We went to the travel fair in Queen Sirikit with a goal to find a trip to Tachai- as we’ve been wanting to go for ages.
Unless you want to spend daaaays there trying to find good deals, it’s important to have a goal. We went a lot back and forth and asked pretty much everyone who offered trips to Tachai. The average price was around 6500 baht pr. person and this included the trip to Tachai from Khao Lak, and a two night stay in a hotel in Khao Lak. (Khao Lak is the closest point to the piers to Tachai.) The normal price if you book only the boat trip over to the islands starts at around 3000 baht. I’m mentioning this price because you will have to travel with a company to get there.
This left 3500 baht extra pr. person for two nights, which I thought was expensive, seeing the hotels didn’t look like more than 2000 baht.
We walked around for a couple of hours actually, and found one last place to ask. Here we were quoted 3400 baht pr. person this included the trip to Tachai AND two nights in a hotel at Karon beach and return transportation from the hotel to the pier in Khao Lak. We booked it on the spot!
The drive from Karon to Thap-Lamu pier took around one hour. We travelled to Tachai island with the company Fantastic similan, and I can’t recommend them enough! They are just amazing! What a fun crew. They organize photo ops and tell you absolutely everything you need to know about the island. You can read more about them here if you would want to make the same trip yourself.
Have you ever been or you would like to go?