Koh Adang is the second largest island within Tarutao National Marine Park and the main island of Adang-Rawi group. It lies less than 2 km north of Koh Lipe and about 30 km west of Koh Tarutao. The large island is 6 km long and 5 km wide for a total area of about 26 square kilometres. Unlike Koh Tarutao, Koh Adang is a granite island; most of its mountainous interior is covered by a dense tropical rainforest, with highest peak at 690 metres above the sea level. There are some hiking trails through the high hills and the dense jungle which allow reaching the summit; several scenic points on the highest peak and even along the paths offer wonderful views over Koh Lipe and Andaman Sea. The wild life on island includes several species of mammals, like Wild Boar, Mouse Deer, Squirrel, Crab-eating Macaque, and reptiles such as Reticulated Python, Butterfly and Clouded Monitor Lizard. There is also a huge variety of birds for lovers of birdwatching. The coastline is dotted by granite formations alternating with narrow strips of white sand. Hat Laem Son, Hat Lo Lipe and Hat la Lo Lae are the main beaches on island. The most beautiful coral reefs to enjoy snorkelling and diving can be found on northern and southern tip of Koh Adang. Like Koh Tarutao, Koh Adang is unspoiled, very quiet and undeveloped to tourism thanks to the Park conservation program. There are no roads, vehicles, resorts, restaurants or shops on pristine island, aside from the few facilities of Marine Park. The Ranger station and the Park facilities are located behind the beach, under beautiful Casuarina pine trees, on the southern tip of island, just in front of Koh Lipe. Here the tourists can find a visitor centre, a campsite, bungalows, a restaurant and toilet & shower facilities, all belonging to the National Park. The bungalows have costs similar to those in Koh Tarutao and are available to rent on arrival at Ranger station, however, due there's a limited number, it is better to book one in advance online through the Department of National Parks and Wildlife and Plant Conservation. The tents for two people can be hired for 150 THB per night, which includes the cost of camping pitch under the trees, or you can move elsewhere at your will. Visitors with their own tents must pay 30 THB per night per person.
Getting there - On Koh Adang there are no piers and consequently doesn't has a ferry service from mainland; the only way to reach the island is take advantage of long-tail boats from nearby Koh Lipe, around 500-700 THB one-way trip depending on your haggling skills and from where you depart. Prices for who depart from Sunset Beach or northern Sunrise Beach should be a bit cheaper than from Pattaya Beach.Read More
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