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The only way to get to Koh Tao is by boat. Services run from the mainland leaving chumphon and Surat Thani, and from the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan ... see more

A combined bus/boat ticket
The cheapest and most popular way, there are tow companies who offer this service, Lomprayah Catamaran and Songserm Express ... see more

* Direct flight to Chumphon.
* Direct flight to Koh Samui.
* Direct flight to Surat Thani.

Direct flight to Chumphon - Followed by bus and ferry transfer to Koh Tao.
Nok Air operate daily flights between Don Mueang Airport, Bangkok and Chumphon airport with van transfer for the 35 minute ride to the ferry terminal ... see more

At Bangkok railway station (Hua Lamphong) you will find a color marked ticket counter on the left side of the counters. There you can buy the combined tickets ... see more


Koh Tao Beaches & Bays

Koh Tao is a very beautiful island, the beaches on Koh Tao are some of the most beautiful tropical paradise destinations in Thailand. The entire island has several large and small shores for holiday makers to enjoy and explore. White sandy beaches, clear waters with swirls of aquamarine and coral aquatic life that will awe any snorkelor or diver. Sairee Beach is the longest beach on Koh Tao. About 3 kilometers long on the west coast. Chalok Beach is a shallow beach in a bay. You’ll find it in the south part of Koh Tao. Tanote Bay is in the east of the island. It is a little hard to get there but it is a very beautiful bay and it is great for snorkeling.

Recommended Beaches & Bays

1 Chalok Baan Khao Beach

Location : South of Koh Tao Chalok Baan Khao Beach Third largest beach, located on the southern coast facing Phangan and Koh Samui. This bay is smaller than Sairee, but offers a similar range of accommodation, eateries and nightlife. It is beautiful white sand about 500 m long and surrounding with wonderful rock and cliff. Chalok Ban Kao is the most popular beautiful and quiet beach, which is good for tourists who love private zone for relaxation. Due to the location of the beach, Chalok Baan Kao beach is sheltered from wind and tides all year, shallow water, less slope. This beach is suitable for kids and family.

2 June Juean Beach

Location : South West of Koh Tao June Juean Beach A little beaches hidden on the pretty southwest coast of Koh Tao, best reached by foot or long tail or by rough motorcycle track. This corner of the island is not outstandingly beautiful as are several others, nearby beaches. You'll find this small quiet beach where you will probably be the only guest. A real getaway for travelers.

3 Mae Haad Beach

Location : North West of Koh Tao Mae Haad Beach This is a very pretty beach, all boats arrive here. Naturally highly developed, but still managed to keep some of its old fishing village charm. Money exchange, post office, government office & health center are in Mae Haad and lots of travel agents, supermarkets, bike rentals, restaurants and party venues. The beach is long with soft white sand and has greatly improved road connections making it easy to get to. Had Mae Had is also a local dive site - many companies offer snorkeling and scuba diving trips to the nearby island of Koh Ma, which has a stunning coral reef.

4 Sai Daeng Beach

Location : South of Koh Tao Sai Daeng Beach Sai Deang Beah is a beautiful little cove on the southern tip of Koh Tao with only two resorts nestled into an idyllic landscape & a sandy beach, it's not only famous for its beauty similar to Ao Leuk, but also for being closest to one of Tao's prime dive & snorkel sites at Shark Island. This is a place for tourists who love private zone and quite sandy beach for relaxation.

5 Sairee Beach

Location : West of Koh Tao Sairee Beach Sairee's white sandy beach stretches about 1.7 km over most of the west coast. The longest and most popular beach on the island stretches from the statue of Rama IV in the south to the headland at the far north, almost opposite Koh Nang Yuan. Mae Haad is only a 10 min walk away. Being the most popular area on Tao, Sairee offers a huge range of accommodation, dive centers, restaurants, shops, beach bars, travel & email services, nurseries, etc. You also find here the Fishery Museum, the Rama V rock and on the way to Mae Haad the police station, the public school and the temple.

