Here are the top 9 tourist attractions to see in Koh Tao:

1. Hin Wong Bay

4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 9
places to visit in Koh Tao

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.

2. Koh Nang Yuang Island Viewpoint

4.3 /5

4 km
from city center
2 out of 9
places to visit in Koh Tao

Koh Nang Yuang is an island with a unique topography, composed of three small parts of the land, connected by a sandbar. It is advisable to go early morning to Nang Yuang as the crowd infiltrates this place 9:30 AM onwards. The Nang Yuang beach is full of coral bits and reefs, so itÍs a little uncomfortable. Instead, climbing the hill to reach the pier viewpoint at the top is a fantastic idea. It is enough to spend half a day here, instead of staying overnight at the Nang Yuang resort, the only one on the island.

3. Yaai Mae and Taa Tao Spirit rocks

4.2 /5

0 km
from city center
3 out of 9
places to visit in Koh Tao

Yaai Mae and Taa Tao are spiritual places for local inhabitants to worship who believe the rocks to be Gods.

4. Wat Koh Tao

3.8 /5

0 km
from city center
4 out of 9
places to visit in Koh Tao

It is the one and only temple of Koh Tao. Buddhism is practised and taught, and is also a residing place for monks.

5. King Rama V Rock and Statue

3.8 /5

2 km
from city center
5 out of 9
places to visit in Koh Tao

It is a boulder with the King Chulalongkorn Rama V's initials which the local residents worship. In 1899, King Chulalongkorn Rama V, known as the greatest and most beloved king of Thailand, had come here and had his initials carved on a large boulder. Since then, this place became a place of worship for the residents as well as the visitors. It is located at the Jor Por Ror bay, next to the Sairee beach.

6. Scuba Diving

3.7 /5

2 km
from city center
6 out of 9
places to visit in Koh Tao

Koh Tao has some of the best and cheapest diving spots in all of Thailand. Due to immense competition, there are over 50 diving shops in Koh Tao to choose from. The dive courses are cheap and there are abundant options.

7. Sairee Beach

2 km
from city center
7 out of 9
places to visit in Koh Tao

Spanning over to a distance of 1.85 kilometers up the West coast of Koh Tao, Sairee Beach is the longest beach in Tao. It is also the busiest beach of Koh Tao flooded with throngs of restaurants, dive centers, bars, cafes, shops and a wide range of accommodation options available easily. This gorgeous beach is ideal for families with children.

8. Koh Nang Yuan

443 km
from city center
8 out of 9
places to visit in Koh Tao

Koh Nang Yuan is one small island located at the Central Gulf Coast which is in Southern Thailand. Known as excellent diving and snorkelling spot, it is easily accessible from some of the principal places in Thailand like Ko Tao, Ko Pha Ngan, Ko Samui, Surat Thani, and Chumphon. A visit to witness the white sand, picturesque rocks, emerald waters, and discover the underwater world is every traveller’s agenda.

9. Shark Bay Koh Tao

4 km
from city center
9 out of 9
places to visit in Koh Tao

The Shark Bay in Koh Tao is a unique and surreal spot popular for snorkeling and spotting the blacktip reef sharks that visit this beach regularly. Located in Bangkok, the Shark Bay Koh Tao is a private bay glistening with white sand and shaded by tall coconut trees which are called ‘Thian’ by the locals. The local name for these trees gives the beach its original name- Thian Og, though the beach is more popularly referred to as by the name of Shark Bay.

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