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 even when it’s low tide because the water is always deep enough for comfortable and safe swimming, as well as snorkelling.
Jansom Bay, Beach Accommodation, Hotels & Bungalows, Koh Tao
The nearest accommodation options only provide a handful of choices, which include several bungalows, villas, hotels and resorts. If you are visiting Koh Tao to do a lot of snorkelling, this is the best place to base yourself in. Overall, it’s tranquil and far from the party scene. The beach is peaceful during the day, ideal for visitors who want are looking for a serene tropical holiday in surroundings that resemble paradise. The beach features crystal clear waters, and visitors can relax on the sun loungers set beneath the swaying coconut trees.
Aside from snorkelling, the calm and peaceful waters make it an excellent place for kayaking. Most of the hotels and resorts here offer kayak rentals, as well as other water activities to enjoy. When the sun goes down, take photos of the magnificent golden sunsets that this beach is known for.
The best time to visit is from December to September, the area’s dry season, ideal for beach activities and good sunshine. Other nearby beach areas include Sai Nuan, Je Te Kang, Shark Bay, June Juea, and Chalok Baan Kao.