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Koh Samui Beaches – Koh Tao

Koh Tao beaches are world-famous for its spectacular diving and beautiful scenery.

Whether you’re here to enjoy the underwater life or not, you’ll find many things to love about the beaches here.

Best Koh Tao Swimming, Diving & Snorkelling Beaches Map, Thailand


Mango Bay is a large bay with reefs and beaches on both sides. Visitors can come to enjoy several hours of snorkelling or taking in the views. The beaches are busier during the day, as most frequent Mango Bay during a day tour. Mango Bay is also a terrific jump-off point for exploring the other nearby beaches in Koh Tao.

For vibrant nightlife and stunning seascapes, head over to Sairee Beach. It’s on a prime location where most of the attractions are concentrated, making it ideal for staying several days to see them all. Not too far from the shore is a coral reef teeming with colourful fish, and the beach itself is alive with activity including beach sports, restaurants, shops, and cafes. Don’t forget to take photos with the famous long-tail boats that Sairee Beach is known for.

A visit to Koh Tao would not be complete without stopping by Tanote Bay. Snorkelling and diving aren’t the only attractions here, as the bay is endowed with lush forests, majestic boulders, and picturesque rolling hills. Another thing that makes Tanote Bay more appealing to visitors than other beaches on Koh Tao is that it’s secluded throughout the year.

Lighthouse Beach is famed for wreck snorkelling and diving. If you’ve never snorkelled with a wreck, Lighthouse Bay is an excellent place to do so. The beaches offer a variety of accommodation choices for every preference and budget in mind.

When visiting Koh Tao’s beaches, don’t miss out on The Gallery; a famous restaurant and for a good reason. Treat yourself to a unique fine-dining experience and a great wine selection. While waiting for your food, check out the photo exhibits on display.

Other famous beaches here include Ao Thian Ok, Aow Leuk Beach, Chalok Baan Kao Beach, Haad Tien Beach, Hin Wong Bay, Jansom Bay, and June Juea Beach.



Mango Bay

Mango Bay

Bann Ao Muong, Koh Tao

Mango Bay, which takes its name from the abundance of mango trees once here, is one of Koh Tao’s most famous snorkelling and diving spots. This large bay, which has a coral reef and a small beach on each of its...

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Sairee Beach

Sairee Beach

Sairee Beach, Koh Tao

Sairee beach is Koh Tao’s headquarters of fun, beach, and nightlife. It’s located on the longest beach of the island and stretches as far as 1.85 km to the west coast. Because of its prime location, this is...

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Tanote Bay

Tanote Bay

Tanote Bay, Koh Tao

Tanote Bay is home to some of the best snorkelling, diving, and viewpoints in Koh Tao. Located on the east coast, the bay is surrounded by lush foliage, rolling hills, and big boulders, especially those that are found...

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The Gallery

The Gallery

Haad Sairee, Koh Tao

The Gallery is one of Koh Tao’s most famous restaurants, and for a good reason. More than just serving food, they have an impressive selection of wines plus a fine art photo gallery that will take your breath away...

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Lighthouse Beach

Lighthouse Beach

Koh Tao, Koh Phangan
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Lighthouse Bay, also known as Gluay Teun Bay, is an area known for world-class wreck snorkelling and scuba diving in Koh Tao. The wreck found here belongs to a small wooden fishing boat, which is around 15 meters long...

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Thian Og Bay

Ao Thian Ok

Haad Tien (Shark Bay), Koh Tao

Ao Thian Ok is one of the best swimming and snorkelling beaches on the whole island of Koh Tao. Its name means Shark Bay, due to the presence of the harmless reef sharks that can be found here. Aside from that, the...

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Aow Leuk Beach

Aow Leuk Beach

Ao Leuk, Koh Tao

Ao Leuk Bay is a beach known for its pristine powdery white sands, clear waters, and a blissful tropical vibe that all beachgoers will love. This is one of the best spots in Koh Tao for snorkelling, but more than that...

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Chalok Baan Kao Beach

Chalok Baan Kao Beach

Chalok Baan Kao, Koh Tao

Chalok Baan Kao Beach is a gem of a tropical paradise. It is one of the most beautiful, but it’s also well-equipped with numerous establishments for a comfortable stay. This spot is quiet and tranquil, making it a...

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Thian Og Bay

Haad Tien Beach

Thian Og Bay, Koh Tao

Haad Tien Beach and Rocky Bay are popular beach destinations in Koh Tao. Whether you are looking for a tranquil tropical area to relax in, or you’d like to participate in exciting activities, there is something...

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Hin Wong Bay

Hin Wong Bay

Hin Wong Bay, Koh Tao

Hin Wong Bay, found on Koh Tao’s eastern coast, is a beautiful 15-meter beach framed by giant boulders. The bay offers plenty of activities for travellers looking for either relaxation or water activities...

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Jansom Bay

Jansom Bay

Jansom Bay, Koh Tao

Jansom Bay is a blissful beach in Koh Tao, recognised for its fantastic snorkelling. It’s characterised by a small bay and a small sandy beach area punctuated by granite boulders by the shore; great for swimming...

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June Juea Beach

June Juea Beach

June Juea Beach, Koh Tao

June Juea Beach is a small, isolated beach located on the northern area of Koh Tao. This spot is renowned for its incredible sunset views, and travellers looking for seclusion love it here. For some laid-back beach...

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Laem Thian Beach

Laem Thian Beach

Laem Thian, Koh Tao

Laem Thian is a serene beach on Koh Tao’s eastern side. If you are looking for a place to truly get away from everything, this spot is highly recommended. Because of its isolation, this area is very much alive and...

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Sai Daeng Beach

Sai Daeng Beach

Sai Daeng Beach, Koh Tao

Sai Daeng Beach is a small, relaxing sandy beach in Koh Tao. It is renowned for its sparkling crystal clear waters and the terrific views of Shark Island. The best time to visit is around sunset when you can see the...

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Sai Nuan Beach

Sai Nuan Beach

Haad Sai Nuan, Koh Tao

Sai Nuan Beach is a beautiful hideaway in Koh Tao. You’ll find a pristine, unspoiled beach; powdery white sand, and clear turquoise waters. There are two beaches that make up this area, but if you visit, the...

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Thian Og Bay

Thian Og Bay

Haad Tien (Shark Bay), Koh Tao

Thian Og Bay is a secluded, private beach known for its powdery fine sand and crystal clear waters. But what makes this area so special is the presence of the harmless blacktip sharks that swim in the area, which is why...

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