The park is renowned for its history and natural beauty. To the north, the park borders the Mu koh Phetra National Park, and to the south, it borders the boundary waters between Malaysia and Thailand. These islands have been formed into two major groups : namely, Mu koh Tarutao and Mu koh Adang-Rawi. The area was declared a national Park on 19 April 1974, and ASEAN Heritage Parks and Reserves by UNESCO in 1982. The best time for visit is during November to May.
Koh Adang is the location of the Tarutao National Park Ranger Station. Koh Dong, Koh Hin Ngam and Koh Yang, and is an ideal place for skin-diving. Geographically, it features high mountains covered with dense green forests. There is a waterfall called"Namtok Chon Salat". On the island, there is also a viewpoint called"Pha-Chado" which was an observatory point for pirates in the past to attack commercial ships. Nowadays, it is a beautiful viewpoint which requires a 40 minute walk to reach the top. An open ground on Pha Chado or the Chado cliff overlooks lines of pine trees and the white sandy cape of Koh Adang and Koh Lipe. The viewpoint is also best for a sunrise.
Koh Lipe or Koh Sipe is an island located 2 km. to the south of Koh Adang. There is a community of Chao Le or sea dwellers here. The prominent features of Koh Lipe are natural coral reefs, beauty of vast open bay, and a powdered-sand beach. Ao Phattaya is a beautiful bay in a curved shape with a white beach, which is within a 15-minute walking distance from Chao Le Beach. Accommodation run by private operators is available on the beaches.
The famous feature of Koh Khai its natural stone curve which is used as the symbol of the Tarutao National Park. Coral reefs are commonly found in the sea around Koh Khai.
On the beach there are smooth black stones in different shapes and with beautiful patterns. The stones will be bright and glossy when wet.
This island is range of rocks. This place is suitable for both scuba and snorkeling where you can enjoy the beautiful sight of under water world.