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How to Best Enjoy Your Koh Tao Vacation with Your Family

April 29, 2021
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Koh Tao, or Turtle Island, is an island located in the Gulf of Thailand that’s known for its pristine waters and immaculate scenery. To call Koh Tao a natural wonder is an understatement as it is one of the most beautiful tropical islands in the world.

Given the island’s beauty, people often fail to recognize the number of things they can do on the island. Indeed, the island has something for just about anyone due to the sheer amount of activities available for any traveler. Now, if you and your family are thinking about going on a Koh Tao vacation, it would be best to be fully aware of everything the island has to offer. The last thing you want is to miss out on all of the things that you can enjoy on the island. 

To help you out, we’ve prepared a list of activities that you should definitely partake in on your next family vacation to the island:


Go Snorkeling

Due to its location in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Tao is undoubtedly one of the best snorkeling spots in the region. You definitely shouldn’t miss out on experiencing lush marine life and the colorful reefs that you can find on the island.

What’s great about snorkeling in Koh Tao is that even beginners can enjoy it in the area as long as they are with an experienced guide. Be sure to reserve an entire day for this, as there are many remote bays that you’ll definitely want to visit and explore!


Check Out the Beaches

If you’re looking for an activity that is a little more relaxed, you can check out the many beaches that are scattered around the island. 

Sairee Beach is a popular site that is perfect for lounging around as the shallow and calm waters make it a great beach to let the kids play. There are also cafes in the area, giving you plenty of options if ever you get hungry.

For something more adventurous, Taatoh Lagoon and Freedom Beach are both perfect spots as they offer a multitude of different activities that you and your family can enjoy. We recommend taking the kayaks out into Taatoh Lagoon so that you can spend some time exploring the different bays.


Eat at Aow Leuk Bay

After a long day of adventures, why not cap the day off by eating at the many restaurants in Aow Leuk Bay? Coincidentally, it is also one of the best spots for snorkeling, so you can schedule the day’s activities around it. Aside from the spectacular food, Aow Leuk Bay is known for the blacktip reef sharks that frequent the area!



We hope this article proves to be helpful when it comes to helping you make the most out of your trip to Koh Tao. Now, we’re sure that there are many other things to look out for, so it will still be best to explore the island to see what it has to offer. Don’t let this article limit your Koh Tao experience. Instead, use it as a guide and a jumping-off point. In the end, this is a vacation for you and your family, and you should enjoy it the way that you want!


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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