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The young attraction Koh Tao Island’s name is growing like a skyrocket as a diving destination that attracts divers from around the world. The abundant coral reef, both in shallow and deep water, is a home of millions of sea creatures. Divers around the world come here to witness the beauty of this paradise island. There are many diving schools on the island while diving schools from around the country that take Koh Tao as their training ground. With pristine white sand beaches, Koh Tao is also a home of peaceful spots for a perfect Koh Tao Travel.

 

Koh Tao is a small island in the Gulf of Thailand as a part of Koh Pha-ngan district in Surat Thani province. Koh Tao consists of two islands, Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan, that stand only 480 meters away from each other. The islands locate 74 kilometers away from the coast of Chumphon province which is 110 away from the coast Surat Thani province and is 45 kilometers away from the famous Koh Pha Ngan. 

 

Koh Tao Travel Guide

- There are motorcycles for rent on the island
- The best time to visit Koh Tao is February – April
- Even though the island is in Surat Thani province but it is closer to the coast of Chumphon. The best choice for travelling there is via boat from Chumphon. 

How to go

There are air-conditioned buses provided by The Transport Co., Ltd (known for locals as Bor Kor Sor) and private companies passing Bangkok – Chumphon, Bangkok – Surat Thani, Bangkok – Koh Samui, and Bangkok – Koh Pha-gnan at Southbound Bus Terminal in Borommaratchachonnani road. The buses are available every day. Please contact The Transport Co., Ltd. at tel. 1490 or www.transport.co.th

The State Railway of Thailand provides trains from Bangkok station (Hua Lampong station) and Thonburi station to Chumphon and Surat Thani. The train is available everyday which you can choose from ordinary, rapid, express, and special express train. Please contact tel. 1690 or www.railway.co.th for more information for more information.

Many airlines offer multiple flights to Koh Samui every day. After the flight, take a boat to Koh Tao. 

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The young attraction Koh Tao Island’s name is growing like a skyrocket as a diving destination that attracts divers from around the world. The abundant coral reef, both in shallow and deep water, is a home of millions of sea creatures. Divers around the world come here to witness the beauty of this paradise island. There are many diving schools on the island while diving schools from around the country that take Koh Tao as their training ground. With pristine white sand beaches, Koh Tao is also a home of peaceful spots for a perfect Koh Tao Travel.

 

Koh Tao is a small island in the Gulf of Thailand as a part of Koh Pha-ngan district in Surat Thani province. Koh Tao consists of two islands, Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan, that stand only 480 meters away from each other. The islands locate 74 kilometers away from the coast of Chumphon province which is 110 away from the coast Surat Thani province and is 45 kilometers away from the famous Koh Pha Ngan. 

 

Koh Tao Travel Guide

- There are motorcycles for rent on the island
- The best time to visit Koh Tao is February – April
- Even though the island is in Surat Thani province but it is closer to the coast of Chumphon. The best choice for travelling there is via boat from Chumphon. 

The tiny island of Koh Tao ("Turtle Island"), 45 km north of Koh Phangan, is one of the top scuba diving destinations in Thailand, if not the world. In fact, only Cairns, Australia issues more PADI certifications than Koh Tao. While some globetrotting SCUBA snobs may express disappointment, the shallow, crystal clear waters of Koh Tao feature abundant marine life and considerable coral that are certain to please both beginners and experienced divers, particularly as the island itself is so spectacular and the atmosphere on Koh Tao is so relaxing. What’s more, the island, which is the site of important breeding grounds for Hawksbill and Green turtles, is now a center for environmentally friendly diving practices, including the reintroduction of hundreds of juvenile turtles to the island's ecosystem and efforts to preserve and grow coral reefs.

Non-divers can appreciate the beauty of Koh Tao, which seems relatively devoid of inhabitants while the majority of visitors are spending their days underwater, by taking a boat trip around the island to visit Koh Tao’s many gorgeous beaches and bays, hiking to the summit of the island, studying yoga, or simply relaxing in a hammock and enjoying the view of nearby Koh Nang Yuan, a spectacular attraction in its own right.

 


Over the past decade Koh Tao has transformed from a sleepy, yet popular place to get a scuba certification to the second most popular place in the world to do so. Once a destination almost exclusively for scuba divers and those looking to get away from it all, Koh Tao is now also a destination for wild 20-somethings to warm up before or unwind after neighboring Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Party. Fortunately, despite its quite small size, most of the beaches around Koh Tao have retained a charming, laid back atmosphere and bungalows ranging from ultra-basic thatch roof to chic and boutique are available for those on any budget to enjoy the beauty of one of Thailand’s most spectacular islands.

 

Key Tips

  • While there are numerous clinics on Koh Tao at Sairee Beach and Mae Haad, the closest hospitals are on Koh Samui and mainland Chumphon.
  • Electricity, supplied by generators, is very expensive: switch off the lights, fans, and air conditioning when leaving your room.
  • Don't throw paper or other things into the toilets: the pipes are easily clogged and very difficult to clear.
  • Exercise extreme caution when driving motorbikes on Koh Tao.
  • Avoid drinking the night before scuba diving.
  • Wear mosquito repellant with DEET, particularly around dawn and dusk.
  • Koh Tao is a fragile ecosystem hosting over 100,000 visitors a year: please DO NOT LITTER: even cigarette butts and plastic wrappers from water bottles take a heavy toll over time
  • Water is scarce: don't leave it running, especially during showers.
  • Don't throw anything at all into the sea!
  • While diving or snorkeling, look, don't touch; this includes turtles, coral, and any other marine life!
  • There are plenty of places to stay in Koh Tao with a variety of hotels, resorts, guesthouses, and bungalows. 

