km west of Tarutao and 80 km from Pak Bara is Ko Adang, an island about
30 sq. km in size that is covered with forests and freshwater streams.
An island supplied with fresh water year round, its strongest attraction
is the green sea turtles that come ashore between September and December
to lay their eggs.
Not to be
missed places include an interesting hike along the east coast, which
will lead to a pretty beach 2 km from the park station. Slightly further
from this beach is a waterfall that was once used as a source for fresh
water by passing pirate ships. Another waterfall is located at the west
coast, 3 km from Laern Son (Pine Cape) where the chao nŠam village of
Talo Puya is found nearby. Laern Son, which is on the southern tip of
the island, also offers a thatched longhouse for visitors who wish to
stay overnight. Alternatively, one can always camp under the stars!
may pose a problem as the restaurant is considered expensive in comparison
to the low quality of food served. It is better to bring your own foodstuff
before setting off for this island.