If you’re considering the possibility of exploring Thailand Koh-Tao, on your next trip to South East Asia, simply continue reading to discover everything that you need to know, before you book your tickets for Bangkok to Koa tao.
Everything You Need to Know About Koh Tao Island:
1. Koh Tao Island is known for its exotic wildlife
Did you know that Koh Tao translates to turtle island? Not only is Koh Tao teeming with turtles who nest on the island but if you explore Koh Tao’s world-class tropical coral reefs, you’ll also come across rays and whale sharks.
2. Koh Tao is one of the top destinations in Thailand for scuba divers
If you’re an avid scuba diver, it’s well worth adding Koh Tao to your bucket list as it boasts numerous highly rated dive sites. Some examples of which include the popular White Rock Dive Site, where you’ll find schools of Triggerfish as well as Nang Yuan Pinnacle, which boasts scorpion fish, turtles, and stingrays. No matter whether you’re a beginner or have scuba dived around the world, you’ll be able to find a dive spot which suits your skill level.
3. There are countless beautiful hiking tracks to explore
One hiking track which is well worth exploring is the Mae Haad to Chalok hike which is suitable for most levels of fitness and will take you to seven, picture-perfect beaches. Two examples of which include June Juea Bay and Saan Jao Bay. Better yet as there’s only 500-700 meters between each of the 7 beaches that you’ll visit, you’ll never get bored as there’s always another beach just around the corner.
4. You’ll also be able to get pampered at a luxury spa
Koh Tao is also well known for its luxury spas, so if you like the idea of enjoying a tranquil traditional Thai massage, it’s definitely well worth spending an afternoon at one of Koh Tao’s luxury spas. Other examples of services offered in Koh Tao’s spas that you may be interested in booking include exfoliating scrubs, manicures, pedicures, and facials.
If you’re on a budget, there’s no need to worry as you can also receive a blissful massage at a small, family-run spa, instead of visiting a large, resort-style spa.
5. You can dance the night away at Sairee Beach
If you still have the energy to dance the night away, after spending a fun-filled day hiking and diving, head to Sairee Beach, which hosts the hottest parties in Koh Tao! What you can you expect at a Sairee Beach party? Not only is Sairee Beach home to numerous bars and night clubs but you can also expect to find fire dancing shows and international DJs playing tracks right on the beach! On some nights there are even movies or live sports being screened on huge movie screens on the beach.
6. Visit Mango Bay Viewpoint in order to see one of the most breathtaking sunsets in the world
At the end of a perfect day in Koh Tao, it’s well worth making the trip to Mango Point Viewpoint, where you’ll be treated to a sunset that you’ll never forget. Just be sure to have your smartphone camera ready to snap a photo.
So if you like the sound of visiting Koh Tao, it’s definitely well worth organizing your very first trip to the beautiful island of Koh Tao!