    On the island lies Koh Tao Beach and beautiful bays around it. Ree Beach is the longest beach in the island. Other than this you can visit Pagarang beach, Chaloke Baan Kao bay, Mae Haad beach, Lam Tian bay, Hin Wong bay, Tian Nok bay, Nang Yuan Viewpoint, etc. 

    There are many activities to enjoy on Koh Tao, such as diving, water sports, fishing, kayaking, motorcycling, mountain biking, ATV riding, etc. 

    There is a large selection of dining choices on Koh Tao island. There are Thai, Chinese, western restaurants with fresh seafood. You can also find quality food at a decent price from local vendors and beach-side restaurants.

    Nightlife entertainment can be found anywhere by the beach, especially Ree beach and Chaloke Baan Kao, including resorts that provide pubs, bars, for tourists to enjoy drinks and music for evening chill out. 

    Nearby the island’s pier is Baan Mae Haad where souvenir shops locate. Among hundreds of items, the outstanding product is batik. Other choices are products for home decoration made from sea shells and coconut shell. Postcards, magnets, and other items are also available. 

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    The young attraction Koh Tao Island’s name is growing like a skyrocket as a diving destination that attracts divers from around the world. The abundant coral reef, both in shallow and deep water, is a home of millions of sea creatures. Divers around the world come here to witness the beauty of this paradise island. There are many diving schools on the island while diving schools from around the country that take Koh Tao as their training ground. With pristine white sand beaches, Koh Tao is also a home of peaceful spots for a perfect Koh Tao Travel.

     

    Koh Tao is a small island in the Gulf of Thailand as a part of Koh Pha-ngan district in Surat Thani province. Koh Tao consists of two islands, Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan, that stand only 480 meters away from each other. The islands locate 74 kilometers away from the coast of Chumphon province which is 110 away from the coast Surat Thani province and is 45 kilometers away from the famous Koh Pha Ngan. 

     

    Koh Tao Travel Guide

    - There are motorcycles for rent on the island
    - The best time to visit Koh Tao is February – April
    - Even though the island is in Surat Thani province but it is closer to the coast of Chumphon. The best choice for travelling there is via boat from Chumphon. 

    The tiny island of Koh Tao ("Turtle Island"), 45 km north of Koh Phangan, is one of the top scuba diving destinations in Thailand, if not the world. In fact, only Cairns, Australia issues more PADI certifications than Koh Tao. While some globetrotting SCUBA snobs may express disappointment, the shallow, crystal clear waters of Koh Tao feature abundant marine life and considerable coral that are certain to please both beginners and experienced divers, particularly as the island itself is so spectacular and the atmosphere on Koh Tao is so relaxing. What’s more, the island, which is the site of important breeding grounds for Hawksbill and Green turtles, is now a center for environmentally friendly diving practices, including the reintroduction of hundreds of juvenile turtles to the island's ecosystem and efforts to preserve and grow coral reefs.

    Non-divers can appreciate the beauty of Koh Tao, which seems relatively devoid of inhabitants while the majority of visitors are spending their days underwater, by taking a boat trip around the island to visit Koh Tao’s many gorgeous beaches and bays, hiking to the summit of the island, studying yoga, or simply relaxing in a hammock and enjoying the view of nearby Koh Nang Yuan, a spectacular attraction in its own right.

     


    Over the past decade Koh Tao has transformed from a sleepy, yet popular place to get a scuba certification to the second most popular place in the world to do so. Once a destination almost exclusively for scuba divers and those looking to get away from it all, Koh Tao is now also a destination for wild 20-somethings to warm up before or unwind after neighboring Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Party. Fortunately, despite its quite small size, most of the beaches around Koh Tao have retained a charming, laid back atmosphere and bungalows ranging from ultra-basic thatch roof to chic and boutique are available for those on any budget to enjoy the beauty of one of Thailand’s most spectacular islands.

     

    Key Tips

  • While there are numerous clinics on Koh Tao at Sairee Beach and Mae Haad, the closest hospitals are on Koh Samui and mainland Chumphon.
  • Electricity, supplied by generators, is very expensive: switch off the lights, fans, and air conditioning when leaving your room.
  • Don't throw paper or other things into the toilets: the pipes are easily clogged and very difficult to clear.
  • Exercise extreme caution when driving motorbikes on Koh Tao.
  • Avoid drinking the night before scuba diving.
  • Wear mosquito repellant with DEET, particularly around dawn and dusk.
  • Koh Tao is a fragile ecosystem hosting over 100,000 visitors a year: please DO NOT LITTER: even cigarette butts and plastic wrappers from water bottles take a heavy toll over time
  • Water is scarce: don't leave it running, especially during showers.
  • Don't throw anything at all into the sea!
  • While diving or snorkeling, look, don't touch; this includes turtles, coral, and any other marine life!
  • There are plenty of places to stay in Koh Tao with a variety of hotels, resorts, guesthouses, and bungalows. 

