Thian Ok Beach, Ko Tao, Thailand.

Thian Ok Beach, Ko Tao, Thailand.

Thian Ok Beach, Ko Tao, Thailand.


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Glistening Ao Thian Ok leaves most of the other beaches on Ko Tao back at the starting post in terms of sheer beauty; the perfect arc of white sand and azure waters will make quite the impression. The beach is the property of Haad Thien Resort now, so getting in to explore and enjoy the beach can prove a little problematic if you are not staying in the resort.

Locally Ao Thian Ok is known as Shark Bay, as its waters are home to harmless reef sharks. Swim a way out and wait if you want to catch a glimpse of these amazing creatures. They're shy so be patient. If you're not staying at the resort yet want the chance to see the sharks in the bay, either take a longtail or swim in from the rocks at the bottom of OK II Bungalows. Neighbouring Haad Sai Daeng has no such restrictions and plenty of sharks to swim with too.

One of the flashest resorts on Ko Tao, Jamahkiri makes its home perched on the western flank of Ao Thian Ok.

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