Tarutao National Marine Park

Tarutao National Marine Park, Satun: Address, Phone Number, Tarutao National Marine Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Tarutao National Marine Park

Tarutao National Marine Park
4.5
National Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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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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stevej5192014
Phuket, Thailand13 contributions
Cycling on Koh Tarutao
Mar 2021 • Friends
The most expensive bike I have hired in Thailand was on Koh Tarutao and it didn't have a motor but was the best bicycle I have ever hired. They're high quality in good condition. As a 65yo smoker I was taking on a task almost beyond my grasp. The bike in 1st gear will climb a tree but still required more exertion than I could muster and the hills were climbed on foot with numerous stops for air. Take plenty of water and allow plenty of time. I loved it and will never smoke again.
Written March 1, 2021
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Shreya Saha
Phitsanulok, Thailand939 contributions
Thailand’s Most Exquisite, Unspoiled Regions
Mar 2019
Koh Tarutao Marine National Park is one of Thailand’s most exquisite, unspoiled regions – and our boat made a short stop there before proceeding to Koh Lipe. The island looked killing – we reached there in 1 h and were only 30 min away from Koh Lipe – we were all excited for how Koh Lipe would look like. The beach also has the immigration check point. It is for people coming down from Langkawi, Malaysia, which is only 30 min away from Lipe.
Written February 21, 2020
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Jerome Alano
Calamba, Philippines13 contributions
Laid back nature getaway
Mar 2019
Tarutao National Park is one of the ASEAN Heritage Parks showcasing the best nature park has to offer when it comes to nature conservation. Tarutao Island, where the Park HQ is located, is a remarkable place where you can explore a pristine forest and encounter wildlife while hiking or pedalling mountain bikes. It has a long stretch of beach and areas for camping and cottages. The other side of the island has a historical trail where you can explore the former prison camp dating back to WW2.

This island is perfect for those who want to detach from the rest of the world for a while and have some time off the busy and bustling world.
Written May 2, 2019
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ZenLady73
Singapore, Singapore81 contributions
Short transit
Mar 2019 • Family
On the way to Ko Lipe,our speedboat driver made a short stop at Tarutao National Heritage Island for the passengers to admire the clear coral and fantastic sea breeze.Clean and sandy white beaches and clear sea water mesmerized us.We love the coconut ice cream made locally especially on that hot Sunday.It was a very brief short transit stop but we totally enjoyed it.
Written April 5, 2019
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BangkokSachse
Bangkok, Thailand38,828 contributions
Beautiful!
Mar 2019
We took a speed boat to Ko Lipe. The speed boat stopped at Tarutao National Park and Koh Khai for 20 minutes each. The park is beautiful and clean.
Written March 26, 2019
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ChristieL91
Leeds, UK14 contributions
Paradise
Jan 2019 • Couples
Do yourself a favour and pay a visit to Tarutao National Park! This place is an absolutely perfect, unspoiled paradise.
We stayed for 2 nights (probably the most I can bear without aircon or WiFi!) but it gave us one full day so we packed everything into that. We hired bikes for 250THB each and set off on what ended up being a 37km bike ride! The sights along the way as well as the destinations, coupled with the unbelievable wildlife, meant we didn't even realise how much hard work the ride was!
I've travelled SE Asia a lot over the last 3 years and have never seen anywhere like this, truly a hidden gem.
Written January 23, 2019
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gabcasu
Cagliari, Italy75 contributions
Simply Paradise except for the restaurant
Dec 2018 • Couples
Taruatao is a National Park very close to my concept of paradise.. We spent 2 nights there, we would like to stay more days but we were very upset about the only restaurant in the Island. Orribile food (expecially the squid) and very bad service. Bungalows are preatty nice and The beaches, landscape and animals are impressive. Really recommended
Written December 25, 2018
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CFEIII
Austin, TX4,540 contributions
Great boat trip to explore the islands in the park
Nov 2018 • Solo
I took a full day trek by boat to explore the islands in the park, All told, these are nice islands with pretty nice beaches, If you are expecting pristine, you will be disappointed. If you get to the island with the hornfel (Black rock beach), be sure to lay down on it for a "Hot Rocks" massage!
Written November 10, 2018
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StevenG1966
Hua Hin, Thailand218 contributions
Boat trip
Apr 2018 • Couples
Absolutely gorgeous. You must come and see this. I loved every second of my trip. Crystal clear water, immaculate white sand, the sun beating down upon you. The park itself was very Interesting, although the island tour consisted of visiting four islands, so we didn't see much.
Written April 24, 2018
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Fabrizio_guide
Sorrento, Italy24 contributions
Beautiful islands but the amount of plastic....
Dec 2017 • Family
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 great, you can camp and there are a few bungolows.
In Koh Tarutao you may not be swimming much, there is a lot of jungle out there but it is not very accessible. The park offers bike rental but there was no smaller bikes for our kids who are 10 and 8. So we got pretty much stuck at the major compsite.

The reason for my bad review however is the fact that all of those pristine islands and the ocean around it are literally covered in Plastic, on the beach or floating out there.
The employees of the National Park are very keen in sweeping the little alleys of the camping but they could not care less for all the rubbish all around. The environment means nothing for those burocrats.
And yet with all those tourist out there they should be more aware!
Written January 18, 2018
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