Koh Tao travel guide and hotels
Koh Tao is the foremost scuba diving and snorkelling destination in Southeast Asia offering a bevy of reefs, pinnacles and drops near the shoreline and farther afield. Cheap prices makes Koh Tao the perfect place for a PADI course, while the unspoilt beaches, fun activities and great value hospitality adds up to the perfect tropical island package.
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Koh Tao may be small but boasts heaps of exclusive resorts offering top draw hospitality. But those on a budget can take advantage of great value stay-and-dive deals to stretch those pennies…search and book here.
Koh Tao’s meteoric rise in popularity is owing to the wonderful marine life in the reefs around its shore, with colourful fish, turtles and whale sharks all virtually guaranteed…click and read more.
Koh Tao’s stunning beaches are the perfect place to relax, boasting stunning white sand, nearby coral for snorkelling and plenty of hammocks for soaking up the tropical ambience…click and read more.
There are plenty of activities to enjoy in Koh Tao other than just diving and snorkelling, and visitors can enjoy sailing excursions, ATV rides, trekking plus a bowling alley and mini-golf course…click and read more.
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There are Koh Tao accommodation choices for all budgets, with traditional shacks on the sand sharing space with five star hotels. Haad Sairee is the longest and most developed beach, boasting the majority of Koh Tao restaurants and bars. But there are new resorts developing all over the island, including Chalok Baan Kao towards the south which is growing in popularity. An array of international dining choices mirrors the European make-up of Koh Tao’s diving fraternity, while Thai spas and beauty parlours offer some pampering after an active day on the ocean.
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The undoubted highlight of Koh Tao is the diving around its gorgeous coastline, with White Rock, Sailrock and the Chumphon Pinnacle the best know scuba sites. But the island is also blessed with lots of lovely snorkelling spots, especially Mango Bay, Aow Luek, Tanote Bay and Freedom Beach. Picturesque Koh Ngan Yuan lies just offshore and is actually three small islands connected by a sandbar, whilst inland there are opportunities for trekking, rock climbing and visiting viewpoints which gaze over the Thai Gulf.