Another great draw to this Island is the “Crocodile Cave” or “Tam Chorakhe” as it is said in Thai (don’t worry, the Crocodiles have long since gone) – an extensive cave system located on the north west of Koh Tarutao. To access this gem, we take a 20 minute dinghy ride up the Mangrove estuary (which can also be done by kayak). Taking our time, this is a great chance to see some Brahminy Kites and numerous other bird species.
Once arrived at the entrance to Crocodile Cave – we then board a floating pontoon to pull ourselves in through the large 200 meter tunnel entrance. It is at this point you’ll experience the sheer size of this cave. After disembarking the pontoon, the large amphitheatre shaped cave can take 40 mins to explore. Filled with stunning stalactites and stalagmites and staggering rock formations.
If seeing an island with little to no development and surrounded in natural beauty is what you’re after, then this forgotten paradise is definitely for you.
For further reading, the National Park has the following webpage – www.thainationalparks.com/tarutao-national-marine-park