Sairee Beach swing, Ko Tao, Thailand

Sairee Beach swing, Ko Tao, Thailand

Sairee Beach swing, Ko Tao, Thailand

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The longest and most popular beach on Ko Tao, while the white sand of Haad Sairee is lined with bars, restaurants, resorts and dive centres, the beach itself doesn't get overcrowded and there is plenty of space to spread your towel and relax.

There's some lovely snorkelling on the reef but when the tide is low it can be difficult to navigate your way in and out. The northern end is home to many clown fish, so you can find Nemo and if you know what you are looking for you will find juveniles of many species too. The bay can get quite busy with longtail transfers so keep a keen ear out for boat engines. Hawkers do walk the beach selling sarongs, tasty snacks and fresh fruit but are not bothersome.

Sairee Beach is the place to watch the sunset and with many beachside bars to choose from, sipping a cocktail at 18:00 is a great way to round off a hectic day of beach bumming. The bars that buzz at sunset seem to be more at the northern end where generally the ... Read our complete Haad Sairee travel guide

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