    On the island lies Koh Tao Beach and beautiful bays around it. Ree Beach is the longest beach in the island. Other than this you can visit Pagarang beach, Chaloke Baan Kao bay, Mae Haad beach, Lam Tian bay, Hin Wong bay, Tian Nok bay, Nang Yuan Viewpoint, etc. 

    There are many activities to enjoy on Koh Tao, such as diving, water sports, fishing, kayaking, motorcycling, mountain biking, ATV riding, etc. 

    There is a large selection of dining choices on Koh Tao island. There are Thai, Chinese, western restaurants with fresh seafood. You can also find quality food at a decent price from local vendors and beach-side restaurants.

    Nightlife entertainment can be found anywhere by the beach, especially Ree beach and Chaloke Baan Kao, including resorts that provide pubs, bars, for tourists to enjoy drinks and music for evening chill out. 

    Nearby the island’s pier is Baan Mae Haad where souvenir shops locate. Among hundreds of items, the outstanding product is batik. Other choices are products for home decoration made from sea shells and coconut shell. Postcards, magnets, and other items are also available. 

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    The young attraction Koh Tao Island’s name is growing like a skyrocket as a diving destination that attracts divers from around the world. The abundant coral reef, both in shallow and deep water, is a home of millions of sea creatures. Divers around the world come here to witness the beauty of this paradise island. There are many diving schools on the island while diving schools from around the country that take Koh Tao as their training ground. With pristine white sand beaches, Koh Tao is also a home of peaceful spots for a perfect Koh Tao Travel.

     

    Koh Tao is a small island in the Gulf of Thailand as a part of Koh Pha-ngan district in Surat Thani province. Koh Tao consists of two islands, Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan, that stand only 480 meters away from each other. The islands locate 74 kilometers away from the coast of Chumphon province which is 110 away from the coast Surat Thani province and is 45 kilometers away from the famous Koh Pha Ngan. 

     

    Koh Tao Travel Guide

    - There are motorcycles for rent on the island
    - The best time to visit Koh Tao is February – April
    - Even though the island is in Surat Thani province but it is closer to the coast of Chumphon. The best choice for travelling there is via boat from Chumphon. 

    The tiny island of Koh Tao ("Turtle Island"), 45 km north of Koh Phangan, is one of the top scuba diving destinations in Thailand, if not the world. In fact, only Cairns, Australia issues more PADI certifications than Koh Tao. While some globetrotting SCUBA snobs may express disappointment, the shallow, crystal clear waters of Koh Tao feature abundant marine life and considerable coral that are certain to please both beginners and experienced divers, particularly as the island itself is so spectacular and the atmosphere on Koh Tao is so relaxing. What’s more, the island, which is the site of important breeding grounds for Hawksbill and Green turtles, is now a center for environmentally friendly diving practices, including the reintroduction of hundreds of juvenile turtles to the island's ecosystem and efforts to preserve and grow coral reefs.

    Non-divers can appreciate the beauty of Koh Tao, which seems relatively devoid of inhabitants while the majority of visitors are spending their days underwater, by taking a boat trip around the island to visit Koh Tao’s many gorgeous beaches and bays, hiking to the summit of the island, studying yoga, or simply relaxing in a hammock and enjoying the view of nearby Koh Nang Yuan, a spectacular attraction in its own right.

     


    Over the past decade Koh Tao has transformed from a sleepy, yet popular place to get a scuba certification to the second most popular place in the world to do so. Once a destination almost exclusively for scuba divers and those looking to get away from it all, Koh Tao is now also a destination for wild 20-somethings to warm up before or unwind after neighboring Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Party. Fortunately, despite its quite small size, most of the beaches around Koh Tao have retained a charming, laid back atmosphere and bungalows ranging from ultra-basic thatch roof to chic and boutique are available for those on any budget to enjoy the beauty of one of Thailand’s most spectacular islands.

     

    Key Tips

  • While there are numerous clinics on Koh Tao at Sairee Beach and Mae Haad, the closest hospitals are on Koh Samui and mainland Chumphon.
  • Electricity, supplied by generators, is very expensive: switch off the lights, fans, and air conditioning when leaving your room.
  • Don't throw paper or other things into the toilets: the pipes are easily clogged and very difficult to clear.
  • Exercise extreme caution when driving motorbikes on Koh Tao.
  • Avoid drinking the night before scuba diving.
  • Wear mosquito repellant with DEET, particularly around dawn and dusk.
  • Koh Tao is a fragile ecosystem hosting over 100,000 visitors a year: please DO NOT LITTER: even cigarette butts and plastic wrappers from water bottles take a heavy toll over time
  • Water is scarce: don't leave it running, especially during showers.
  • Don't throw anything at all into the sea!
  • While diving or snorkeling, look, don't touch; this includes turtles, coral, and any other marine life!
  • There are plenty of places to stay in Koh Tao with a variety of hotels, resorts, guesthouses, and bungalows. 

