Beaches in Koh Tao

Beaches in Koh Tao

Koh Tao or Turtle Island is one of the most popular destinations for all ages. Home to one of the best diving spots in Asia, it houses activities ranging from fishing and snorkelling to exploring the hidden spots. Some of the most stunning beaches in Koh Tao are the likes of Hin Wong Bay, Sai Daeng, Freedom Beach, Sairee Beach, Shark Bay, and many more. Travellers enjoy exploring coral reefs, diving, lounging at the hidden Freedom Beach, and surfing the food joints. Don’t miss out on the famous boat rides and zip line across the island!


Here is the list of 3 Beaches in Koh Tao

1. Hin Wong Bay


A quiet getaway from the ever crowded Sairee beach, Hin Wong is a large bay entirely surrounded by boulders.

The beach at the Hin Wong Bay is small, cosy and surrounded by rocks. The water is incredibly clear and ideal for snorkelling. People usually visit Hin Wong on scooters or on foot. For accommodation here, there are 2 or 3 seafront resorts and bungalows to choose from, but it is not necessary to stay a night here. Hin Wong is recommended for all snorkelling lovers.

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2. Chalok Bay

What sets Chalok Bay apart from the other beaches of Koh Tao, is its peaceful and serene atmosphere. Being one of the largest beaches of the area, Chalok Bay is the ideal destination for lounging away from the loud metropolitan buzz and enjoying a nice swim every once in a while. The white sandy beaches, lively restaurants and bars, a little village behind the coastline, and postcard-worthy horizon will keep you coming back for more. Located near the south of Koh Tao, it’s accessible through a bike ride and boasts beautiful resorts and luxury villas.

3. Ao Leuk

Renowned for snorkelling and diving, Ao Leuk is a secluded beach often called one of the most beautiful ones of Koh Tao. Its unique features include rich flora and fauna, as you would find coral reefs on either side of the bay. With a nominal entry fee, you can get access to the well-maintained beachside, complimentary drinks, and free lounging facilities. If you’re lucky, you may spot the blacktip reef sharks near the shallow waters. With great connectivity, it is 30min on foot from Mae Haad and offers beautiful bungalows for accommodation.


This post was published by Joysurjya Hagjer

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