Mango Viewpoint Koh Tao is considered one of the best viewpoints on the island, especially at sunset! Located high in the hills of Koh Tao Island, Mango Viewpoint is a great place to spend a few hours relaxing in a hammock. Read a book, play board games or drink freshly squeezed juice. I’ve put together this comprehensive guide to Mango Viewpoint Koh Tao, including how to get there and what to expect when you arrive.
HOW TO GET HERE
The best way to get around Koh Tao is to rent a scooter for 150 baht per day to explore the four corners of the island. There are dozens of scooter rental shops in and around town, and most accommodations also offer scooter rentals. Mango Lookout has decent road access, but it’s very steep, and you may have to walk uphill if your scooter can’t make it.
WHAT TO EXPECT
If you arrive at Mango Viewpoint Koh Tao, the entrance fee is 100 baht, which is more expensive than other viewpoints on Koh Tao, but the view is worth it! Incredible panoramic views greet you upon arrival, and a small restaurant and juice bar are perched on the hillside. My friends and I curled up on the large pillows while enjoying the stunning views of Koh Tao’s west coast and beautiful Sairee Beach.
Mango Viewpoint, Bar, Hike, Sunrise, Sunset
The viewpoint is located in a stunning cliff area and offers a crystal clear view of the shores of Koh Tao. You can even see Jansom Bay, Mae Haad Bay, and Sairee Beach from here. It is recommended to bring water with you. to keep you hydrated throughout the journey, which is what you need to get there due to the steep climb. There are only a few places to buy food or drinks along the way, so it’s advisable to bring your own. A word of caution: be sure to wear appropriate footwear when visiting the viewpoint.
The descent can be tricky, and you may slip without the right shoes. Otherwise, bring a good attitude and of course your camera. There are two ways to get to the viewpoint: the most popular and convenient is to take a motorbike. However, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can also do the challenging but rewarding hike, which takes around 60 minutes, while the descent takes about 45 minutes. If you decide to climb, ensure you are in good physical condition, as it requires a straight climb with no flat areas to rest.
The trek is long and arduous, but the path is easy to follow, and the chance of getting lost could be higher. The best time to hike is before noon or late afternoon, just before sunset. Once you’ve done that, you’ll see why the Mango Viewpoint is worth it!