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A Koh Tao Getaway The 5 Best Beaches and Bays in Koh Tao

May 10, 2021
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Just imagine—the salty breeze against your skin, sand between your toes, warm sunlight shining down on you, and the sound of the waves putting your heart at ease. With the sky above, the sand below, and the sea ahead, the beach is indeed the best place to create lasting memories and find your inner peace.

Leave everything behind and let the ocean waves wash away your worries!

From the Hustle and Bustle to Good Times and Tan Lines

Everyone needs a break from all of the hubbub of the city. Why not find your escape in the beautiful sandscapes and the dreamy sea? There’s nothing wrong with laying out by the poolside, but nothing can compare to the experience the beach can bring! If you’ve been longing to relax and reset to somewhere far from the urban landscape, then this is your sign to go on a beach getaway!

Best Beaches to Visit in Koh Tao

Koh Tao is truly one for the books! Koh Tao or ‘Turtle Island’ indeed lives up to its name as the scuba diving destination of Thailand. The island’s crystal clear waters are home to beautiful sea creatures—including turtles, of course.

Scuba diving isn’t the only thing Koh Tao is famous for, though! Being far from civilization but still pretty near to the city, many non-divers come to the island to enjoy its perfect white-sand beaches, chill nightlife, and other fun activities.

If you’re planning to have a Koh Tao holiday, here are some of the best beaches and bays we recommend to get your much-needed vitamin sea:

  • Sai Nuan Beach

    Do you want to savor the serenity of the sea and clear your mind? Then the pristine hidden gem of Koh Tao, Sai Nuan, may be just the place for you. Besides being the perfect place to dive and snorkel with turtles and batfish, you can also catch a glimpse of the breathtaking view of the clear sea and white sand.

  • Sairee Beach

    Sairee beach is among the most popular and well-visited places on Koh Tao because of the many activities you and your family can do. Whether you want to shop, explore restaurants, go kayaking, or just sunbathing, you can do everything here! There’s no need to worry about accommodation, as many Koh Tao beach villas are around this area.

  • Aow Leuk Bay

    Sai Nuan embodies peace, and Sairee radiates fun, but Aow Leuk spells picturesque. Very few beaches can compete with the captivating beauty of its sparkling blue water and colorful coral reefs. If you want to leave the busy atmosphere of Sairee beach behind, then you can just swim and lounge in the water here with your friends without any commotion.

  • Shark Bay

    Don’t worry about having a real-life Jaws experience here—you may spot a few sharks, but you’ll be just far enough to appreciate their beauty. Although not as populated or busy as Sairee Beach, you can still have just as much fun and adventure in Shark Bay. Besides shark-spotting, you can swim with sea turtles, dip in the waters, or lounge around at the Haad Tien Beach Resort.

  • Freedom Beach

    There is freedom indeed in Freedom Beach! This private beach on the south of Koh Tao is one of the most-visited places, and understandably so! The small beach is the perfect place to relax and take in the scent of the salty sea and feel the ocean breeze on your skin.


Leave the mayhem of the city and welcome the heavenly sights and sands of the beach. Go on a Koh Tao holiday with friends and family—you know you want to! Just read through our guide to find the perfect beaches and bays to visit, or you could go to all of them if you want to! Call your friends, pack your swimsuit, and book a Koh Tao beach villa now!

Are you going to have a getaway in Koh Tao? Plan your stay at the beautiful The Haad Tien beach resort! The Haad Tien is not just another boutique design hotel but a “sanctuary” to escape the bustle and pollution of the city. Have a little piece of paradise at The Haad Tien. Book now!

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