The Turtle Island
The tiny island of Koh Tao, also known as “Turtle Island,” is located 45 km north of the island of Koh Pha Ngan. The idyllic island is surrounded by warm, crystal clear tropical waters and an abundance of colorful marine life. You’ll find nothing but white sand beaches and lush, jungle-filled hills. If there’s one must-visit place in Thailand that’s considered a genuine tropical paradise, then Koh Tao island is just the place you’re looking for!
The island itself was only discovered in the early 1980s and eventually became a scuba diving destination. It is also the home and breeding grounds of the Hawksbill and Green turtles, hence the island’s name. Now, the island has become a center for environmentally friendly diving practices, with efforts to preserve and grow coral reefs.
Koh Tao Tourist Attractions
Any tourist planning to take a trip to Thailand can find many beautiful places and destinations in the Turtle Island and surrounding areas. A Koh Tao vacation will not be complete without these famous attractions and activities:
Snorkeling Trip in Koh Nang Yuan
Just north of Koh Tao, there is a tiny island where snorkeling and diving enthusiasts flock to get a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Koh Nang Yuan is just a short, longtail boat ride away and has a fantastic beach with numerous swimming spots. Taking a day trip to Nang Yuan is a must with all the swimming, diving, and hiking activities you can do there.
Sairee Beach Sunset Swimming
If you want a more relaxed atmosphere, then watching the sunset while swimming on Sairee beach is the perfect activity for you. Be mesmerized by the still waters and enjoy the perfect temperature as you gaze into the fading light of the sun. It’s definitely one of the most romantic and unforgettable travel moments you can possibly experience in Thailand.
Koh Tao Night Market Stroll
You’ve probably built up quite the appetite with all the swimming and romping in the sun. The perfect place to dine with your family and friends while on the island is the Koh Tao night market. The market itself is small, but it’s a great place to try divine street food after a day at Sairee beach. You’ll find an assortment of Thai street food available for you to enjoy on this bustling night market.
Island Pub Crawl
If you’ve had your fill from the night market, maybe it’s time to do some exploring with your friends to the nightlife destinations on the island. Doing a Koh Tao pub crawl is one of the most popular activities on the island, mostly because it’s quite inexpensive and a great deal of fun!
Koh Tao is possibly one of the best places to stay in Thailand if you’re looking for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. The island is filled with numerous attractions and activities that cater to every type of tourist there is! If you really want to really enjoy a luxurious experience in Koh Tao, then the Haad Tien resort is the place for you.
The Haad Tien beach resort is the little hidden piece of heaven in an already paradise-like island. While Koh Tao is surrounded by breathtaking views and fun activities, staying at the Haad Tien is the pinnacle of relaxation and luxury, with its stunning villas and amenities. Experience comfort and extravagance by booking your stay in Haad Tien today!