Archive for the 'Ko Tao' Category

Apr 25 2013

Ko Tao Animal Clinic

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Its a vets life.

Visitors to Ko Tao are sometimes a little perplexed by the notion of  beach dogs or street dogs, who often have names but no specific owners. They’re well looked after, well fed, sociable and roam with abandon. Years ago when I was first here the dogs tended to look a little scrawny, mange was rife … read the full post

Apr 19 2013

Ko Tao eats: Restaurants with good deals

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Simple Life Restaurant

Ko Tao has a range of restaurants offering some solid deals when it comes to saving money… And while streetside is always cheapest of all, here’s a selection of places to eat that are a step up with good specials. Barracuda Restaurant and Bar is arguably the tastiest eatery on Ko Tao. Its specialty of … read the full post

Mar 07 2013

Plastic on Ko Tao’s beaches

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Not idyllic

Thailand has long been synonymous with beautiful palm-fringed beaches and idyllic, calm blue waters, but like beaches in many places, they’re getting dirtier. So what’s happened and what can you do to help keep Ko Tao’s beaches pristine? The ocean is simply choking with trash, predominantly plastic: bottles, bags, lighters, straws and flip flops are … read the full post

Feb 14 2013

Review: A Taste of Home Restaurant, Ko Tao

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Ushi's front room.

Ko Tao’s A Taste of Home, just out the back of Haad Sairee, is one of those places mostly only locals know about — if you wander past, it looks like a little eatery set out on someone front porch, which in fact is exactly what it is. Serving up wholesome, unpretentious food at good … read the full post

Feb 08 2013

Hostels on Ko Tao

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Good Dreams

Accommodation options on Ko Tao have changed. Once there were rustic huts on the beach but now the island is home to some top class resorts as well. There are indeed still fan-cooled bungalows and rooms in the 500 to 600 baht range, and some even have hot water. If you are happy to share … read the full post

Feb 01 2013

Sunday roasts on Ko Tao

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Hard to resist.

Sunday roasts are a tradition for many in the West — but can you get a decent one on Ko Tao if you ever tire of the delicious Thai food on offer? The good news is yes, you can, and although you wouldn’t need a month of Sundays to try each there’s certainly enough options … read the full post

Jan 24 2013

How to keep fit on Ko Tao

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Grounded

You could be forgiven for thinking that Ko Tao is just about diving and partying, with no thought to healthy lifestyles and fitness pursuits, but you’d be wrong. Here’s a wrap on fitness activities on the island. Yoga is an island mainstay in Thailand, Ko Tao included. The longest running sala, Shambala, is in Sairee … read the full post

Jan 17 2013

Where to watch sport on Ko Tao?

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You want to leave this to go watch sport? Really?

Having travelled with a sports fanatic I know how important seeing the game, match, fight, race or whatever can be. I don’t understand it, but know to some it’s like air. So when you’re travelling to Ko Tao, where to go when you really can’t miss… that thing? If you are in Sairee then it’s … read the full post

Jan 12 2013

Getting from Ko Tao to the mainland

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West Side

A new ferry service from Ko Tao has streamlined the process of getting from the island to any southern Thai mainland or west coast destination. Previously the journey involved was protracted and tiring but this new service offered by Lomprayah raises the bar and offers a much needed joint-ticket, southern and west coast connection. You … read the full post

Jan 06 2013

What’s the diving like on Ko Tao?

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Malabar Grouper

What’s it like to dive on Thailand’s Ko Tao? The island really does have something to offer every level of diver; many divers flock here for all sorts of levels of training, and also to just enjoy fun diving. Ko Tao is surrounded by dive sites — more than 20, in fact, with the furthest … read the full post

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