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National Park Accommodation

A good range of options, but hard mattresses

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I stayed in 2 different places, Ao Malea and in the HQ, Ao Ponte Malaka. The bungalows at Ao Malea a...

By nathantraveler

What we say: 3.5 stars

The park provides a range of options of which camping is the cheapest. High-quality two-person tents can be rented and pitched on prime spots along the white sand, and it's a relatively comfortable night's sleep on the beach. Tents may also be set up at the more isolated beaches throughout the island, but with the exception of Ao Molae facilities are lacking. Bungalows without bathrooms are the next step up. These contain little other than four hard mattresses on the floor and a fan. The shared bathrooms are simple but well-maintained with sinks, squat toilets and cold showers. Fan bungalows with two beds and a private bathroom are a popular choice for pairs of travellers who don't feel like roughing it. For 100 baht more these get you hardwood floors, large screened windows,a desk and chair, and plenty of space both in the room and on the porch. Though the beds are well-constructed, mattresses and pillows are terribly hard, and for some reason the blankets are very heavy, rendering them useless for south Thailand's hot climate. The attached bathrooms have clean tiles, sinks, mirrors, Western toilets and cold-water showers. Big 'official Thai parks' towels are provided. Family-style bungalows with private bathrooms are a good option for groups and families.These are set facing the beach and inside they're essentially a pair of fan bungalows under the same roof. There are now newer fan bungalows with attached cold water bathrooms available at the less frequented Ao Molae beach a couple of kilometres to the south of Ao Pante. These have private cold water bathrooms and large ocean-view windows facing the sea. They also have double beds, making them a good option for couples.


    Contact details:

    National Park Office, Ko Tarutao. 

    What we were quoted

    Type of room Low season High season Notes
    Family room n/a 1,000 baht Sleeps 4
    Bungalow fan share b'room n/a 500 baht Sleeps 4, no fan
    Bungalow fan private b'room n/a 600 baht Sleeps 2
    Tent 225 baht 225 baht 30B if you have your own tent

    Added to Travelfish on: 19th March, 2006
    Last visited or updated on: 4th January, 2012

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    expensive
    By nathantraveler, 30 March 2009
    4.0  stars

    Not great, they should look to Ko Adang for advice!
    By Tennouji, 08 January 2009
    3.0  stars

    Good value accommodation
    By tezza, 12 December 2008
    4.0  stars

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