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Koh Talu Island snorkeling near Hua Hin

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Koh Talu Island snorkeling near Hua Hin

Kiwicom asked about this under the heading about best way to get to Hua Hin, but it may be of interest to others visiting the area who also would love a couple of days on a quiet tropical island with swaying palm trees and do snorkeling near Hua Hin

Koh Talu Island is a very small island, just a short boat ride from the mainland coast at Bang Saphan. That is about 2 and a half hours south of Hua Hin.

Koh Talu is a real 'get away from it all' place, don't expect shops or any entertainment at all, but for many that is the beauty of the place. A very small island.

If you want a couple of days snorkeling near Hua Hin and prefer not to do it as a day trip, then a couple of nights is for pure relaxing, snorkleing, messing around on the beach. Take walk and find a quiet spot !

I would say 2 nights sufficient, but to add that for those spending a couple of weeks in Hua hin / Cha Am it is really worth going for either the day trip, or better still a couple of nights - at least you will have been on a small Thai island !

The resort does 3 day/2 night packages with full board, snorkeling etc, quite a good deal. The package includes boat trip, if not taking their 3 day 2 night packages the resort also does a 7 am pick-up from the Clock Tower in Hua Hin at B 250 per person each way

Lots of photos here:

r24.org/beachsiam.com/…

You can call Koh Talu 'undiscovered', although people venture there it is quite a 'secret' - good for spotting it !

Just a couple of hours and then a short boat ride, I would highly recommend a couple of days for anyone spending say more than 7 days in the Hua Hin area.

Or at least do the day trip - all the tours agents offer the trip.

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1. Re: Koh Talu Island snorkeling near Hua Hin

I don't understand Swedish but you don't need to - these photos also give a good idea about Koh Talu -

http://www.swedishbackpackers.se/koh_talu.htm

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2. Re: Koh Talu Island snorkeling near Hua Hin

Hi Monica

We are staying in Hua Hin in October and I'm interested in visiting Koh Talu.

Will they arrange just an overnight stay i.e. 1 night only.

Thanks

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3. Re: Koh Talu Island snorkeling near Hua Hin

You can take a day trip, it takes about 2 and half hours, all the tour companies do it, that includes transport by van, boat trip, I 'think' they include masks and snorkels and live-vests etc and lunch but check on that.

certainly you can do just one night. They offer transfer leaving Hua Hin Clock Tower at 7 am and just book a night there. Once you get there decide if you want to kayak, snorkel, hike around the islands, swim, sail or just 'laze'.

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4. Re: Koh Talu Island snorkeling near Hua Hin

Actually Monica it isn’t the Koh Talu resort bus that picks up from the clock tower Hua Hin unless you specifically ask them to, there are a few other tours or trips that go down to Bangsapan but they do not land on the Island. The resort VIP transport will pick you up from your hotel or guest house at 7am arriving at 9am (2 hours). I have found the best place to book is with Bill at the Buffalo Tavern near the fishing pier in Hua Hin. Bill will get you the best deal as he and his family are very good friends with the owners of the Island.

Check it out on the net.

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5. Re: Koh Talu Island snorkeling near Hua Hin

We did this day trip last week - excellent! I think we paid B2900 each although I later seen it for B2000.

We were picked up at the hotel at 7.00am and driven south for about 2 and half hours.We then boarded a small modern ferry type boat and took a 20 minute crossing to just off the island. The boat anchored and everyone got off to snorkel in the deep water. All the equipment was provided including bouancy aids if required. There were lots of fish unfortunately they seemed to be all the same type. After about 45 minutes we all got back on the boat and moved to a diffrent area which had more coral and less fish. My son was allowed to jump off the top deck into the sea (5m)a few times. After about 30 mins we got back on the boat and then landed on the island.

We were given an excellent lunch at the open air resturant and then went to explore the beach area of the island.

Beds were provided for sun bathing and kayaks for the sea.

The seawater was warm and clear however had a slight scum on it.It was the only time we swam in the sea as the sea around Hua Hin was very murky and the kids would not go into it.

There jungle went down to the beach and we could hear monkeys but couldn't see them.

Next time we spend 2 weeks in Hua Hin we will defiantely go to the island for 2 nights and stay in the chalet type rooms.

Soft drinks, water and fresh fruit was provided free on the boat.

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6. Re: Koh Talu Island snorkeling near Hua Hin

i've seen Forum and trips to Koh talu, from Rayong is it nearer there ?

i've 6 days in Thailand landing in bangkok, want to have 2 - 3 days in an island to relax. nearby Bangkok.

I only see 1 resort in Koh Talu online, is there more ? do i have a choice also How to get to and flo from bangkok

MANY THANKS MATE!

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7. Re: Koh Talu Island snorkeling near Hua Hin

Thanks Monica, that's a great tip. We are coming to Hua Hin at the end of October and a friend of ours said that it's not a good idea to go snorkelling as it is rainy season and the sea will be full of jelly fish and rough. What's your view on it?

Thanks,

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8. Re: Koh Talu Island snorkeling near Hua Hin

We went to Koh Talu 2 years ago in December. I arranged the accommondation on line independantly and made our own way there on the bus from Hua Hin bus station, I cant remember how much it was but a small amount.

It did take about 3 hours to get there. Once in bangsapan we had to take a taxi (about 15 mins) to the coastline where the boat set sail to take you to the island (about 10 mins)

The island was quite nice, but is split into two bays. we stayed in the pearl bay with the teak huts. The whole experience good, but nothing fantastic, in my opinion, but to get out and about and experience different areas and the sample the local transportation was quite exciting.

It cost approx 2800 baht each for speed boat transfer, snorkelling on the afternoon we arrived (but the water was very murky and couldnt really see much),1 nights accommodation staying in the teak huts, lunch, evening meal and breakfast the following day before our depature.

As for Kayaking around the island, my son and I set off early in morning in an attempt to get round the island but it was far too rough, and had we had got into diffuculties no one would be any the wiser of our whereabouts.

We werent taken on the dusk walk round the island, as advertised, nor were there any mountain bikes to use.

The meals were adequate. If youre wanting any kind of snacks/alchol I suggest you take your own as it is very limited and very expensive!

Sleeping in the teak huts, situated on the beach, was quite an experience listening to the waves crashing only a few meters away and listening to the wildlife.

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