Ko Tarutao Islands & Archipelago
Thailand has plenty of tropical vacation hotspots
one of them is the Tarutao Archipelago off the south west coast in Satun province. The place is accessible by air via Hat Yai or by bus also from Hat Yai, Phuket, Trang and practically from anywhere in the country. There are around 50 islands, the main islands, where it is possible to stay is Ko Tarutao with the National Park HQ and Ko Lipe, both islands have plenty of beach bungalows on different locations. Malaysia’s Langkawi Island can be seen from there on a clear day. The ferry leaves from Satun’s Pak Bara , where the pier is, from there also ships to Malaysia are available but not on a regular base.
This are beautiful islands with light yellow sandy beaches and not much to do, a real get away destination.
Koh Lipe is the most popular
other are Ko Adang, Ko Rawi, Ko Tarutao and many more. Ko Lipe and Ko Tarutao have plenty accommodation right on the beach, scuba diving and snorkeling are the main attraction plus maybe a day trip to one of the other islands. This is a small island with calm waters around and rich marine life, Koh Lipe is an ideal destination for snorkeling.
Map Tarutao ArchipelagoLow season, is from May to November and high season is from November to May, peak season is around Christmas and New Year. The weather is fine all year around, there is rain during Monsoon time around July to October, but since it’s always rather hot, above 25 Centigrade, this is an all year round vacation destination. Even when raining from time to time the sun comes out every day long enough to feel good.
Ko Tarutao Ao Molae
Ko Tarutao beach at Ao Sane
Ao molae beach