Photo: Sai Daeng outlook.

Things to see and do

Use the quick links below to jump to a particular section of our sights and activities coverage for Ko Tao.

Diving


Learning to dive on Ko Tao

So you've made the decision – you want to learn to dive on Ko Tao. Congratulations! Here is an outline of what learning to dive on Ko Tao actually entails along with some guidance regarding the common questions you're most likely to ... Read more about Learning to dive on Ko Tao .

What's the diving like on Ko Tao?

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 ... Read more about What's the diving like on Ko Tao? .

Free diving on Ko Tao

If scuba isn’t your thing but you love the simplicity of snorkelling then free diving might just be for you. Free diving or breath-hold diving had been around for eons — it existed long, long before ... Read more about Free diving on Ko Tao .

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Beaches


Where to go snorkelling on Ko Tao

Ko Tao is surrounding by beaches and bays and picking where to go snorkelling can be difficult; what you choose to do will depend a little on how much time you have and what you want to both see and ... Read more about Where to go snorkelling on Ko Tao .

What's the best beach on Ko Tao?

Ko Tao shines when it comes to beaches and given the relatively small size of the island (when compared to Ko Pha Ngan or Ko Samui) it is far more practical to spend your days hiking or riding to different beaches here each day. Many are also commonly visited on around the island snorkelling boat trips. ... Read more about What's the best beach on Ko Tao? .

Ko Nang Yuan
Off the northwest coast of Ko tao

Aquamarine water embraces either side of a long stripe of white sand connecting three rocky hills on Ko Nang Yuan, one of the more visually impressive islands in Thailand. All over Ko Tao and as far away as Ko Samui, travel agents use the tiny island as a poster child for that perfect paradise, attracting enough day trippers to threaten the very beauty that they come for. ... Read more about Ko Nang Yuan .

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General activities


Turtle conservation on Ko Tao

Ko Tao may be named after the turtle, but this is due to the island’s shape, rather than an abundance of real live turtles. There is however a place you can see them – and support a worthy cause while you are at ... Read more about Turtle conservation on Ko Tao .

Viewpoints on Ko Tao

For an island that keeps so many people focussed on what is underwater, Ko Tao isn't any too shabby when it comes to viewpoints over and above, with some terrific spots to take in the views in the south, centre and north of the ... Read more about Viewpoints on Ko Tao .

Off beach activities on Ko Tao

So you're done diving and snorkelling, had your fill of laying on the beach and now need something else to keep you busy on Ko Tao – don't fret! From working out at the gym to bouldering and rock climbing, there are plenty of reasons to get out of the ... Read more about Off beach activities on Ko Tao .

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Historic attractions


Rama V stone
Southern end of Haad Sairee

A large stone bearing the initials of King Rama V, who visited Ko Tao in 1899, is located at the southern end of Haad Sairee. When King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) visited Ko Tao in 1899 he left his mark in the form of his monogram carved into a large boulder at the southern end of the beach. It is a low-key affair, with a small area for offerings and the placing of incense along with a few potted ... Read more about Rama V stone .

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Yoga


Where to do yoga on Ko Tao

Yoga is an island mainstay in Thailand, and while the yoga scene isn't as developed as on say neighbouring Ko Pha Ngan or Ko Samui, but there are still plenty of options should you want to throw down a yoga ... Read more about Where to do yoga on Ko Tao .

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Ko Tao? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.


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