Koh Tao Guide
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Time in Koh Tao is 18:45 (GMT+7)
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Sensi Paradise Beach Resort
Koh Tao, Mae Haad
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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

Activities in Koh Tao

Koh Tao is well known among scuba divers and snorkelers but there are more and more people visiting the island just to relax or to do something else apart from fish and coral spotting. So it is no surprise that in the last years activities for non-divers have emerged all over the island. Here we give you an overview of the activities you can join such as climbing to the peak of the island, learning yoga exercises, or simply soothing in a sleeping sack and experiencing the view of close by Koh Nang Yuan, a amazing fascination in its own right.

Recommended Activities

1 Bowling & Mini golf

Bowling and Mini golf
Koh Tao Bowling and Mini golf
Koh Tao bowling and mini golf is great fun for people of all ages. It's really makes you smile and think of the Flintstones. There are 9 challenging holes to conquer on the out-door golf course with a few being frustratingly difficult. The in-door bowling lanes have a surprise at the end which you should avoid hitting at all costs as the pin-setters are actually humans not machines!! This is a fun place to spend the afternoon with family or friends and if its too busy you can always try your hand at Pentaque.
Koh Tao Leisure Park
Location : Between Chalok Baan Kao and Mae Haad
Tel.: 0 7745 6316

2 Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing
Deep Sae Fishing
Fishing is a relaxing activity to do on your holiday. Koh Tao offers opportunities to go fishing in the deep water as well as freshwater. There are a few different options if you like to go out fishing around Koh Tao. You can either rent your own long-tail boat with a local captain that provides you with the equipment or you can go on an organized trip with other people.
Adventure Center, boat and fishing tours
Location : Mae Haad
Tel.: 08 9019 1761
Hotel: Hotels in Mae Haad Area

3 Kayaking & Canoeing Trip

Kayaking & Canoeing Trip
Kayaking & Canoeing Trip
Explore the beauty of the coastline is fun by kayaking. Sea Kayaking is fun and easy for everyone to enjoy independently. Half day trips from Koh Tao can take you along the south west to shark island and back. The more adventurous can take a day and paddle the whole island to check out some of the island top sports. This trip is all about kayaking in paradise of many islands which can only be reached by sea, many inhabited and untouched with abundance of wildlife and clear blue seas, each with its own character, beauty and charm with lush tropical vegetation clinging to steep mountainsides. kayaking between the islands will give us the opportunity to experience the Seychelles uniqueness.
Ban's Diving Resort
Location : Sai Ree Beach
Tel.: 08 5136 0602
Black Tip Watersports
Location : Mae Haad Beach
Tel.: 0 7745 6204, 0 7745 6488

4 Koh Tao Offroad ATV

Koh Tao Offroad ATV
Koh Tao Offroad ATV
ATV or quad bike is a vehicle that travels on low-pressure tires, with a seat that is straddled by the operator, along with handlebars for steering control. ATVs are designed to handle a wider variety of terrain than most other vehicles, such as beaches, rivers, creeks, country roads and even deserts. ATVs are already popular in western countries and now they've arrived in Koh Tao as the island's newest and most exciting outdoor activity.
Koh Tao Motorbike
Location : Chalok Bann Kao
Hotel: Hotels in Chalok Baan Kao Area

5 Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing
Rock Climbing
Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport which requires strength of the body in particular hands and arms to support the weight and ascend a steep object, natural rock formations or artificial rock walls. Koh Tao is fast becoming a rock climbing. The island is basically a pile of large granite boulders, so if you fancy rock climbing, abseiling, hiking or cliff jumping our good friends at good time adventures have what you need to get up, over and down those rocks safely. The Koh Tao granite is excellent for training beginners as well as fine tuning any climbers technique.
Good Time Adventure
Location : Sairee Beach
Tel.: 08 7275 3604

6 Sailing Cruises & Yacht Charters

Island Cruises Sailing
Sailing Cruises & Yacht Charters
Relaxing and enjoy a beautiful sailing cruise together with your family and friends. Cruising along the coastline including a stop for snorkeling or cruising into the sunset. Koh Tao gained it's popularity as a tourist destination as it has been renown for the highest quality diving destinations for obtaining the cheapest diving certifications.

Now the Island is flooded with dive centers all competing for students to dive with them. With the addition of Island Cruises to Koh Tao there is another way to appreciate the spectacular marine life and all the Island, it's charms and it's surrounding areas have to offer via an alternative means; with an Island Cruises Sailing Charter.
Island Cruises
Location : Boat Bar, Sairee Plaza
Tel.: 0 7745 7002
MV Sports
Location : Mae Haad
Tel.: 0 7745 6065, 08 7264 2633
MELT Boat Trips
Location : Town of Mae Haad
Tel.: 08 9594 4487
Safari Boat
Location : Koh Phangan
Tel.: 0 7723 8232, 08 1538 2939