    On the island lies Koh Tao Beach and beautiful bays around it. Ree Beach is the longest beach in the island. Other than this you can visit Pagarang beach, Chaloke Baan Kao bay, Mae Haad beach, Lam Tian bay, Hin Wong bay, Tian Nok bay, Nang Yuan Viewpoint, etc. 

    There are many activities to enjoy on Koh Tao, such as diving, water sports, fishing, kayaking, motorcycling, mountain biking, ATV riding, etc. 

    There is a large selection of dining choices on Koh Tao island. There are Thai, Chinese, western restaurants with fresh seafood. You can also find quality food at a decent price from local vendors and beach-side restaurants.

    Nightlife entertainment can be found anywhere by the beach, especially Ree beach and Chaloke Baan Kao, including resorts that provide pubs, bars, for tourists to enjoy drinks and music for evening chill out. 

    Nearby the island’s pier is Baan Mae Haad where souvenir shops locate. Among hundreds of items, the outstanding product is batik. Other choices are products for home decoration made from sea shells and coconut shell. Postcards, magnets, and other items are also available. 

    The young attraction Koh Tao Island’s name is growing like a skyrocket as a diving destination that attracts divers from around the world. The abundant coral reef, both in shallow and deep water, is a home of millions of sea creatures. Divers around the world come here to witness the beauty of this paradise island. There are many diving schools on the island while diving schools from around the country that take Koh Tao as their training ground. With pristine white sand beaches, Koh Tao is also a home of peaceful spots for a perfect Koh Tao Travel.

     

    Koh Tao is a small island in the Gulf of Thailand as a part of Koh Pha-ngan district in Surat Thani province. Koh Tao consists of two islands, Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan, that stand only 480 meters away from each other. The islands locate 74 kilometers away from the coast of Chumphon province which is 110 away from the coast Surat Thani province and is 45 kilometers away from the famous Koh Pha Ngan. 

     

    Koh Tao Travel Guide

    - There are motorcycles for rent on the island
    - The best time to visit Koh Tao is February – April
    - Even though the island is in Surat Thani province but it is closer to the coast of Chumphon. The best choice for travelling there is via boat from Chumphon. 

    The tiny island of Koh Tao ("Turtle Island"), 45 km north of Koh Phangan, is one of the top scuba diving destinations in Thailand, if not the world. In fact, only Cairns, Australia issues more PADI certifications than Koh Tao. While some globetrotting SCUBA snobs may express disappointment, the shallow, crystal clear waters of Koh Tao feature abundant marine life and considerable coral that are certain to please both beginners and experienced divers, particularly as the island itself is so spectacular and the atmosphere on Koh Tao is so relaxing. What’s more, the island, which is the site of important breeding grounds for Hawksbill and Green turtles, is now a center for environmentally friendly diving practices, including the reintroduction of hundreds of juvenile turtles to the island's ecosystem and efforts to preserve and grow coral reefs.

    Non-divers can appreciate the beauty of Koh Tao, which seems relatively devoid of inhabitants while the majority of visitors are spending their days underwater, by taking a boat trip around the island to visit Koh Tao’s many gorgeous beaches and bays, hiking to the summit of the island, studying yoga, or simply relaxing in a hammock and enjoying the view of nearby Koh Nang Yuan, a spectacular attraction in its own right.

     


    Over the past decade Koh Tao has transformed from a sleepy, yet popular place to get a scuba certification to the second most popular place in the world to do so. Once a destination almost exclusively for scuba divers and those looking to get away from it all, Koh Tao is now also a destination for wild 20-somethings to warm up before or unwind after neighboring Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Party. Fortunately, despite its quite small size, most of the beaches around Koh Tao have retained a charming, laid back atmosphere and bungalows ranging from ultra-basic thatch roof to chic and boutique are available for those on any budget to enjoy the beauty of one of Thailand’s most spectacular islands.

     

    Key Tips

  • While there are numerous clinics on Koh Tao at Sairee Beach and Mae Haad, the closest hospitals are on Koh Samui and mainland Chumphon.
  • Electricity, supplied by generators, is very expensive: switch off the lights, fans, and air conditioning when leaving your room.
  • Don't throw paper or other things into the toilets: the pipes are easily clogged and very difficult to clear.
  • Exercise extreme caution when driving motorbikes on Koh Tao.
  • Avoid drinking the night before scuba diving.
  • Wear mosquito repellant with DEET, particularly around dawn and dusk.
  • Koh Tao is a fragile ecosystem hosting over 100,000 visitors a year: please DO NOT LITTER: even cigarette butts and plastic wrappers from water bottles take a heavy toll over time
  • Water is scarce: don't leave it running, especially during showers.
  • Don't throw anything at all into the sea!
  • While diving or snorkeling, look, don't touch; this includes turtles, coral, and any other marine life!
  • There are plenty of places to stay in Koh Tao with a variety of hotels, resorts, guesthouses, and bungalows. 

