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“Challenging climb, do not try climbing in flip flops!”
Review of Lagoon

Lagoon
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 4 April 2018

It is not very easy to spot as it looks like a vertical wall. I was in flip flops and bought some crocs nearby otherwise i would have not been able to do it. Climbing to the view point is ok, but the descent to the lagoon is a bit more complicated, with bamboo ladders that can hold you (but look dangerous). Do not try with children unless they are very very keen on it, rescuing someone half way would not be easy.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

If you choose to risk the 1000 baht penalty for ducking through the ropes, you will go through a 20 minute scramble up and down to the lagoon that includes two rickety ladders and a 10 ft knotted- rope assisted down climb (huge foot placement and hand holds). It’s safe though.
It’s good for those in decent shape and you should wear running shoes or sneakers. It gets quite muddy at the lagoon so water shoes are good too. Bring a towel to clean off the red clay mud.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I know many people do this hike every day and I’m really amazed that there aren’t more reports of accidents. The last decent into the lagoon is nuts for somebody who isn’t accustomed to rock climbing. Yes there are bamboo ladders, but one of them is getting you only two thirds of the way up, the rest you need to climb. I did the hike with my 14 year old. He climbed down and up without issues but said this is the most dangerous thing he has ever done. There is really no margin for error. The lagoon is very pretty. Would only do it again if the ladder situation was improved significantly.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

As you will see from most reviews on here the climb is a challenge so would only recommend if you fit and able and wouldn’t recommend for kids. At one point we were going to turn back but met a couple coming back who gave us some advice for getting down and we persisted on which gave us a great sense of achievement when we finally made it to the lagoon.

Would recommend going early as much quieter and less pressure doing the climb as no one behind you waiting so you can take your time we started the climb around 9am.

We had the lagoon to ourselves and was lovely to get into the water and swim in the beautiful surroundings and cool off.

Wear clothes that you not planning to wear again as we got some serious weird looks on walk back to hotel as we were covered in the orange from the clay

Thank 100Dempseyd
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

So we were wondering along the trail & spotted a little sign for the lagoon. I’d heard that it was a bit of a climb but beautiful there (& less ppl), so we thought we’d give it a go. Now when I’d read posts on websites that said it was a bit of a climb, I imagined that they were referring to older, less fit people, like when they say that there’s a steep walk up to a hotel & you get there to find it’s just a gentle hill walk. Well not the case with this. For most of the trek you are literally climbing, pulling yourself up on rocks, using ropes to steady yourself. It was the hottest part of the day, so about 36C & we were wearing flip flops (we ended up going barefoot, as it felt safer, slipping less). We are both in our early thirties & fairly fit though (regular gym goers) but it was a hard slog, taking about 45mins to get there, then around another 25mins to return (quicker on way back as more climbing up rather than down). Once we got there though, it was all worth it. It’s a beautiful small lagoon, totally surrounded by limestone cliffs & jungle. You can cool off in the water, looking up at the sky through the gap in the cliffs & listen to the animal/bird calls. It really is like something out of a movie. As it’s such a hard trek to get there & ppl spend a short time there before heading back, it’s very secluded. You could find yourself on your own or with three or four others there. It is an effort to get there but totally worth it, so if you go then plan to go there, don’t just rock up from the beach like we did with heavy rucksacks, already sweating & wearing inappropriate footwear. Go early when it’s cooler, take some water & wear trainers & you’ll be fine. Enjoy it, as it’s a once in a lifetime experience!

Thank biasco11
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