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Koh Tao is one of the most popular islands in the south of Thailand. It’s often synonymous with scuba diving, as it’s one of the locations in the world that churns out the most certifications for Open Water divers. It is the smallest of the three sister islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.

Popular hotels in Koh Tao

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Pinnacle Koh Tao Resort

Pinnacle Koh Tao Resort

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June Juea Bay, Koh Tao
Impressive
8.7
(27 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Koh Tao Montra Resort & Spa

Koh Tao Montra Resort & Spa

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Mae Haad, Koh Tao
Impressive
8.6
(18 Reviews)
Big room, great swimming pool, quiet place good location, staff very nice.
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LOBBY Cape Shark Villas

Cape Shark Villas

Villas
Thian Og Bay, Koh Tao
Impressive
8.7
(11 Reviews)
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VIEW_ATTRACTIONS Koh Tao Cabana

Koh Tao Cabana

Resorts
Sairee beach, Koh Tao
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Dusit Buncha Koh Tao by Riya Group

Dusit Buncha Koh Tao by Riya Group

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Taa Then Bay, Koh Tao
Impressive
8.6
(55 Reviews)
Good location, good service, good view.
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COMMON_SPACE Sai Daeng Resort

Sai Daeng Resort

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Sai Daeng Beach, Koh Tao
Impressive
9.0
(98 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Koh Tao Hillside Resort

Koh Tao Hillside Resort

Resorts
Taa Then Bay, Koh Tao
Convenient
8.0
(106 Reviews)
Very cozy bungalows with great views! Perfect for relaxing and snorkeling.
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SWIMMING_POOL Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)

Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)

Resorts
Sairee beach, Koh Tao
Impressive
8.4
(15 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING The Beach Club Koh Tao

The Beach Club Koh Tao

Resorts
Mae Haad, Koh Tao
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LOBBY Simple Life Cliff View Resort

Simple Life Cliff View Resort

Resorts
Sairee beach, Koh Tao
Superb
9.1
(7 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Sairee Hut Resort

Sairee Hut Resort

Hotels
Sairee beach, Koh Tao
Impressive
8.8
(57 Reviews)
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SWIMMING_POOL Seashell Resort Koh Tao

Seashell Resort Koh Tao

Hotels
Sairee beach, Koh Tao
Convenient
8.2
(11 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Koh Tao Relax Freedom Beach Resort

Koh Tao Relax Freedom Beach Resort

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Chalok Baan Kao, Koh Tao
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Taatoh Seaview Resort

Taatoh Seaview Resort

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Chalok Baan Kao, Koh Tao
Impressive
8.4
(9 Reviews)
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SWIMMING_POOL Koh Tao Toscana Resort

Koh Tao Toscana Resort

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Chalok Baan Kao, Koh Tao
Convenient
8.0
(19 Reviews)
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SWIMMING_POOL Montalay Beach Resort

Montalay Beach Resort

Resorts
Tanote Bay, Koh Tao
Convenient
7.3
(5 Reviews)
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Primary image DD Hut Koh Tao

DD Hut Koh Tao

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Mae Haad, Koh Tao
With a stay at DD Hut Koh Tao in Koh Tao, you'll be near the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Sairee Beach and Ko Nang Yuan. This hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Chalok Baan Kao Bay and 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Sai Nuan Beach.
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LOBBY Living Chilled Koh Tao

Living Chilled Koh Tao

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Sairee beach, Koh Tao
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Simple Life Talay & Divers Resort

Simple Life Talay & Divers Resort

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Mae Haad, Koh Tao
Impressive
8.9
(8 Reviews)
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EXTERIOR_BUILDING Budchui Village 2

Budchui Village 2

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Sairee, Koh Tao
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Facts about hotel in Koh Tao

Total Accommodation
235 Properties
Popular Area
Koh Nang Yuan, Sairee beach
Popular Hotel
Pinnacle Koh Tao Resort, Koh Tao Montra Resort & Spa
Popular Landmark
Sai Nuan Beach, Mae Haad Pier

Guest reviews in hotel near Koh Tao

8.4
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1,356 reviews from hotels in Koh Tao with aggregated rating of 8.4/10.
Review from various users that have stayed in hotel near Koh Tao will help you to choose the perfect hotel easily!
Aweeon H.
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7 Aug 2022
Nice view, clean and large room. No charge for in-room dinning but food has not much variety.
Kann S.
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5 Dec 2022
Convenient location and on the beach. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Room is clean.
Tanitnan J.
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26 Apr 2019
I just stay for 1 night, staff (especially Muay and Steve at in sea restaurant) very helpful. location quite far from center but very privately.
Pattamaporn S.
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21 May 2017
The way to hotel is dangerous and quite dark. Anyway, price is reasonable with location. Anyway, hotel is quite old. it would be great if they can be renovation place/area.
Jarinya W.
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8 Oct 2019
comfy bed, good location near to the pier, reasonable price
Sai N. H.
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17 Feb 2019
Service not good and a very bad room
Liv A. G.
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22 Dec 2023
Great room super soft bed and the place is near everything which makes it super easy to travel around the island. The people are super nice and the room is super super nice!

