Ko Tarutao Tourism & Travel Guide

Trips and Itineraries for Ko Tarutao

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Top Places To Visit in Ko Tarutao 13 Spots

Pattaya Beach, Satun, Thailand
A cab came to pick us from hotel to Pattaya beach from where the boat starts. It took 2minutes to reach the place from our hotel as we say right next to the Pattaya beach.From Pattaya beach the drive to coral island is 27km which takes 45minutes in speed boat. Island is beautiful and well maintained. Interested people can try paragliding in coral island for 2500 baht per person. After spending some good time in island we can return by the same speed boat and on arrival we were directed to a place where we get pretty good indian lunch. Place to make your tummy full.
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Ko Adang, Tarutao National Park, Mueang Satun District, Satun, Thailand
This is a very natural and unspoiled island which is part of the Ko Tarutao National Park. Covered with rainforest and home to a few sandy beaches, inland waterfalls and excellent snorkelling spots this is a much less developed destination than its more famous neighbour Koh Lipe. To keep it as natural as possible, there is no infrastructure on the island and accommodation is run by the National Park – a choice of either basic bungalows or tents .
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Weekend Getaways from Ko Tarutao  

We explored Phuket market (our shopping spree had begun!), Jungceylon Mall (don't miss this huge mall!), Walking street (safe and full of firangs!), Patong Beach (loved the beach vibes!) and our nightlife at Famous Roof top bar was not the one to miss! They have various parties like foam party, bubbles party etc. They offer free champagne to ladies from 12am-1am! This club is very different from Seduction or Tiger's Pub on Walking street in Phuket. We visited many clubs on Walking Street in Phuket! We truly had amazing time in Phuket without any inhibitions or fear of being judged. We enjoyed it just the day we wanted to! One of the best nightlife it has! We also did ATV Riding, visited Wat Phra Nang Sang Buddhist Temple etc.We went to Phi Phi Islands to snorkel in the sea by a ferry which took 2 hours to reach the island, on our Day 2 in Phuket. The ferry ride was fun. The Phi Phi Island beach was too good, very picturesque. Straight out of a movie kinda beach. Blue skies, white sand, blue waters! We took lot of pictures at Ao Tonsai Pier where we landed from ferry. The beach at the pier called as Ko Phi Phi Don is a beach that shouldn't be missed. This hotel pick up and drop day tour can be arranged from Phuket itself and is worth a single dime! You can bargain if you are in big group.Skip Pattaya by all means. Pattaya is strictly for boys/men who come to Thailand for their type of fun. Alcazar show in Pattaya is good, but it can be seen on YouTube too! Walking Street was just meh. Too many cheap people and loads of staring eyes, unlike Phuket! We regretted coming to Pattaya and only wished if we could have instead hopped on to Krabi or Koh Samui Island, nevertheless, there's always the next time!Think twice before you want to click your pictures with fancy dressed ladies (trans-gender or She-males actually!). Every picture clicked with them is charged. Even when you go to ping-pong shows, don't indulge yourself into any activity even if model approaches you. At the end you may realize, you could have coughed up hundreds of baths just to hold a balloon :P (just the way I had to..#@#!#)We had the gala time in Phuket. It is like a paradise. It had awesome nightlife! Most of the times, in clubs or bars, I, and my friend would be the only Indians with the rest of the firangs! There was no awkwardness when we went into ping-pong shows in Phuket but in Pattaya, we were literally stalked!

About Ko Tarutao

This island – located close to the Malaysia border – is said to be one of the most unspoiled islands in Thailand. It was also the setting for the fifth season of the reality TV show Survivor. While not exactly undiscovered it’s quiet, clean, beautiful and protected – everything the main tourist islands are not. There are no major resorts, no beach parties just an ample supply of peace and gorgeous natural scenery. It’s protected national park status also ensures there is plenty of wildlife – as well being a nestling ground sites for turtles, Langurs, crab-eating macaques and wild pigs are common. Accommodation on the island is run by the National Park and guests can choose from either a tent or a fan-cooled bungalow.

Best Time To Visit Ko Tarutao

Best time to visit Ko Tarutao is from December to February
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