43 Satunthanee Rd
91000 Satun
Tel: +66 - (0)74/711607-8, 711611, 712282
Fax: +66 - (0)74/722162
Most modern hotel in Satun. Travel agents for Langkawi and Tarutao Islands just opposite the hotel, also the bus stop to Krabi.
Rates: 650 BHT for a room with Airco, fridge, TV and bathroom.
550 Bht for a room without fridge and TV. Reduction of 50 BHT on demand (UN).

The province of Satun facing the Andaman Sea can be called the Land of National Parks. Satun has national and public parks on the mainland and on islands. A short 31 km from the coast is Tarutao National Park. Visitors can go island-hopping among the 51 islands of the park, many uninhabited. An alternative is to cruise on the surrounding waters and view the abundance of marine life. The main island of Tarutao used to be a jail for convicts but now tourists can walk along trails to beaches and cliffs. Charter boats and ferries link the island and Pak Bara, 65 km. to the north of Satun City. The best period to visit the park is November to April when there are no monsoons. Thale Ban National Park on the mainland is a large park of 102 square kilometres. The park is actually a rainforest sandwiched between mountains and is situated near a lake. Yaroi Waterfall is a lovely 9-level waterfall in the park. Of interest are also several hiking trails along which trekkers can catch a glimpse of rare and endangered animals like the mouse deer and the barking tree frog, as well as assorted species of tropical and marine birds. The Sakai is a tribe of natives that live in and around the park. They make their living off the land and have minimal luxuries. Thale Ban National Park is a quick 2-hour drive from Alor Setar in Malaysia. There is a regular ferry service between Satun and Langkawi Island, running three times a day. It is a most convenient way to enjoy the best of Satun and Langkawi in a day. Peculiar rock formations can be found in Ko Phetra National Park. In addition, the park boasts very good beaches. Stop by Ko Kao Yai and see the famed Rock Castle.

Thai airways flies daily from Bangkok to Hat Yai. The Price for a single trip economy is 2585 BHT. Return is 5170 BHT

Hat Yai can be reached by air from Phuket and vice versa. One way is 880 BHT.
Return is 1760 BHT

From Hat Yai you can take the bus to Satun.
Coaches departing from the Clock Tower every half an hour during 5.30-17.30. For more details, call Satun Transport Co., Ltd. (074) 711779, 711229.
Fare: 35 BHT for non-airconditioned; 40 BHT for air-conditioned buses

First-class air-conditioned buses (Satun-Bangkok):
Departing from Satun Bus Terminal during 0700-1600 Hr
Fare: 398- 795 BHT
For more information, call (074)/711446, 711827.