Koh Tao is one of the best scuba diving destination of choice in Thailand. The perfect white-sand beaches which ring the hilly 21 km² island are surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand. The island is located on the east side of the Surat Thani coastline with two neighboring islands, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui.
The vibrant coral reefs are home to a wide range of exciting and colorful sea creatures, including turtles, naturally. Known for its large population of sea turtles, the island of Koh Tao is one of the best places to watch sea turtles in their natural habitats. Thus, tourists can expect an abundance of marine life and beautiful coral reefs. The clear warm waters of the island also add to its charm and allure. Travelers can also expect a beautiful landscape characterized by hills, white sandy beaches, and picturesque sceneries.
The island offers a vast array of activities also for the non-diver. If you don’t want to dive but still enjoy the water, there are literally dozens of pristine snorkeling locations, just off the shoreline. Also, with several hills and hiking paths, Koh Tao is an ideal place for those who like to strap on some walking shoes and get away from it all.
This extension can be added to any of our itineraries in Thailand.
The resorts we have selected for the island of Koh Tao are environmentally aware and eco-friendly. The buildings were builded with beautiful organic spaces that fuse architecture and nature, and constructed by hand using local raw materials, designed around the natural landscape. The resorts allow the guests to get very close yo nature, while still retaining the comforts of a modern structure.
The best time to visit Koh Tao is anytime between May and October. Though the island of Koh Tao looks inviting year around, it receives high numbers of visitors between the months of July and early September. Between the months of March and May, the island experiences its hottest temperatures. For those wanting to catch a glimpse of whale sharks, this is the best time to visit the island. The best overall time to visit the island is during the month of June. In this month, the island is quieter and the waters are flat and calm.