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Koh Tao

Koh Tao is one of the most popular islands in the south of Thailand. It’s often synonymous with scuba diving, as it’s one of the locations in the world that churns out the most certifications for Open Water divers. It is the smallest of the three sister islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.

The main industry on Koh Tao is diving, however there is also a variety of other activities such as rock climbing, hiking and holistic activities such as yoga and general wellness on the island. In recent years, Koh Tao has received worldwide attention for the murder of a British couple on the island in 2014 which had a huge negative impact on tourism. Since then, the image of Koh Tao is slowly recovering.

History of Koh Tao

Thais like to name their land masses after what the land mass looks like, and this is no exception. Koh Tao translates literally to “Turtle Island” because it looks like the shape of a turtle. Coincidentally, the beaches of Koh Tao are also a common breeding ground for green turtles. The increase in recent tourism has seen decline in the number of turtles, but education and efforts to preserve these breeding grounds has been seeing success since the efforts began.


 

Surrounding Areas

Koh Tao’s two sister islands are the nearest land masses.

Koh Samui

The biggest of the sister islands, Koh Samui is by far the most developed island in this archipelago, possibly nearing the status of Phuket. It is one of the biggest islands in Thailand, and has a lot to offer tourists. However, what Koh Samui has in development, decent roads, and even a mall, it compensates for less of an island vibe, and much higher prices than on other nearby islands.

Koh Phangan

Perhaps infamous for its monthly Full Moon parties, Koh Phangan is slowly trying to change its image to be a haven for families and digital nomads by opening more businesses that cater to each of these categories. There’s plenty to do on Koh Phangan, including diving, although many of the companies end up going to Koh Tao and its surrounding areas for the truly amazing dive sites, such as Sail Rock. Koh Phangan is also a haven for the yoga and wellness community, with healthy food options, over 20 yoga schools, and a thriving expat community.

Chumphon

The transit hub near Surat Thani that caters to travelers connecting from the 3 sister islands to Phuket or Bangkok. There’s not much to the town except for a few hotels and a street market.

Surat Thani

Surat Thani is the coastal town that connects to these islands. There’s a train station there that some travelers will use to connect from Bangkok, Chiangmai, or other towns in Thailand that have access to the train.


 

Hotels in Koh Tao

There are a hotels for every kind of traveler in Ko Tao. Many of the options are concentrated near Sairee beach, where most of the dive shops are.

Cape Shark Pool Villas

Located in one of the most beautiful locations on Koh Tao, Cape Shark Villas offers breathtaking views over Shark Bay. You can enjoy this view from the private infinity pool that’s a part of each of the villa units. Each unit is also equipped with a private terrace, dining area, and air-conditioned bedrooms, a sofa, flat-screen TV, kitchen facilities and living area. The villas also include free WiFi as well as complimentary shuttle services into town.

The Tarna Align Resort

Only 5 minutes away from Sairee Beach, the most popular area on the island, the Tarna Align Resort offers two restaurants, a diving center on premise, and a chilled out atmosphere. Some rooms even have private access to the swimming pool. The roof of the resort offers breathtaking views of sunset.

Koh Tao Heights Pool Villas

Koh Tao Heights Pool Villas are designed in a mixture of traditional Thai designs and modern elegance. Fully furnished with a stunning 6m x 3m infinity pool, you’ll want for nothing during your stay here. The front desk managers A and Dan are committed to your comfort and convenience and are always happy to give advice on anything about the island, from where to eat, how to choose the best dive schools and how to get around the island.

Blue Diamond Resort

Located in Mae Haad away from the craziness of Sairee Beach is Blue Diamond Resort. Equipped with a fantastic restaurant, friendly staff, and a relaxing atmosphere, this is the perfect resort to lay back, chill out, and enjoy being on an island. The staff here are mostly divers, so they have plenty of helpful advice

Pranee Amata Hotel

Located right in the heart of Sairee, this is the most convenient location on the island. Pranee also serves a fantastic buffet breakfast, well suited for Thai as well as Western tastes. There are a few different kinds of rooms to suite all types of travelers.


