wanderer18138094943, Front Office Manager at Elephants Retirement 9 Dee, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kindness and for visiting Elephants Retirement 9 Dee park. we're so glad to know you enjoy and have the best experience with our elephants. Please enjoy the rest of your time in Thailand and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time caring for the elephants! It was basically a private experience, with only one other family with us. The staff and guides were great, teaching us about the elephants and helping me, though mostly my husband (lol), to have enough courage...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Liz C
Wanderer18138094943, Front Office Manager at Elephants Retirement 9 Dee, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, Thank you very much for your review we're very appreciated. Yes, we do good care of the elephants, love them and we will keep doing the good thing and will save more as much as we can. hope you had a wonderful day. Hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was... so AMAZING! One of the best expérience of my life. We learnt a lot about elephants. My favorite moment was the bath of mud with elephants, i will never forget this moment.More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Aurélie C
Wanderer18138094943, Front Office Manager at Elephants Retirement 9 Dee, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kindness and for visiting Elephants Retirement 9 Dee park. we're so glad to know you enjoy and have the best experience with our elephants. Please enjoy the rest of your time in Thailand and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved our half day with the elephants at 9Dee. The staff were brilliant and really knowledgable. We got to do various activities which were fun and interesting. Most importantly we got to spend lots of amazing time with the elephants. This was a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Tracey B
Wanderer18138094943, Front Office Manager at Elephants Retirement 9 Dee, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow, Thank you very much for your review we're very appreciated. Yes, we do good care of the elephants, love them and we will keep doing the good thing and will save more as much as we can. hope you had a wonderful day. Hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting this elephant sanctuary was the best part of my visit to Thailand. The service was amazing. Not only did the staff go above and beyond, you can also tell that they take excellent care of the elephants. We paid for the group tour and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Shanice M
Wanderer18138094943, Front Office Manager at Elephants Retirement 9 Dee, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow, Thank you very much for your review we're very appreciated. Yes, we do good care of the elephants, love them and we will keep doing the good thing and will save more as much as we can. hope you had a wonderful day. Hope...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Phuket, this. is. a. must. We did half a day visit, Sunny was our tour guide and was engaging with knowledge from the get go! My kids 14 and 11 had a ball, preparing food for the elephants, feeding them, bathing...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Sandra_bertuccio
Wanderer18138094943, Front Office Manager at Elephants Retirement 9 Dee, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow, Thank you very much for your review we're very appreciated. Yes, we do good care of the elephants, love them and we will keep doing the good thing and will save more as much as we can. hope you had a wonderful day. Hope...More

Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

We were picked up from our accommodation right on time and once we arrived at the park we found out we were the only couple booked for the afternoon. Our guide was fabulous and very socialble. The entire experience connected you to the elephants. I...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Wanderer18138094943, Front Office Manager at Elephants Retirement 9 Dee, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kindness and for visiting Elephants Retirement 9 Dee park. we're so glad to know you enjoy and have the best experience with our elephants. Please enjoy the rest of your time in Thailand and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed May 18, 2019

We had the best morning ever. Sunny was our guide and not only had so much information but also great sense of humour. From making food for the elephants to bathing and ringing the elephants we could not have asked for a better experience. The...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Wanderer18138094943, Front Office Manager at Elephants Retirement 9 Dee, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow, Thank you very much for your review we're very appreciated. Yes, we do good care of the elephants, love them and we will keep doing the good thing and will save more as much as we can. hope you had a wonderful day. Hope...More

Reviewed May 16, 2019

When in Phuket this elephant retirement Park is a MUST! These beautiful elephants have all been saved from cruelty, riding, trekking, performing. This has honestly been the highlight of any holiday I have ever done. Sunny was our host and she was fantastic and explained...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank helenmholmes
Wanderer18138094943, Front Office Manager at Elephants Retirement 9 Dee, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow, Thank you very much for your review we're very appreciated. Yes, we do good care of the elephants, love them and we will keep doing the good thing and will save more as much as we can. hope you had a wonderful day. Hope...More

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lainielynch
June 22, 2019|
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Response from mfi19822 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay, it's about 40 minutes but it's well worth while as we go there every year we are in Phuket, I see your from the GC as well. I do have a great driver who knows the best places to go , His Name is Lek... More
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Nonochin81
May 28, 2019|
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Response from Afronaughtix | Property representative |
No, all elephants are rescued elephants, each elephant has a full time caretaker, and they are free to roam. no chains or hooks are used at 9 Dee Sanctuary.
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Jaclyn M
April 18, 2019|
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Response from Elephant9DeePhuket | Property representative |
Hello Jaclyn M. Yes, We have 1 baby elephant. He look so cute.
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