Satun (สตูล) is a town on the Southern Andaman Coast of Southern Thailand. It is the gateway to Thailand's southern islands on the Andaman Sea. There are mountainous forests with more than eighty beautiful surrounding islands. The best-known islands are Ko Tarutao, Ko Adang, Ko Rawi, and Ko Lipe.
Satun is only a few kilometres from the Andaman coast but a whopping 940 km from Bangkok. Although a majority-Muslim town, Satun has largely escaped the strife that plagues some of the neighbouring provinces such as Narathiwat and Pattani. Satun is a safe and very friendly place to visit. Satun had a population of 21,000 in 2005.