    On the island lies Koh Tao Beach and beautiful bays around it. Ree Beach is the longest beach in the island. Other than this you can visit Pagarang beach, Chaloke Baan Kao bay, Mae Haad beach, Lam Tian bay, Hin Wong bay, Tian Nok bay, Nang Yuan Viewpoint, etc. 

    There are many activities to enjoy on Koh Tao, such as diving, water sports, fishing, kayaking, motorcycling, mountain biking, ATV riding, etc. 

    There is a large selection of dining choices on Koh Tao island. There are Thai, Chinese, western restaurants with fresh seafood. You can also find quality food at a decent price from local vendors and beach-side restaurants.

    Nightlife entertainment can be found anywhere by the beach, especially Ree beach and Chaloke Baan Kao, including resorts that provide pubs, bars, for tourists to enjoy drinks and music for evening chill out. 

    Nearby the island’s pier is Baan Mae Haad where souvenir shops locate. Among hundreds of items, the outstanding product is batik. Other choices are products for home decoration made from sea shells and coconut shell. Postcards, magnets, and other items are also available. 

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    The young attraction Koh Tao Island’s name is growing like a skyrocket as a diving destination that attracts divers from around the world. The abundant coral reef, both in shallow and deep water, is a home of millions of sea creatures. Divers around the world come here to witness the beauty of this paradise island. There are many diving schools on the island while diving schools from around the country that take Koh Tao as their training ground. With pristine white sand beaches, Koh Tao is also a home of peaceful spots for a perfect Koh Tao Travel.

     

    Koh Tao is a small island in the Gulf of Thailand as a part of Koh Pha-ngan district in Surat Thani province. Koh Tao consists of two islands, Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan, that stand only 480 meters away from each other. The islands locate 74 kilometers away from the coast of Chumphon province which is 110 away from the coast Surat Thani province and is 45 kilometers away from the famous Koh Pha Ngan. 

     

    Koh Tao Travel Guide

    - There are motorcycles for rent on the island
    - The best time to visit Koh Tao is February – April
    - Even though the island is in Surat Thani province but it is closer to the coast of Chumphon. The best choice for travelling there is via boat from Chumphon. 

    The tiny island of Koh Tao ("Turtle Island"), 45 km north of Koh Phangan, is one of the top scuba diving destinations in Thailand, if not the world. In fact, only Cairns, Australia issues more PADI certifications than Koh Tao. While some globetrotting SCUBA snobs may express disappointment, the shallow, crystal clear waters of Koh Tao feature abundant marine life and considerable coral that are certain to please both beginners and experienced divers, particularly as the island itself is so spectacular and the atmosphere on Koh Tao is so relaxing. What’s more, the island, which is the site of important breeding grounds for Hawksbill and Green turtles, is now a center for environmentally friendly diving practices, including the reintroduction of hundreds of juvenile turtles to the island's ecosystem and efforts to preserve and grow coral reefs.

    Non-divers can appreciate the beauty of Koh Tao, which seems relatively devoid of inhabitants while the majority of visitors are spending their days underwater, by taking a boat trip around the island to visit Koh Tao’s many gorgeous beaches and bays, hiking to the summit of the island, studying yoga, or simply relaxing in a hammock and enjoying the view of nearby Koh Nang Yuan, a spectacular attraction in its own right.

     


    Over the past decade Koh Tao has transformed from a sleepy, yet popular place to get a scuba certification to the second most popular place in the world to do so. Once a destination almost exclusively for scuba divers and those looking to get away from it all, Koh Tao is now also a destination for wild 20-somethings to warm up before or unwind after neighboring Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Party. Fortunately, despite its quite small size, most of the beaches around Koh Tao have retained a charming, laid back atmosphere and bungalows ranging from ultra-basic thatch roof to chic and boutique are available for those on any budget to enjoy the beauty of one of Thailand’s most spectacular islands.

     

    Key Tips

  • While there are numerous clinics on Koh Tao at Sairee Beach and Mae Haad, the closest hospitals are on Koh Samui and mainland Chumphon.
  • Electricity, supplied by generators, is very expensive: switch off the lights, fans, and air conditioning when leaving your room.
  • Don't throw paper or other things into the toilets: the pipes are easily clogged and very difficult to clear.
  • Exercise extreme caution when driving motorbikes on Koh Tao.
  • Avoid drinking the night before scuba diving.
  • Wear mosquito repellant with DEET, particularly around dawn and dusk.
  • Koh Tao is a fragile ecosystem hosting over 100,000 visitors a year: please DO NOT LITTER: even cigarette butts and plastic wrappers from water bottles take a heavy toll over time
  • Water is scarce: don't leave it running, especially during showers.
  • Don't throw anything at all into the sea!
  • While diving or snorkeling, look, don't touch; this includes turtles, coral, and any other marine life!
  • There are plenty of places to stay in Koh Tao with a variety of hotels, resorts, guesthouses, and bungalows. 

    On the island lies Koh Tao Beach and beautiful bays around it. Ree Beach is the longest beach in the island. Other than this you can visit Pagarang beach, Chaloke Baan Kao bay, Mae Haad beach, Lam Tian bay, Hin Wong bay, Tian Nok bay, Nang Yuan Viewpoint, etc. 

