Photo: Sunset from Ao Phante Malacca.

Things to see and do

Kayaking and boat trips

Rent a kayak or hire a longtail boat to cruise along a mangrove-lined canal or venture to some of Tarutao’s more distant bays and islets. ... Read more about Kayaking and boat trips .

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Day trip to Ao Son & Lu Du Waterfall

Tarutao’s western road shoots down to the beaches of Ao Molae and Ao Son, where a trail cuts inland to a clear mountain stream feeding serene Lu Du Waterfall. This is our suggested day trip for first-time visitors looking to sample the island’s jungle and beaches. ... Read more about Day trip to Ao Son & Lu Du Waterfall .

Ao Talo Wao historical trail

From 1937 to 1948, Ko Tarutao was seen as a hell in the deep sea, according to an information board at the entrance to the Ao Talo Wao historical trail. Of the roughly 3,000 prisoners interned here at the Talo Wao Prison, hundreds died of disease and starvation, and many more became feared pirates. Informative signs and dilapidated buildings provide a glimpse into this riveting chapter in Thai ... Read more about Ao Talo Wao historical trail .

To Bu Cliff

Conveniently located behind the visitor centre at Ao Phante, Pha To Bu (also spelt Toe Boo) is a 114-metre-high block of limestone fashioned with steps leading to a view of the sea, Laem Chorakae and Tarutao’s inland ... Read more about To Bu Cliff .

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Ko Tarutao? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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