6 Thian Og Beach

Location : South East of Koh Tao Thian Og Beach Thian Og Beach is located in eastern coast of koh Tao between Tanote bay and Hin Wong bay. It is one of the most beautiful beaches on Koh Tao, and a very quiet spot which rarely gets very busy. Thian Og Beach is perfect for chilling out and enjoying the serene side of Koh Tao. The sea water is absolutely clear and the beach is lined with coconut palms. It's a short beach with only 300 meters long but it's a diving that has very beautiful coral reefs of Koh Tao. It's peaceful and pleasurable.

Hotels in Thian Og Beach Area

1 Ao Luek Bay

Location : South East of Koh Tao Ao Luek Bay Ao Leuk is a beautiful big bay located on the way to Tanote bay, you can experience real solitude and serenity, which is perfect for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. A great place to spend a day, week or month to snorkel, swimming or just hang around on the beach and watch the coconut-tree leaf move in the sky. There are wonderful fringing reefs on either side of the bay with amazing fish life, such as Butterfly fish, Monacle Breams, Nudibranchs, Jenkins Rays, Saddleback Clown fish, and even the occasional Lion fish.

2 Ao Thian Og Bay (Rocky Bay)

Location : South East of Koh Tao Ao Thian Og Bay (Rocky Bay) Thian Og Bay is known among foreign tourists as Rocky Bay. Rocky Bay is perhaps one of the most famous spots on Koh Tao. The sea water is absolutely clear and the beach is lined with coconut palms. This bay is also an excellent place to just relax and lie on the beach. The sand is very white and the water calm and shallow. It is really difficut to get here. Two choices are by a long tail boat or 4-wheel car. It is surprisingly uncrowded, probably due primarily to the rocky road. Geting here, if you don't mind of a long travel.

3 Hin Wong Bay

Location : North East of Koh Tao Hin Wong Bay Hin Wong Bay, an idyllic bay lined with palm trees lies at the end of a narrow valley in the northeast of the island. There is hardly any beach; nevertheless it is an ideal place for snorkeling, particularly to the left of the rocks. This large shallow sheltered bay is a great spot for training dives and snorkeling. In the shallows, amongst the big boulders you can find some exciting swimthroughs.

4 Jansom Bay

Location : West of Koh Tao Jansom Bay Private bay with an exclusive, beautiful up-market resort and a budget bungalow. Only a 10 min walk from Mae Haad Bay. Jansom Bay is a small protected cove offering it's visitors a great place to relax and snorkel. It's especially good for kids because there is no currents and the water is clear and quite shallow. There is a wealth of marine life including many colorful reef fish. There is also a good chance of spotting a Green Sea Turtle. This bay is a little treasure. It's a privately owned beach so expect to be charged a small entrance fee.

5 Mango Bay

Location : North of Koh Tao Mango Bay Mango Bay is located with a magnificent view of what is probably Koh Tao's most beautiful bay. The only bay in the North and can be reached by a car or motobike or easy way to go by longtail boat. The landscape consists of high rocky cliffs and lush green hillsides rising up from the water's edge and offering breathtaking views of the gulf to the north of Ko Tao. Little beach and excellent underwater sights. Mango Bay is also one of the most beautiful places to snorkel and scuba dive on Koh Tao. Hotels in Mango Bay Area

6 Tanote Bay

Location : East of Koh Tao Tanote Bay Well preserved bay away from the crowds with excellent snorkeling. Tanote Bay is located south of Laem Thian in a protected bay, superb for snorkelers. The reef slopes from around 2 meters below sea level to around 18 meters. Tanote Bay is a beautiful, secluded, pristine white sand beach, nestled between the rugged headlands of the east coast of Koh Tao. The bay is famous for it's excellent snorkelling and scuba diving where vibrant coral reefs dot the clear blue shores The beach is one of the best seashores on the island, with beautiful views of nearby Shark Island, Koh Phangan and tourist attractions.