    There are many activities to enjoy on Koh Tao, such as diving, water sports, fishing, kayaking, motorcycling, mountain biking, ATV riding, etc. 

    There is a large selection of dining choices on Koh Tao island. There are Thai, Chinese, western restaurants with fresh seafood. You can also find quality food at a decent price from local vendors and beach-side restaurants.

    Nightlife entertainment can be found anywhere by the beach, especially Ree beach and Chaloke Baan Kao, including resorts that provide pubs, bars, for tourists to enjoy drinks and music for evening chill out. 

    Nearby the island’s pier is Baan Mae Haad where souvenir shops locate. Among hundreds of items, the outstanding product is batik. Other choices are products for home decoration made from sea shells and coconut shell. Postcards, magnets, and other items are also available. 

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    The young attraction Koh Tao Island’s name is growing like a skyrocket as a diving destination that attracts divers from around the world. The abundant coral reef, both in shallow and deep water, is a home of millions of sea creatures. Divers around the world come here to witness the beauty of this paradise island. There are many diving schools on the island while diving schools from around the country that take Koh Tao as their training ground. With pristine white sand beaches, Koh Tao is also a home of peaceful spots for a perfect Koh Tao Travel.

     

    Koh Tao is a small island in the Gulf of Thailand as a part of Koh Pha-ngan district in Surat Thani province. Koh Tao consists of two islands, Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan, that stand only 480 meters away from each other. The islands locate 74 kilometers away from the coast of Chumphon province which is 110 away from the coast Surat Thani province and is 45 kilometers away from the famous Koh Pha Ngan. 

     

    Koh Tao Travel Guide

    - There are motorcycles for rent on the island
    - The best time to visit Koh Tao is February – April
    - Even though the island is in Surat Thani province but it is closer to the coast of Chumphon. The best choice for travelling there is via boat from Chumphon. 

    The tiny island of Koh Tao ("Turtle Island"), 45 km north of Koh Phangan, is one of the top scuba diving destinations in Thailand, if not the world. In fact, only Cairns, Australia issues more PADI certifications than Koh Tao. While some globetrotting SCUBA snobs may express disappointment, the shallow, crystal clear waters of Koh Tao feature abundant marine life and considerable coral that are certain to please both beginners and experienced divers, particularly as the island itself is so spectacular and the atmosphere on Koh Tao is so relaxing. What’s more, the island, which is the site of important breeding grounds for Hawksbill and Green turtles, is now a center for environmentally friendly diving practices, including the reintroduction of hundreds of juvenile turtles to the island's ecosystem and efforts to preserve and grow coral reefs.

    Non-divers can appreciate the beauty of Koh Tao, which seems relatively devoid of inhabitants while the majority of visitors are spending their days underwater, by taking a boat trip around the island to visit Koh Tao’s many gorgeous beaches and bays, hiking to the summit of the island, studying yoga, or simply relaxing in a hammock and enjoying the view of nearby Koh Nang Yuan, a spectacular attraction in its own right.

     


    Over the past decade Koh Tao has transformed from a sleepy, yet popular place to get a scuba certification to the second most popular place in the world to do so. Once a destination almost exclusively for scuba divers and those looking to get away from it all, Koh Tao is now also a destination for wild 20-somethings to warm up before or unwind after neighboring Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Party. Fortunately, despite its quite small size, most of the beaches around Koh Tao have retained a charming, laid back atmosphere and bungalows ranging from ultra-basic thatch roof to chic and boutique are available for those on any budget to enjoy the beauty of one of Thailand’s most spectacular islands.

     

    Key Tips

  • While there are numerous clinics on Koh Tao at Sairee Beach and Mae Haad, the closest hospitals are on Koh Samui and mainland Chumphon.
  • Electricity, supplied by generators, is very expensive: switch off the lights, fans, and air conditioning when leaving your room.
  • Don't throw paper or other things into the toilets: the pipes are easily clogged and very difficult to clear.
  • Exercise extreme caution when driving motorbikes on Koh Tao.
  • Avoid drinking the night before scuba diving.
  • Wear mosquito repellant with DEET, particularly around dawn and dusk.
  • Koh Tao is a fragile ecosystem hosting over 100,000 visitors a year: please DO NOT LITTER: even cigarette butts and plastic wrappers from water bottles take a heavy toll over time
  • Water is scarce: don't leave it running, especially during showers.
  • Don't throw anything at all into the sea!
  • While diving or snorkeling, look, don't touch; this includes turtles, coral, and any other marine life!
  • There are plenty of places to stay in Koh Tao with a variety of hotels, resorts, guesthouses, and bungalows. 

    On the island lies Koh Tao Beach and beautiful bays around it. Ree Beach is the longest beach in the island. Other than this you can visit Pagarang beach, Chaloke Baan Kao bay, Mae Haad beach, Lam Tian bay, Hin Wong bay, Tian Nok bay, Nang Yuan Viewpoint, etc. 

    There are many activities to enjoy on Koh Tao, such as diving, water sports, fishing, kayaking, motorcycling, mountain biking, ATV riding, etc. 

    There is a large selection of dining choices on Koh Tao island. There are Thai, Chinese, western restaurants with fresh seafood. You can also find quality food at a decent price from local vendors and beach-side restaurants.

