12 Things to Do in Koh Tao.

12 Things to Do in Koh Tao.

Koh Tao was more than we expected. Imagine a lush island filled with divers, coffee lovers and people who just wanted to live the beach life 24/7. The life where time stands still and you have no worries or obligations. The perfect get away, some might say! We hope you enjoy our 12 Things to Do in Koh Tao.

Luke driving us to our location.

Go Scuba Diving Or Get Certified.

Koh Tao is notorious for its diving and snorkeling scene which is why many people from all over the world come here to either dive for fun or get certified. Majority of the PADI open water courses are 8,000Baht but range to 11,000Baht during the high season. If you don’t fancy getting certified then there’s plenty of boat tours to take you around the islands in search of the perfect dive.

TIP: There are lots of diving schools in Koh Tao. When you arrive take a walk around and see which one fits best with you.

Snorkel spot off the shore of Nang Yuan Island.

Let’s Go Snorkelling.

Where there’s diving there’s snorkelling so make sure you take some time out of your day to explore all the under water world has to offer. You can find so much sea life if you grab some snorkels and fins from you local shop. Some of our favourite places were Freedom Bay, Tanote Bay, King Kong and Shark Bay all located on the island.

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Take a Yoga Class.

Diving and water seem to make the perfect combination on this island. We couldn’t find lots of yoga places but the ones that do, offer reasonable priced classes at either 7am, or 6pm. Perfect before a day of exploring or after a huge day out on the reef. Our two favourites were ocean yoga and New Haven which are both located on Chalock Bay.

TIP: Classes range from 300Baht – 350Baht.

View from the top.

See John-Suwan Viewpoint.

One of the many things to do alongside diving. John-Suwan is a short walk from Freedom beach. We climbed this hike in under 30 minutes however we recommend doing it either in the morning or at sunset as it can get extremely hot during midday. The views when you get to the top are one of the best. With a direct view of both beaches and the surrounded jungle, this is one viewpoint not to be missed.

Exploring the Island.

Take a Scooter Around The Island.

As the Island is quite small, you can reach either end by scooter quite easily. There are many options for bicycles if you prefer the exercise however there are plenty of hills to make it a little bit difficult for the inexperienced biker. The best way if you can, is to rent a scooter and explore for yourself. This way you have no limitations.

Looking for accommodation in Koh Tao? Book using this Link and receive discount off your next stay. Happy Travels!

Join the Cafe Culture.

Our favourite to date, Coconut Monkey.

Even though Koh Tao is an island they still have their range of cafes dotted around the place. One of our favourites happened to be Coconut Monkey situated right on the beach. Not only do they serve a wide range of vegan food options but they also have plenty of creamy coffees and fresh smoothies.

Watch the Sunset on Saisee Beach.

This is a great way to end any day. With restaurants and bars flooding the beach you will have more than enough to choose from. Most places offer seating on the ground to give you more of a chilled vibe with beers half price during happy hour, how could you resist? The sunset is one not to be missed on Koh Tao, the golden hour is something of magic.

Buy a Cheap Pad Thai on Saisee Beach.

What better way to grab a bite to eat on one of the most popular beaches in town. With prices as low as 70Baht and the plate bigger than your face. This is the perfect spot to fill that Pad Thai fix.

The best kind of View, Nang Yuan.

Visit Nang Yuan Island.

Located just 15 minutes off the coast of Koh Tao is the most magical island. Taking your plastic bottles at the entrance, Nang is trying to protect their oceans from outside waste and pollution. There are many things that drew us here: lush jungles for miles and miles, perfect spots for snorkelling and view points that cover the whole island. What caught our eye most about Nang Yuan though, is the turquoise filled waters that surround this beautiful place. Some people even refer to it as Paradise.

TIP: We recommend either 1 full day to see everything, 2 days if you want to take your time and relax.

Love a good coconut.

Salsa at Friday Bar.

Friday Bar we heard was the place to be at the weekend. Whether is your a backpacker on a budget or a traveller looking to meet people and have some fun, this is the place for you. This place is known for it’s salsa music which plays until the early morning. Many people from all over the world come here for a good boogie so make sure you add it to your list when you arrive.

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