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“Great but a few drawbacks ”

Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Satun
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Owner description: Located in the Andaman Sea, this is Thailand’s largest marine park that is a popular area for outdoor naturalists, snorkelers and scuba divers.
Pensacola, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great but a few drawbacks ”
Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

Quiet, friendly people, we stayed at the north just beach, the restaurant there was not great, everything else was top class

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Alor Star. Kedah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed 19 December 2013

Beautiful group of islands with lovely white beach and clear blue/ turquoise sea. Picture perfect. Bring along sunglasses and sunblock !

Visited December 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Unspoilt yet good facilities”
Reviewed 7 December 2013

Having dived long beach at Koh Adang from Koh Lipe, I was anxious to spend the night on this very unspoiled island. You can rent a bungalow for as little as 600 a night at the ranger station, they also have tent options. The bungalow was clean, airy - unexpectedly high ceilings etc. It came with twin beds clean sheets and towels although the mattress is quite hard as previoulsy mentioned by another reviewer Couldn't figure out what it is made of? compacted sawdust was my closest guess. In any event the view from the balcony overlooking the stretch of sea back to Koh Lipe was beautiful, as was the hike up to the viewing point - don't be fooled that you are nearly there... when you get there it says only view point 1 and you have to keep climbing to get to view point 2 and view point 3, but worth it. The restaurant is open air, has a basic thai food menu. I was looking for rice with vegetables through it, but along came white rice with a side of veg in soy sauce. However, at dinner time I ordered fried rice and it was a lovely mix with veg through it. Electricity shuts off around 10p-11p so handy to have a torch with you. Considering the remoteness of this island the facilities are very good, I had expected to rough it more. The monkeys are supposed to be problematic if you leave food lying around, unfortunately having obeyed all the notices I didn't see a single monkey ha! not even on my climb to the top.
By the way I had booked from Koh Lipe and the 600 turned in to 1000 by the time i paid 100 each way for a longtail and 200 for a pass to enter the national park.

Visited December 2013
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139 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“The only paradise island worth visiting”
Reviewed 24 May 2013 via mobile

Arrived from satun ferry pier about 45mins from main land, no other tourist around on island beautiful sandy beach and stunning views looking to the surronding islands.
National park is thankfully keeping the package holiday makers away, as there are no hotels or bars.
Accomation are wood bungalows to rent at cheap price or can rent a tent and have it next to the sea.
Bungalows have no working AC but have a fan toilet and shower which are all basic but work fine.
Power gets switched off around 11pm so prepare yourself for a sticky night, as the bungalows are set well back from the beach and don't get much of a breeze.
If I stayed again I would rent a tent and stay on the beach with the cool breeze.

There is an on site resturant with friendly staff good food hot and cold drinks and beer.
Around site is a wooded area on the beach front, a walk to a view point to look over the island a lagoon to visit by kayak.
Wildlife is good here monkeys wild bore many species of birds including hornbills.

It's a must visit, but don't go on a weekend it's a speed boat tour stop point and is really really busy.

Visited May 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Beautiful place but horrible accommodation”
Reviewed 27 March 2013

We booked bungalow from Ao Molae-beach. Beach was beautiful (although there were some rubbish) and very peaceful. In that beach there was one restaurant and bungalows. Our bungalow was so so dirty, I think they have not cleaned it for a long time... There was electricity only from 6 pm to 10.30 pm so after that you dont have even fan. Humidity was so high. We booked two nights but we left ofter one. There you can see monkeys (beware, they want your food) and wild boars. But it was national park accommodation and for that price, you cant maybe expect more... But still, value was so low.

Visited March 2013
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