    Nightlife entertainment can be found anywhere by the beach, especially Ree beach and Chaloke Baan Kao, including resorts that provide pubs, bars, for tourists to enjoy drinks and music for evening chill out. 

    Nearby the island’s pier is Baan Mae Haad where souvenir shops locate. Among hundreds of items, the outstanding product is batik. Other choices are products for home decoration made from sea shells and coconut shell. Postcards, magnets, and other items are also available. 

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    The young attraction Koh Tao Island’s name is growing like a skyrocket as a diving destination that attracts divers from around the world. The abundant coral reef, both in shallow and deep water, is a home of millions of sea creatures. Divers around the world come here to witness the beauty of this paradise island. There are many diving schools on the island while diving schools from around the country that take Koh Tao as their training ground. With pristine white sand beaches, Koh Tao is also a home of peaceful spots for a perfect Koh Tao Travel.

     

    Koh Tao is a small island in the Gulf of Thailand as a part of Koh Pha-ngan district in Surat Thani province. Koh Tao consists of two islands, Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan, that stand only 480 meters away from each other. The islands locate 74 kilometers away from the coast of Chumphon province which is 110 away from the coast Surat Thani province and is 45 kilometers away from the famous Koh Pha Ngan. 

     

    Koh Tao Travel Guide

    - There are motorcycles for rent on the island
    - The best time to visit Koh Tao is February – April
    - Even though the island is in Surat Thani province but it is closer to the coast of Chumphon. The best choice for travelling there is via boat from Chumphon. 

    The tiny island of Koh Tao ("Turtle Island"), 45 km north of Koh Phangan, is one of the top scuba diving destinations in Thailand, if not the world. In fact, only Cairns, Australia issues more PADI certifications than Koh Tao. While some globetrotting SCUBA snobs may express disappointment, the shallow, crystal clear waters of Koh Tao feature abundant marine life and considerable coral that are certain to please both beginners and experienced divers, particularly as the island itself is so spectacular and the atmosphere on Koh Tao is so relaxing. What’s more, the island, which is the site of important breeding grounds for Hawksbill and Green turtles, is now a center for environmentally friendly diving practices, including the reintroduction of hundreds of juvenile turtles to the island's ecosystem and efforts to preserve and grow coral reefs.

    Non-divers can appreciate the beauty of Koh Tao, which seems relatively devoid of inhabitants while the majority of visitors are spending their days underwater, by taking a boat trip around the island to visit Koh Tao’s many gorgeous beaches and bays, hiking to the summit of the island, studying yoga, or simply relaxing in a hammock and enjoying the view of nearby Koh Nang Yuan, a spectacular attraction in its own right.

     


    Over the past decade Koh Tao has transformed from a sleepy, yet popular place to get a scuba certification to the second most popular place in the world to do so. Once a destination almost exclusively for scuba divers and those looking to get away from it all, Koh Tao is now also a destination for wild 20-somethings to warm up before or unwind after neighboring Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Party. Fortunately, despite its quite small size, most of the beaches around Koh Tao have retained a charming, laid back atmosphere and bungalows ranging from ultra-basic thatch roof to chic and boutique are available for those on any budget to enjoy the beauty of one of Thailand’s most spectacular islands.

     

    Key Tips

  • While there are numerous clinics on Koh Tao at Sairee Beach and Mae Haad, the closest hospitals are on Koh Samui and mainland Chumphon.
  • Electricity, supplied by generators, is very expensive: switch off the lights, fans, and air conditioning when leaving your room.
  • Don't throw paper or other things into the toilets: the pipes are easily clogged and very difficult to clear.
  • Exercise extreme caution when driving motorbikes on Koh Tao.
  • Avoid drinking the night before scuba diving.
  • Wear mosquito repellant with DEET, particularly around dawn and dusk.
  • Koh Tao is a fragile ecosystem hosting over 100,000 visitors a year: please DO NOT LITTER: even cigarette butts and plastic wrappers from water bottles take a heavy toll over time
  • Water is scarce: don't leave it running, especially during showers.
  • Don't throw anything at all into the sea!
  • While diving or snorkeling, look, don't touch; this includes turtles, coral, and any other marine life!
  • There are plenty of places to stay in Koh Tao with a variety of hotels, resorts, guesthouses, and bungalows. 

    On the island lies Koh Tao Beach and beautiful bays around it. Ree Beach is the longest beach in the island. Other than this you can visit Pagarang beach, Chaloke Baan Kao bay, Mae Haad beach, Lam Tian bay, Hin Wong bay, Tian Nok bay, Nang Yuan Viewpoint, etc. 

    There are many activities to enjoy on Koh Tao, such as diving, water sports, fishing, kayaking, motorcycling, mountain biking, ATV riding, etc. 

    There is a large selection of dining choices on Koh Tao island. There are Thai, Chinese, western restaurants with fresh seafood. You can also find quality food at a decent price from local vendors and beach-side restaurants.

    Nightlife entertainment can be found anywhere by the beach, especially Ree beach and Chaloke Baan Kao, including resorts that provide pubs, bars, for tourists to enjoy drinks and music for evening chill out. 