7 Snorkeling & Diving

Snorkeling and Diving
Snorkeling and Diving Trip at Koh Tao
Koh Tao provides great diving in all of south east Asia and is most popular, and is one of the top 10 place for diving site. Koh Tao has loads of beach dive sites, but 2 major dive sites are shark island and southwest pinnacle. The famous for snorkeling as it is for diving, with a shallow reef surrounding the island such as Tanote Bay, Japanese Gardens, Ao Leuk, Mango Bay and Shark Bay. Koh Tao has loads of beach dive sites, but 2 major dive sites are shark island and southwest pinnacle. both are exceptional sites with great variety of reef fish and alluring rocky formations, maximum depth 32 m. Many international diving agencies are represented on this small island, including PADI, SSI IANTD, BSAC and NAUI. All course level are available from beginner to professional. Show Koh Tao - Dive Sites
Big Blue Diving Thailand
Location : Town of Mae Haad
Tel.: 0 774 5617
MV Watersports
Location : Town of Mae Haad
Tel.: 0 7745 6065
Big Bubble Koh Tao
Location : Town of Chalok baan Kao
Tel.: 0 7745 6669
Rocktopus Drive
Location : Mae Haad Beach
Tel.: 0 7745 6611
Easy Divers
Location : Town of Chalok baan Kao
Tel.: 0 7745 6010
Scuba Junction Dive Center
Location : Sairee Beach
Tel.: 0 7745 6164

8 Spa & Massage

Spa & Massage
Spa & Massage
Holidays are all about relaxation and revitalization. Spa & Massage is the ideal place your body and mind. Koh Tao is widely known to be one of the most relaxing places in Thailand! Koh Tao is definitely the right place for you. Koh Tao has a great selection of spas with a wide range of treatments and facilities.

After all there activities in th hot climate you fell probably exhausted. A traditional Thai massage is something you should not miss out. A herbal steam bath will add to you well-being and cleanse your tired skin. Why not develope you inner strength and heal body, mind and spirit? there is Reiki, Foot Reflexology and all taught.
Jamahkiri Spa
Location : Haad Tien Bay
Tel.: 0 7745 6400
Lotus Spa
Location : Sairee Beach
Tel.: 0 7745 6844
Jira's Spa
Location : Town of Mae Haad
Tel.: 0 7745 6775
Orchid Spa
Location : Sairee beach
Tel.: 0 7745 6406
Kajavari Spa
Location : Sairee Beach
Tel.: 0 7745 6505, 0 7745 6504
Spa Aurori
Location : North Sairee village
Tel.: 08 4719 7188

9 Thai Boxing

Thai Boxing
Thai Boxing
Thai Boxing or Muay Thai is a combat sport from the muay martial arts of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on foot is known as "the art of eight weapons", more people worldwide are becoming interested. Muay Thai is Thailand's National sport and is one of the world's most demanding contact sports. The most popular one of fighting show in Koh Tao is suited in Sairee Boxing Stadium.
Island Muay Thai
Location : Sairee Village
Tel.: 08 6269 8725
Monsoon Gym
Location : Sairee Beach
Tel.: 08 6271 2212

10 Thai Cooking Course

Thai Cooking Course
Thai Cooking Course
A chance to get a better understanding of the ingredients used in Thai food and how to cook it is available on Tao. The popular dishes to learn are for example Green Curry, Hot and Sour Soup and Papaya Salad. Thai food is always popular and this has in turn led to several schools that offer cooking classes. This is a real hands-on experience where you will do everything from going to the local market to buy the ingredients to cleaning, splicing & dicing and of course the cooking itself.
Anankhira Boutique Resort
Location : Sairee Beach
Tel.: 08 1080 7493, 0 7745 6629
Koh Tao Montra Resort
Location : Mae Haad Beach
Tel.: 0 7745 7057-61

11 Yoga Class

Yoga Class
Yoga Class
There are many different reasons why people practice yoga. Some are looking for more flexibility and others for a fitter healthier body. Others may be looking for peace of mind, while others are looking for spiritual answers. Yoga is really great and healthy for people of all ages. Koh Tao allows the choice of where you would like to study or practice as well as what techniques and skills you would like to learn and develop.
Baan Talay Yoga Koh Tao
Location : Ao Luek
Tel.: 0 7745 7045
New Heaven Yoga
Location : Chalok Baan Kao
Tel.: 0 7745 6045
Grounded Koh Tao's wellbeing centre
Location : Sairee Beach
Tel.: 08 8503 7055
Shambhala Yoga Center
Location : Sairee Beach
Tel.: 08 4440 6755

12 Water Skiing & Wake Boarding

Water Skiing and Wake Boarding
Water Skiing and Wake Boarding
Wake board, water ski, knee board or a tube ride: experience the calm waters around Koh Tao bouncing along behind out speed boat. If you love water life above the surface then you might like to try your hand at Wake Boarding or Water skiing or maybe even knee boarding or a tube ride. The boat holds up to 15 people and is available either at the beginning or the end of the day.
Black Tip Watersports
Location : Tanote Bay and Mae Haad Beach
Tel.: 0 7079 5766, 0 7745 6488
Switch Watersport
Location : North Sairee
Tel.: 08 4842 9582
MV Sports
Location : Mae Haad
Tel.: 0 7745 6065, 08 7264 2633