Koh Tao is a premiere place for diving and boasts the
most beautiful and fertile coral reefs in Thailand.
Located next to Koh Tao is Koh Nang Yuan, the smaller of
the three islands. While its dimensions may be less, its
views certainly are not.
These islands are located in Amphoe Koh Pha-ngan in the
Surat Thani Province. The majority of the area is
mountainous, with the hills gently sloping into the
beaches. While the island is only 3.4 by 7.6 kilometers
large, the coral reef stretches for eight kilometers in
Despite the small size, this peanut shaped island has
eleven bays and ten peninsulas. The total length of the
coastline is twenty-nine kilometers. Each beach has
ample accommodations for the
visitor. Among the more popular beaches are:
Had Mae Had, which is the commercial center of the
island, Had Chalok Ban Kao, which is a viewpoint on the
hill, Ao Thian Oft with its clean water and picturesque
views, Had Sai Daeng, which in addition to its unique
red-sand beaches also has excellent diving amongst the
sharks, Ao Tanod where the dive school is located, and
Had Sai Ri where you can enjoy the long gardens that
outline the equally long beach.
40km north of ko pha ngan, 'turtle island' is the
smallest and quietest of the islands in the samui
archipelago that offers visitor accomodation. ko tao's
major attraction is its superb offshore diving. the
island itself is rugged, with dense forest inland, quiet
coves along the east coast, and the busy sai ree beach
and mae haad bay stretching along the west coast. ko
nang yuan is located just off ko tao - both are
Sairee's white sandy beach stretches about 1.7km over
most of the west coast, interrupted only by a few huge
boulders. Mae Haad is only a 10 minute walk away.
Being the most popular area on Tao, Sairee offers a wide
range of accommodation, dive centers, restaurants,
shops, beach bars, travel & email services, nurseries,
Here, you can have the best view on Koh Nang Yuan
island. A cluster of rocks called Suan Hin Jor Por Ror
highlights King Rama V's inscription that he made on his
visit in 1899. You will also find the Fishery Museum,
and on the way to Mae Haad the police station, the
public school and the local Buddhist temple.
CHALOK BAAN KAO
Third largest beach, located on the southern coast
facing Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. This bay is smaller
than Sairee, but offers a similar range of
accommodation, eateries and nightlife.
The Last Paradise, a helicopter pad, offers a
spectacular view of the bay and the surrounding beaches.
Partytime is on Sat's. Chalok Baan Kao is beautifully
framed by Taa Toh Lagoon to the east and Saan Jao Beach
to the west. It also connects to Thian Og Bay and Sai
Daeng Beach. The rock formation at cape Taa Toh
resembles a sitting Buddha, this is best to be seen from
the viewpoint opposite (Buddha Rock).
Hin Wong Bay
North-east coast; this bay is abundant with intact coral
reefs. Four small hillside resorts and one diving school
(Hin Wong Divers).
There is currently one or two resorts in Hin Wong Bay
and a couple of restaurants, so it is a great spot for
weary travelers wishing to get away from it all.
Hin Wong Bay also offers great snorkelling. The
sheltered bay is teeming with marine life in many
colours and sizes.
Also known as Deep Water Bay, Aow Leuk is a top spot for
snorkelling. The bay is surrounded by steep hills and is
only accessible by boat or by a small path from Rocky
Bay. Nevertheless it is well visited by travellers who
know a quality beach when they see one.
The beach itself is around 200 meters long and
absolutely crispy white. There is one resort in Aow Leuk
with offers very basic accommodation and one restaurant.
Haad Sai Daeng Beach
Really part of Rocky Bay, Haad Sai Daeng is a beautiful
little cove on the southern tip of Koh Tao.
Haad Sai Daeng is very nice spot to relax in solitude
with a book on the beach or going for
a swim to Shark Island. Haad Sai Daeng Resort offers
bungalows and a nice restaurant for guests.
Jansom Bay is a small protected cove offering it's
visitors a great place to relax and snorkel. It's
especially good for kids because there is no currents
and the water is clear and quite shallow. There is a
wealth of marine life including many colorful reef fish.
There is also a good chance of spotting a Green Sea
Laem Thian is known as Swimthrough City among local
scuba divers. The reason for that is the many caverns,
tunnels and swim throughs you'll find just beneath the
It's a great place to snorkel and one of the only places
on the island you'll find the strange looking Unicorn
Lighthouse Bay sports Koh Tao's only snorkel and
diveable wreck. It's the wreck of a small wooden fishing
boat, roughly 15 meters long, which sank in September
Lighthouse Bay is uninhabited and there is no access
from land, so renting a long tail boat or a sea kayak is
the only way of getting there.
Named for all the mango trees that grow on it's steep
hills, Mango Bay is a favorite spot for day trippers
from Koh Samui. It's a crescent shaped bay with a small
coral beach and great snorkelling only 20 meter off
shore. Mango Bay is uninhabited since it is only
accessible by boat. A beautiful spot and a must if you
are visiting Koh Tao.
Famous for its Blacktip Reef Shark population, Rocky Bay
is also a beautiful little beach on which to spend a
lazy afternoon sunbathing. There is only one resort in
Rocky Bay, namely Rocky Bay Resort which offer a variety
of sizes of bungalows.
Sai Tong Beach is a secluded little beach on the
southern side of Koh Tao. Only a few bungalows are
scattered in the vicinity off the beach making ir a
perfect spot for anybody wishing a bit of privacy.
To get to Tanote Bay is a thrilling experience. The road
there will take you over 'Mount Koh Tao' and offers a
breathtaking view of the island's eastern hilly slopes.
Diving: The coral reef offshore is a perfect place for
both snorkeling and scuba diving. On the island, there
is a diving school, which attracts novices from all over
the world because of their competence and low prices.
Koh Samui - Koh Tao/Koh
(include admission fee)
Special price ** adult: 2,500 Baht Child: 1500 Baht
Pick up from hotel on Koh
Samui to the pier(Maenam)
Coffee and Croissant at Maenam
pier for breakfast
Depart from Koh Samui to
Koh Tao/Koh Nangyuan by Catamaran
Change the boat (Talay-Nai
boat) and then go the first place for snorkelling in Koh
Tao/Koh Nangyuan ,Mango bay, Tian Nok bay, Hin Wong bay,
***depend on the weather
Buffet lunch at Nangyuan
Relaxing, snorkeling climb to
Return to Koh Samui and
transfer you back to your hotel.
Trip include ::
Round trip transfers
from hotel on Koh Samui and Maenam pier
Coffee and Croissant
at Maenam pier for breakfast
Soft drink on board
Buffet lunch at Koh
equipments, life jackets
Entrance fee to