    Nearby the island’s pier is Baan Mae Haad where souvenir shops locate. Among hundreds of items, the outstanding product is batik. Other choices are products for home decoration made from sea shells and coconut shell. Postcards, magnets, and other items are also available. 

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    The young attraction Koh Tao Island’s name is growing like a skyrocket as a diving destination that attracts divers from around the world. The abundant coral reef, both in shallow and deep water, is a home of millions of sea creatures. Divers around the world come here to witness the beauty of this paradise island. There are many diving schools on the island while diving schools from around the country that take Koh Tao as their training ground. With pristine white sand beaches, Koh Tao is also a home of peaceful spots for a perfect Koh Tao Travel.

     

    Koh Tao is a small island in the Gulf of Thailand as a part of Koh Pha-ngan district in Surat Thani province. Koh Tao consists of two islands, Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan, that stand only 480 meters away from each other. The islands locate 74 kilometers away from the coast of Chumphon province which is 110 away from the coast Surat Thani province and is 45 kilometers away from the famous Koh Pha Ngan. 

     

    Koh Tao Travel Guide

    - There are motorcycles for rent on the island
    - The best time to visit Koh Tao is February – April
    - Even though the island is in Surat Thani province but it is closer to the coast of Chumphon. The best choice for travelling there is via boat from Chumphon. 

    The tiny island of Koh Tao ("Turtle Island"), 45 km north of Koh Phangan, is one of the top scuba diving destinations in Thailand, if not the world. In fact, only Cairns, Australia issues more PADI certifications than Koh Tao. While some globetrotting SCUBA snobs may express disappointment, the shallow, crystal clear waters of Koh Tao feature abundant marine life and considerable coral that are certain to please both beginners and experienced divers, particularly as the island itself is so spectacular and the atmosphere on Koh Tao is so relaxing. What’s more, the island, which is the site of important breeding grounds for Hawksbill and Green turtles, is now a center for environmentally friendly diving practices, including the reintroduction of hundreds of juvenile turtles to the island's ecosystem and efforts to preserve and grow coral reefs.

    Non-divers can appreciate the beauty of Koh Tao, which seems relatively devoid of inhabitants while the majority of visitors are spending their days underwater, by taking a boat trip around the island to visit Koh Tao’s many gorgeous beaches and bays, hiking to the summit of the island, studying yoga, or simply relaxing in a hammock and enjoying the view of nearby Koh Nang Yuan, a spectacular attraction in its own right.

     


    Over the past decade Koh Tao has transformed from a sleepy, yet popular place to get a scuba certification to the second most popular place in the world to do so. Once a destination almost exclusively for scuba divers and those looking to get away from it all, Koh Tao is now also a destination for wild 20-somethings to warm up before or unwind after neighboring Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Party. Fortunately, despite its quite small size, most of the beaches around Koh Tao have retained a charming, laid back atmosphere and bungalows ranging from ultra-basic thatch roof to chic and boutique are available for those on any budget to enjoy the beauty of one of Thailand’s most spectacular islands.

     

    Key Tips

  • While there are numerous clinics on Koh Tao at Sairee Beach and Mae Haad, the closest hospitals are on Koh Samui and mainland Chumphon.
  • Electricity, supplied by generators, is very expensive: switch off the lights, fans, and air conditioning when leaving your room.
  • Don't throw paper or other things into the toilets: the pipes are easily clogged and very difficult to clear.
  • Exercise extreme caution when driving motorbikes on Koh Tao.
  • Avoid drinking the night before scuba diving.
  • Wear mosquito repellant with DEET, particularly around dawn and dusk.
  • Koh Tao is a fragile ecosystem hosting over 100,000 visitors a year: please DO NOT LITTER: even cigarette butts and plastic wrappers from water bottles take a heavy toll over time
  • Water is scarce: don't leave it running, especially during showers.
  • Don't throw anything at all into the sea!
  • While diving or snorkeling, look, don't touch; this includes turtles, coral, and any other marine life!
  • There are plenty of places to stay in Koh Tao with a variety of hotels, resorts, guesthouses, and bungalows. 

    On the island lies Koh Tao Beach and beautiful bays around it. Ree Beach is the longest beach in the island. Other than this you can visit Pagarang beach, Chaloke Baan Kao bay, Mae Haad beach, Lam Tian bay, Hin Wong bay, Tian Nok bay, Nang Yuan Viewpoint, etc. 

    There are many activities to enjoy on Koh Tao, such as diving, water sports, fishing, kayaking, motorcycling, mountain biking, ATV riding, etc. 

    There is a large selection of dining choices on Koh Tao island. There are Thai, Chinese, western restaurants with fresh seafood. You can also find quality food at a decent price from local vendors and beach-side restaurants.

    Nightlife entertainment can be found anywhere by the beach, especially Ree beach and Chaloke Baan Kao, including resorts that provide pubs, bars, for tourists to enjoy drinks and music for evening chill out. 

    Nearby the island’s pier is Baan Mae Haad where souvenir shops locate. Among hundreds of items, the outstanding product is batik. Other choices are products for home decoration made from sea shells and coconut shell. Postcards, magnets, and other items are also available.