Located 30 minutes away from the coasts of Pak Bara, Koh Tarutao is the largest island in Tarutao National Marine Park.
The park consists of 51 islands within two groups:
- Tarutao Group to the east
- Adang-Rawi Group to the west – where Koh Lipe is located.
There are basic park accommodations for rent at three ranger stations on Ko Tarutao and one on Ko Adang if you are looking for some remote holidays away from the crowds. As Tarutao is an uninhabited island, it is famous for its wildlife. It has one of the densest populations of mouse deer in the country. Fishing cats, common treeshrews, Himalayan striped squirrels, dusky leaf monkeys, black giant squirrels, Sunda slow loris, Sunda colugos, grey-bellied squirrels, common palm civets, crab-eating macaques, wild boars, sea otters can also be spotted on the island. In addition, the park has rich marine life. Species like dugongs, sperm whales, Irrawaddy dolphins, and many others have been observed around the islands