Koh Tao Holidays
The naturally scenic island of Koh Tao is home to stunning beaches, is well regarded by dive enthusiasts and, despite recent development, is where picture-book Thailand can still be found tucked away.
While blessed with some of Thailand's most spectacular beaches and bays, Haad Tien on the island's southern tip is without question Koh Tao's best beach. It is some distance from the main town, but that does ensure that the palm-lined beach remains delightfully uncrowded. Commonly known as Rocky Bay, the water here is crystal clear and has a backdrop of granite cliffs and jungle beyond. The nearest village is close by where a variety of local shops and restaurants can be found.
The island's three main centres are Haad Sairee, Mae Haad and Chalok Ban Kon. Haad Sairee is the main hub of activity and the best place for nightlife; most boats will arrive to Koh Tao at Mae Haad and this is where you'll find numerous dive shops, restaurants and bars; while Chalok Ban Kao is peaceful and serene.
Many believe that Koh Tao's true beauty lies beneath the surface of the crystal clear waters, as stunning coral reefs and abundant marine life have long attracted scuba divers. Home to some of the best dive training facilities throughout the world along with experienced dive instructors, Koh Tao offers a wide range of diving options, from deep offshore pinnacles to calm sandy bays. Whale sharks are seasonal visitors and this is probably one of the few places in the world where you can see these gentle giants while scuba diving.
- Picturesque beaches
- An abundance of dive sites
- Wonderful marine life
- Charming laid-back atmosphere
- Spectacular island scenery