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Koh Tao Beaches

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Sairee Beach
Facing the mainland, which you can see on a clear day, Sairee Beach is a long beautifully curved beach, stretching roughly 2 miles. Palm trees and vegetation grow wildy, creating a green border between the beach and the island itself. It is also a perfect spot for snorkelling enthusiasts and divers, since the coral reef starts just 100 meters off the beach. There is a wide variety of Resorts & Restaurants options on Sairee Beach, making it a popular spot for travellers.

Accommodation on Sairee Beach
Sairee Beach is Koh Tao's main beach. An ideal place for families due to it's warm shallow waters, wide range of accommodation, and shoppings.

Mae Haad Beach
is home to some of Koh Tao's nicest sun bathing spots and to a couple of Koh Tao's most luxurious resorts. Wherever you stay you can sample the stunning sunset and a magnificent view of Koh Tao's western side. The beach is ideal for kids being very shallow and no traffic means even more safety. It's a good place to snorkel and besides lot's of tropical fish the world below also offers a large wooden shipwreck: which once upon a time stranded on the reef.
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mae haad beach ko tao Accommodation on Mae Haad Beach
There are plenty of dining options at the far end of Mae Haad. One end of the beach is where all the boats from Koh Phangan and Koh Samui arrive - here there is also a large selection of shops and sea food restaurants. At the other end you will find all the resorts.

CLICK TO ENLARGE! chalok baan kao ko tao Chalok Baan Kao
is located on the southernmost tip of Koh Tao facing the Ang Thong Marine Park, made famous by Alex Garland's 'The Beach'. It's one of the most popular beach on Koh Tao, and understably so. It's simply beautiful.
Due to it's location the bay of Chalok Baan Kao is sheltered from wind and waves throughout most of the year. It is also very shallow, the beach slopes down very gently towards deeper water, making it a perfect beach for families with children.

Accommodation on Chalok Baan Kao
Chalok Baan Kao is an ideal location for families. The beach is beautiful, the water warm and shallow and there are no speedboats roaming on the surface. There are plenty of restaurants and places to stay good snorkelling nearby in Rocky Bay.

Koh Nang Yuan Island
is an extra ordinarily beautiful little island, lying just off the coast of Koh Tao. It's actually 3 small island connected by beaches, that you can walk over during low tide. Each of the small bays offer protected snorkelling and scuba diving. They are also very shallow, therefore excellent for families with kids.
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Accommodation on Koh Nang Yuan Island
Koh Nang Yuan Resort offer several different types of Accommodation, from standard bungalows with fan, toilet and shower to deluxe bungalows with 24hr air conditioning and terraces facing the sea.

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Mango Bay
Named for all the mango trees that grow on it's steep hills, Mango Bay is a favorite spot for day trippers from Koh Samui. It's a crescent shaped bay with a small coral beach and great snorkelling only 20 meter off shore. Mango Bay is uninhabited since it is only accessible by boat. A beautiful spot and a must if you are visiting Koh Tao.

Accomodation on Mango Bay
There is a small basic bungalow resort in Mango Bay, but it does not offer online booking.

Aow Lek
also known as Deep Water Bay, Aow Leuk is a great spot for snorkelling. The bay is surrounded by steep hills and is only accessible by boat or by a small path from Rocky Bay. Nevertheless it is well visited by travellers who know a quality beach when they see one.

Accommodation on Aow Lek
The beach itself is around 200 meters long and absolutely crisp white. There is one resort in Aow Leuk with offers very basic accommodation and one restaurant.

aow lek or aow leuk


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Rocky Bay
Famous for its Blacktip Reef Shark population, Rocky Bay is also a beautiful little beach on which to spend a lazy afternoon sunbathing. There is only one resort in Rocky Bay, namely Rocky Bay Resort which offer a variety of sizes of bungalows. From Rocky Bay you have a nice view of Shark Island, but a swim away (just check the current first), which is one of the favourite dive spots on the island. It's also a perfect spot to catch the sunrise.

Accommodation on Rocky Bay
Great snorkelling, quiet beach, lots of palm trees, steep hills - what more can you ask for. Only one resort.

Haad Sai Daeng Beach
Really part of Rocky Bay, Haad Sai Daeng is a beautiful little cove on the southern tip of Koh Tao. Haad Sai Daeng is very nice spot to relax in solitude with a book on the beach or going for a swim to Shark Island. Haad Sai Daeng Resort offers bungalows and a nice restaurant for guests.

Accommodation on Haad Sai Daeng
is currently only offered by Coral View Resort

haad sai daeng beach

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Tanote Bay
Travelling to Tanote Bay is an exciting experience. The road there will take you over 'Mount Koh Tao' and offers a breathtaking view of the island's eastern hilly slopes.

The bay itself offers nice bathing and snorkelling and variety of bungalows and restaurants. From Tanote Bay you can see Koh Samui and Koh Phangnan on a clear day.

Accommodation on Tanote Bay
There are a growing number of resorts offering accommodation in this beautiful bay, they include: Poseidon Bungalows, Tanote Bay Resort.

Hin Wong Bay
Similar to Tanote Bay, it's an adventure in itself getting to Hin Wong Bay. It's only accessible by 4 wheel drive, but once there you will find yourself protected by steep hills overgrown with jungle and a view of a beautiful bay.

Accommodation at Hin Wong Bay
There are only two resorts in Hin Wong Bay and a couple of restaurants, so it is a great spot for weary travelers wishing to get away from it all.

Hin Wong Bay also offers great snorkelling. The sheltered bay is bubbling with marine life in many colours and sizes.



Laem Thian
Laem Thian is known locally as Swim through City among the local scuba divers. The reason for that is because of the many caverns, tunnels and swim throughs you'll find just beneath the waters surface.

It's a great place to snorkel and one of the only places on the island you'll find the strange looking Unicorn Fish.

Accommodation at Laem Thian
There is currently only one resort in Laem Thian and a booking deposit is required.

Sai Tong Beach
is a small secluded beach on the southern side of Koh Tao. Only a few bungalows are scattered in the vicinity off the beach making it a perfect spot for anybody wishing a bit of privacy and to get away from it all.
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Koh Tao Beaches

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