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4 Travel Tips to Best Enjoy Your Next Trip to Koh Tao

April 5, 2021
Tips to Best Enjoy Your Next Trip to Koh Tao - Diving

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Koh Tao is one of the most beautiful islands in the world! And with tourism set to open up again, now is a better time than ever to plan for that Koh Tao vacation that you’ve been meaning to go on.

To help make your trip as enjoyable as it can possibly be, we’ve put together a list of four travel tips that can help you best enjoy your next trip to Koh Tao. These tips will be useful for both first-time visitors and regular visitors of this exquisite island!

  • 1. Plan Out Your Route

    Before you can begin your Koh Tao vacation, you must first figure out how to get there. Koh Tao is located in the Gulf of Thailand and is around 70 km east of the mainland. It can be particularly tricky to get there, considering that the island is only accessible by boat. Your best bet is to fly to Koh Samui and take a bus or taxi to the pier. From there, you can opt to go with a number of boat services. If you’re looking to get to Koh Tao as fast as possible, try to find a service that makes use of a high-speed catamaran.

  • 2. Try Snorkeling

    There are a number of activities that you can partake in once you get to the island. After you spend a couple of hours relaxing at the beach, we highly recommend you give snorkeling a try! Koh Tao is one of the world’s best places for snorkeling. In fact, the island is beloved for its pristine waters and lush marine life, all of which you’ll be able to see up close by spending a couple of hours snorkeling.

    You’ve got plenty of choices when it comes to snorkeling. The most popular spots are Tanote Bay and Hin Wong Bay. If you’re hoping to see some sharks, you might also want to check out Sai Daeng beach as reef sharks are known to frequent its waters!

  • 3. Get a Thai Massage

    You might find yourself a little tired after all of that snorkeling, and one of the best ways to relax is to get an authentic Thai Massage. Indeed, no Koh Tao vacation is complete if you don’t get a massage at The Haad Tien’s Tien Spa.

    Our spa team is trained to provide guests with a bliss-filled relaxing experience that will ease all of your body’s tension. The massage will have you feeling refreshed and ready for the activities that the next day has in store for you!

  • 4. Go on a Scooter Tour

    If you’re looking for a unique way to experience the island, why not rent a scooter and go on a quick tour? The roads of the island are perfect for leisurely rides. To add to this, you can even cross the island from north to south in around 15 minutes.

    You can also rent out the scooter for the day and just go around the island to your heart’s content. You won’t have to worry about running about gas, as most of the stores on the island offer gasoline for scooters!


Hopefully, the four tips we’ve shared above will help you during your next vacation to Koh Tao. Remember that the tips we included on this list are only meant to be a guide to help you enjoy your trip to the island. This list is not meant to limit what you should and shouldn’t do during your vacation, as you can always find other interesting and adventurous ways to make the most of the trip!

If you’re looking for a place to stay during your Koh Tao vacation, The Haad Tien Beach Resort is simply the best option. Our resort is a sanctuary that lets you take in all the beauty and natural wonders that the island has to offer. Come visit us and book your stay today!

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