Koh Tao & Koh Nang Yuan
paradise islands close to Koh Samui
The island is well known for scuba diving and snorkeling, as well as trekking, rock climbing, and bouldering. The most well known spot for visitors is Sairee on the west coast, which has a white sandy shoreline of 1.7 km intruded on just by a couple of immense rocks and a few cheap to mid range resorts and restaurants. Chalok Baan Khao, toward the south of the island, is turning out to be progressively common area for people to go to as an option if you are wishing to get away from the crowds. A large number rock stones, both in the backwoods and on the shorelines of Koh Tao, draw in a developing number of climbers.
Koh Tao is less built up than Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, however has turned out to be progressively mainstream particularly with the mid-20s hiker swarm looking for moderately priced scuba diving courses. For as long as two years the demographics of the island has seen an age increment, with a large number of the guests who initially went to the island more than ten years prior are currently coming back with their families.
Koh Tao is aimed more towards diving tourists more commonly than backpackers on a budget and offers both cheap and luxury accommodation types. With barely any currents and a large choice of dive schools, shops, and a number of different dive sites.
If you feel confident on a bike take one out around the island. Shark Bay is a decent place to make a go at snorkeling for the day (don’t stress a lot over sharks, they are just little balck-tip reef sharks). Ko Nang Yuan, Freedom shoreline, Laem Thian, Mango Bay, Hin Wong Bay and Tanote Bay are great day journeys, and are open by street or boat. A few streets, for example, to Mango Bay, are more suited to off road bikes or cars as opposed to smaller bikes.
Many of the scooters for rent come equipped with tyres suitable for off-road, which helps a great deal when navigating through the dirt trails. The roads to Mango Bay and Laem Thian are difficult rides and are suggested to those that are a little more experienced drivers.
To see the nicest placest on Kao Tao you must walk as a lot are nearly impossible to reach by motorbike. There are a fair few of beautiful viewpoints around the island such as John Suwan Mountain Viewpoint in the far south of Koh Tao, Fraggle Rock in the north and Two View in the centre.
Please remember that all beaches in Thailand are public, some people may try to tell that their beach is private.
The ferry services that run to and from Koh Tao are Songserm, Seatran, and Lomprayah :
All ferries arrive at Ban Mae Haad. Ferry durations may change due to weather and sea conditions. Different ferry services may take different amounts of time.
There is no airport on Koh Tao island, however there are connections by bus and ferry from different airports available.
There are trains services to Chumpon and Surat Thani both with Bus and ferry connections available to Koh Tao.
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