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What You Need to Know for Your Next Trip to Koh Tao

April 22, 2021
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Koh Tao or Turtle Island is one of the most beautiful islands in Asia. It’s especially famous among young people who are looking for a unique and memorable travel experience. In fact, Koh Tao vacations are particularly popular among divers, as it’s one of the best diving spots in the world!

Now, if you’re planning to go on a trip to Koh Tao, it would be best to prepare for it as best as possible so that you will have a great time. To help make your trip more enjoyable, we’ve prepared a list of things that you’ll surely find helpful for your next trip. These tips will be especially useful for first-time visitors, as they will help you circumvent any issues that you may encounter on your trip to Koh Tao.

Weather and Climate

The weather in Koh Tao usually revolves around two seasons: wet and dry. The climate is fairly tropical throughout the year, and temperatures on the island range from 28° to 32°. As you can see, the weather can get quite hot and humid, so you’ll want to bring the appropriate clothing.

Now, it is important to note that the Monsoon season runs between September and November. If you’re visiting during these months, it’s best to prepare for a couple of rainy days while you’re on the island.

Getting to Koh Tao

Koh Tao is located in the Gulf of Thailand and is found east of the mainland. Some people find it difficult to get to the island as they can only get to the island via a boat. The easiest way to get there would be to travel from Koh Samui. From the airport, you can just take a taxi to the pier and choose from the many boat services that cater to visitors of Koh Tao. Now, if you’re looking to get to Koh Tao as fast as possible, try to find a service that uses a high-speed catamaran.

Traveling Around the Island

Once you arrive in Koh Tao and have settled in, it will be best to consider how to get around the island. Now, the island is relatively small at around 21 km², but its terrain can make it hard to traverse without a motorbike or a boat taxi. Alternatively, you can also rent a scooter.

Renting out a scooter is something that you may want to consider, as it gives you a unique and fun way to experience the island. You can rent out the scooter for the day and just go around the island at your own pace and take in the sights at the same time. Gas shouldn’t be an issue as most of the stores on the island offer gasoline for scooters.


Hopefully, these tips will help you during your next trip to the island. Remember that the information in this article is only meant to be a guide to help you enjoy your Koh Tao trip. This is not meant to limit what you should and shouldn’t do during your stay on the island. In the end, you should approach this trip the way you want to so that you can get the most out of the experience!

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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