Koh Tao is in the area of Koh Phangan district, Surat Thani province. Which Koh Tao has a similar bean shape, 12,936 rai. At the same time, the two important islands are Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan. Which distance 45 km away from Koh Phangan, 85 kilometers from Pak Nam Chumphon and away from Ban Don, Surat Thani Province, about 120 meters.
With the island being far from the mainland. In the past, the beach area has many turtles lay eggs and found a large number of eggs here. Because quiet and no one came to live. Later when people began to eat on the island and discovered the beautiful coral reefs around the island. Therefore developed into a tourist attraction that is considered as one of the most dive sites for both Thai and foreign tourists. Because it is the second-largest dive site in the world after Australia.
What to do at Koh Tao
Diving spots in Koh Tao
1. Chumporn Pinnacle is an underwater rock pile. Away from Koh Tao to the northwest With a maximum depth of about 30-40 meters, suitable for experienced divers.
2. Sail Rock is located south of Koh Tao. In the middle between Koh Tao and Koh Phangan A pile of rocks that emerge from the water, The depth is about 24 meters. There is a lot of fish for divers to study.
3. South West Pinnacle is an underwater rock pile in the southwest of Koh Tao. Maximum depth of approximately 30 meters.
Chalok Baan Kao Beach
Located in Moo 3, Koh Tao is the southern bay of the island. White sand beach, 500 meters long, surround by beautiful rocks And is the second most popular diving spot There are many dive shops, accommodation, restaurants, tour agencies, bars on the main road. Beautiful beaches and low tide can be sunbathing. Since Chalok Baan Kao Beach is the largest diving center on Koh Tao. Causing the boat to sail in and out throughout the day Making this beach not quiet The boat that sailed-in made the water turbid. Especially on the west side of the beach.
Ao Hin Wong
a bay with two pointed ends bent together. This bay will not have sand. There will be a large stone that is lined up overlapping each other until it was called Ao Hin Wong. Therefore considered that this bay is the most beautiful sunrise viewing point on Koh Tao. And only a few bungalows you can sleep on a cradle. Suitable for those who like a quiet atmosphere.
Sairee Beach is located on the west side. It is the longest beach, about 2 kilometers long and has a continuous 1-kilometer hill-side shore. Which an entertainment area on the south side of the beach. In the evening there will be a noisy entertainment area. For those who sleep hard, should choose the accommodation on the north side of the beach. Also, the water is shallowly Making it possible to walk far at the waist level. Therefore suitable for relaxing, swimming, watching the sunset.
Koh Nangyuan located in the northwest. There are 3 small islands connected by clean white sand dunes, 3 mountains, green trees and surrounded by turquoise water There is not much space. And only one accommodation The atmosphere is so quiet and private. Until being named one of the best honeymoon islands in the world On the island there is a viewpoint to see the vast view of the surrounding sea as well.