In Malay the word ‘tarutao’ gives the meaning of mysterious, ancient and primordial, at present Ko Taruroa in Thailand gives the perfect meaning to its original word. It was where once over 3000 convicted criminals were kept prisoners in 1930’s and 1940’s. Ko Tarutao is a tranquil destination and ideal to get away from the hustle and bustle of the hectic day to day lifestyle. It is secluded with untouched beauty and a pristine beach enclosed with crystal clear water that is serene enough to grab the attention of many tourists from around the globe. This is the exact location where the popular reality T.V show “The Survivor” was shot in, which gives you a lovely picture of this place at an instant. Ko Tarutao was protected as a Marine Park 1974 because it is home to a huge number of wildlife especially those who are at threat.
You would be delighted to see sea turtles, macaques, whales, mouse deer, monitor lizards and so many varieties of animals who call this lovely island their home. Though it is not the best spot for snorkelling, a traveller can have much fun hiking, exploring the caves, having a cool bath under a rippling water fall or simply enjoy the lovely atmosphere surrounded by the wild ones. There was one time the island was abandoned for being a land of pirates, deadly beasts, criminals and spirits. However regardless of all that mythical stories this island has become a paradise for every visitor. The island is a stretch of land of about 150 km2 and is open from November 15th until May 15th each year.
People visiting Ko Tarutao can find a Hotel Chiang Rai since the island does not hold any hotels for people to spend their night. It would be ideal if a traveller can enjoy the other attractions while visiting the Marine Park. So if a traveller decides to stay in Anantara Golden Triangle Thailand your trip would be quite interesting with the great services and hospitality of this lovely hotel which is one of the best Chiang Rai Hotels a visitor would love to stay in.