Koh Tao is one of the most popular islands in Thailand, especially for divers and snorkelers. But even if you don’t dive yourself, Koh Tao is worth a visit. The island does not offer many classic sights, but more exciting activities.
We spent several days exploring the best things to do in Koh Tao. From beaches to viewpoints, you’ll find everything you need to plan your trip here.
Snorkeling spots in Thailand Koh Tao is often mentioned when it comes to the best snorkeling spots in Thailand. Snorkeling on Koh Tao doesn’t mean you have to go far out to sea; you can even snorkel right off some beaches and experience the colorful marine life right away.
Tanote, Hin Wong, or Mango Bay are perfect snorkeling spots on Koh Tao, all on the east or northeast coast. But also on some other beaches, you can find nice fish in the water. Daeng Beach or Shark Island also offers snorkeling spots. If you are lucky, you might even see some reef sharks.
To discover Koh Tao, a scooter tour around the island is ideal. Many of the roads on Koh Tao are now very well developed so that you can cross the island from north to south to Chalok Baan Kao in just 15 minutes. Protocol. In addition, the road to Tanote Bay on the east coast is very well developed, and June Judea Bay and Sai Nuan Beach on the west coast are also easily accessible. Only the road from Baan Sairee to Hin Kong or even beyond Mango Bay and Viewpoint is partly gravel or contains many large potholes.
Massage in Koh Tao
If you want to relax, Thailand is the place to be. You will find several renowned Thai massages along the promenade at Sairee Beach or many other sites on Koh Tao.
For an hour of Thai massage, you usually pay around 300 baht. Aloe Vera massages are also recommended for sunburn. Especially on rainy days, a massage would, of course, be the right thing to do instead of spending the whole day in the hotel.
Kayaking is also a good activity. So, if you don’t just want to laze on the beach, you can rent kayaks on some beaches on Koh Tao. Famous beaches are Sairee Beach, Tanote Bay, and Chalok Beach. Ban Kao. But other beaches also offer kayaks for rent.
Trip to Koh Nang Yuan
Koh Nang Yuan is the small neighboring island of Koh Tao and lies a few kilometers off the coast in the northwest. The island, with its sandbank in the middle, is known far beyond the borders of Thailand and can often be found on many postcards. Many travelers visit the island as a day trip, as tours are available from Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, or Koh Tao. In addition to organized tours, you can visit the island on your own with the Koh Tao longtail boat.