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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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Touristic island and untouristic Islands.... best for snorkeling & beaches!!

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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gerard M
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Phang Nga, Thailand
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Phang Nga, Thailand
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 opposite Ko Lipe: un-touristic. That said: Lipe is a must for water lovers!!!! Snorkeling possible... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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 the various islands)Tarutao National Park. The fee is 200 baht per all Adults except for... More 

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 via island hopping). Guards are present to check your tickets at various islands. Good variety... More 

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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 to explore the island via the few roads it has. It is also possible to... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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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 day - up to 6 ppl in the boat).

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Stockholm
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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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Reviewed 22 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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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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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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