Top areas in Koh Tao
Koh Tao, also known as Turtle Island, is a small island in the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Tao is one of Thailand's best places for diving, thanks to its clear calm waters and abundant sea life.
Most of the island's tourism is centered on diving, though its idyllic beach conditions make it a popular destination for all types of vacationers and during the Thai holidays it gets very busy with domestic tourists. Many travelers opt to stay in hotels near Sairee Beach or Mango Bay.
Koh Tao has no airport, so travelers must arrive via boat. Speedboats and high-speed catamarans depart from Chumporn, Surratthanni and Koh Samui, all of which have airports.
For snorkeling and diving, Koh Tao's waters are hard to beat. Chumporn Pinnacle, The Japanese Gardens, Hin Wong Pinnacle, and Sail Rock are just a few of the dive sites around Koh Tao. For inexperienced divers wanting to learn, there are dive instructors at every major beach.
Aside from diving, Koh Tao offers a range of activities for adventure-seekers. Rock climbing is a popular activity on the island, as are hiking, sailing, and kayaking. For travelers looking for an exciting island vacation, Koh Tao is a great destination.
Find out where the hotels, attractions, and must-see destinations of Koh Tao are located by exploring the interactive map on this page.