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Koh Samui Areas – Koh Tao

Koh Tao attractions are best known for their stunning white sand beaches and clear turquoise waters.

It’s a favourite holiday destination for many travellers from all over the world, who come to enjoy its fantastic diving, tropical islands, and warm Thai hospitality.

Top Koh Tao Attractions, Tourist Sites, Things To Do & Places To See & Visit


Mango Bay, named aptly for the many mango trees that once grew here, is a large bay endowed with a vibrant coral reef. Each of the sides of the bay has viewpoints from where visitors are invited to take in the views with a cold drink in hand. West of Mango Bay is teeming with schools of fish and is famous among divers. But on the east, a huge coral reef is teeming with many species of fish including moray eels, barracuda, damselfish, and much more.

Sairee Beach is the most famous of Koh Tao’s attractions for parties and nightlife. It’s situated on the island’s longest beach, making it a prime location for holiday goers. Sairee Beach is also where you can find the iconic Thai longtail boats that these islands are known for. Admire the views with a sunset drink in hand at one of the many laid-back establishments on the beach, and if you’re like to check out the nightlife, there are many bars to choose from.

For more remote and secluded attractions, a visit to Tanote Bay is highly recommended. The bay offers spectacular diving and several viewpoints. One of the best things about Tanote Bay is that it remains quiet throughout the year – even during peak seasons. Choose from accommodation that offers everything from budget to luxury, as Tanote Bay has something to offer everyone.

Lighthouse Beach is famous for its world-class scuba diving and snorkelling. It’s best known for its underwater shipwrecks from a small fishing boat, which sank in 2000. However, you’ll need to rent a longtail boat or kayak to get to Lighthouse Beach to visit for the day. It will be worth it, with crystal-clear waters and incredible marine life.

Other Koh Tao attractions that must not be missed include the Mango Viewpoint, Ao Thian Ok, Aow Leuk Beach, Chalok Baan Kao Beach, and Haad Tien 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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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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Mango Viewpoint

Mango Viewpoint

Koh Tao, Koh Phangan

Mango Viewpoint is a must-visit in Koh Tao for anyone who appreciates stunning coastal views and magnificent sunsets. Located on the north of the island, this viewpoint and the nearby Mango Bay get their names from the...

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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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Island Muay Thai

Island Muay Thai

Haad Sairee, Koh Tao

Island Muay Thai is the centre of all the Muay Thai activity in Koh Tao. Conveniently located on Sairee beach, it is renowned for world-class training and its exciting fight arena from where visitors can watch fights...

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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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