 

Transportation

By Plane

The nearest airports are the Chumphon Airport and Samui Airport; you can often book flight tickets that include the ferry ride to Koh Tao. If not, there are a lot of different options once you arrive on the island.

Chumphon Airport is considered the quickest and cheapest option of the two. Nok Air has a couple of daily flights from the capital airport of Don Mueang in Bangkok. Once you have arrived in the airport there is a 55 minute shuttle bus which will take you to the ferry. Nok Air makes the journey simple by combining the ticket, ferry and plane, into one on their website.

Samui Airport is well connected, particularly internationally; offering flights to and fro Penang, Singapore and of course Bangkok. However, there is a 300 Baht tax on all flights.

By Ferry

There’s a main ferry terminal off of Chumphon. There are a few different companies with different options for the ferry ride. High speed catamarans take about 90 minutes, whereas the slower, but significantly cheaper ferries take between 3-5 hours. Koh Tao is usually the last stop on the ferry. From Chumphon, it goes to Samui, Koh Phangan, then Koh Tao as its final destination.

On the island

Once on the island, your choices of transport are severely limited; taxis are unmetered and can be difficult to find in the later evening.

Motorbikes are usually driven by most tourists, but this can be incredibly dangerous, especially on Koh Tao. Koh Tao has some of the worst roads in Thailand, full of 45 degree turns, potholes and irresponsible drivers. Only experienced motorbike drivers should drive here, and even the experienced ones should be using helmets and riding with extreme caution.

However, for most, this isn’t much of an issue as they stay on Sairee Beach, which has all of the amenities that most tourists will ever need.


 

Attractions in Koh Tao

Shark Bay

Located at the southernmost tip of Koh Tao, Shark Bay is aptly named for frequent shark sightings and is another fantastic place to snorkel. There are also schools of barracuda batfish, rays, and sea snakes.

Opening hours: sunrise to sunset, everyday

Entrance fee: free

Ao Tanot Bay

Fantastic for snorkeling and a more relaxed beach experience, Ao Tanot Bay is a must visit when you have a day off from diving on Koh Tao. You’ll have to hire a taxi or rent a motorbike to get here. The marine life is truly unforgettable from this bay.

Opening hours: sunrise to sunset, everyday

Entrance fee: free


 

Activities in Koh Tao

Diving

This is the perfect place to try diving, especially if you’ve never done it before. There are plenty of Discover Scuba packages that go for a few thousand baht, and includes all of the safety lectures, equipment, and a certified instructor to help guide you. In addition, this is one of the cheapest places in the world to get certified, either in Open Water or any other specialities. There are PADI and SSI courses available. There are over 40 dive schools here, each with their own personality and small but significant differences, so choose wisely. The things to look out for are how big the class sizes are, how big the boat is, and what the spirit of the dive school is.

Opening hours: most schools open at 10am, but dives start as early as 6am to beat the crowds

Entrance fee: Discover Scuba packages start at 2,000 THB

John Suwan View Point

This is about a 1 hour walk/climb from Sairee Beach, but the view is absolutely worth it. There are parts where you’ll have to walk along the road. Shoes are recommended, as parts of the climb are quite steep and if you’re in flip flops, you’ll probably slide down most of the way. There’s a man in a hammock that charges 50 THB for part of the hike, and if you want to get to the viewpoint, it’s an additional 50 THB.

Opening hours: sunrise to sunset, everyday

Entrance fee: 50-100 THB depending on if you want to access the final viewpoint at Freedom Beach

Rock Climbing

There are a few companies that offer climbing courses on the island. It’s always fun to do something a little different and conquer your fears!

Opening hours: 10am to sundown

Entrance fee: package rates vary from 1,000 THB and up.


 

Travel Tips

  1. Sunscreen - much of the sunscreen purchased in Thailand has whitening cream in it, so if you want to return home with a tan, read the labels! That said, especially if you’re diving and on a boat for a few days in a row, make sure to reapply plenty of times. The sun, salt and wind combined can result in a hefty sunburn.

  2. Safety - despite the news, Koh Tao isn’t particularly dangerous. That said, crime rates do tend to be higher on the islands than in Bangkok or Chiang Mai. There have been occasional instances of hotels stealing guests’ items.

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