Koh Tao, a small paradise island of 21 Km2 in the heart of the Thaïland’s Gulf, close to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, located at 70km du mainland is one of the most popular places in the world for diving.
Before becoming a world-famous and recognized diving place, Koh Tao was a political prison until 1947. But today this splendid island has been the paradise of divers in South Asia for more than 20 years!
The diversity, density of underwater flora and fauna, as well as its numerous diving schools attract tourists from all over the world.
Koh Tao is an essential place for diving and an excellent "spot" for beginner divers. Crystal clear water, white sandy beaches, corals & its exceptional aquatic biodiversity have done the reputation of this little corner of isolated paradise. This island remains an ideal place where divers can thrive, as shown by its incredible success.
A superb place on the other side of the world that allows you to dream, sunbathe, dive, rest & enjoy.
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How To Come?
3. By Train & Ferry
Traveling by overnight sleeper train is usually the more comfortable. You have almost a real bed and you can sleep during the ride.
The shuttle transfer to the pier is free!
You will arrive at the Chumphon train station before 6.00 am & you will have enough time to reach the Pier for the 07:00 am Songserm or 7.30 am Lomprayah departure.
2. By Bus & Ferry
From Bangkok, it’s the most economical and the most popular way with Lomprayah (bus & Catamaran) that do 2 trips daily: 6.00 am & 9.00 pm. Or the cheaper option with Songserm Ferries at 8.00 pm.
The air-conditioned buses leave from Khao San Road in Bangkok and arrive at Chumphon Pier for the boat trip to Koh Tao:
Lomprayah; 7.30 am & 1.00 pm
Songserm: 7:00 am
1. By Plane & Ferry
The nearest airport is on Koh Samui, two airlines operate: Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways, the first one providing more daily flights from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi).
There are flights every half hour from 6.00 am to 8.30 pm. Check boat schedules for Koh Tao before booking your flight to
be sure of connections.
On the mainland, two low-cost airlines offer combined plane-bus-boat tickets: Nok Air and Air Asia. Nok Air connects with Lomprayah Catamaran in Chumphon or Surat Thani, while Air Asia connects with Sonsgerm and Seatran Discovery in Surat Thani. Another airline, Thai Airways, offers flights to Surat Thani.
Go To Koh Tao From Koh Phangan Or Surat Thani
Go To Koh Tao From Chumphon Or Surat Thani
Chumphon is the closest part of the mainland to Koh Tao, so the duration of the boat trip is short and fast compared to a departure to Surat Thani. There are three shipping companies: Lomprayah Catamaran and Songserm Ferries provide connections from Chumphon and Surat Thani. Seatran Discovery, from Surat Thani only.
There are also night boats (also called “sleeping boats”) and night ferries offering beds with varying comfort depending on the mattress. The duration of the trip with these boats is about six hours since Chumphon and 9 hours from Surat Thani. If you want to fly then, there are flights with Nok Air in Chumphon, and with Air Asia, Nok Air, and Thai Airways in Surat Thani.
Go To Koh Tao From Chiang Mai
If you come from the north of Thailand, you can fly to Surat Thani from Chiang Mai (less than 2 hours) then take a boat to Koh Tao. Then follow the directions in “Traveling to Koh Tao from Chumphon or Surat Thani”
Go To Koh Tao From Krabi / Phuket / Koh Phi Phi
If you are coming from the south directly to Koh Tao, head towards Surat Thani. Then follow the directions in “Traveling to Koh Tao from Chumphon or Surat Thani”
Koh Tao Beaches
Aow Leuk at the east of the island is for us the most beautiful beach to go snorkeling. you’ll very often meet small blacktip sharks & swimming. There are some small restaurants on-site, and it is a real delight!
Koh Nanguyan Beach is located a few meters from Koh Tao Island. Paradise postcard, Koh Nanguyan offers you its tranquility the time of an afternoon, its dive sites and snorkeling! Ban on bringing bottles & plastic stuff
The beach not to be missed if you are a fan of “Snorkeling or skin diving” Don’t forget to explore tha amazing view point on this island
Mae Haad Bay
This beach is an extension of the beach Sairee Beach, white sand and palm are found throughout this one.
South of this beach, you will find (at the resort sensi paradise), a small charming bay close to rocks of impressive size !
For snorkeler, close to this part of mae haad beach you will find a boat’s wreck in shallow water
Sairee Beach is the largest beach of Koh Tao, it stretches over 3 km of white sand.
This is where you will find the most people. Especially in the evening & at night!
You will see all along this beach, bars, restaurants, cyber café, massage center, hairdressers, small shops … Perfect place to make the rug, have a drink and enjoy the sun!
Shark Bay and its beautiful and large white sand beach., quiet place, it is easy to reach Shark Bay.
Shady corners offer us a few moments of respite facing a blazing sun.
It is advisable for snorkelers to go between 16h and 17h to admire the blacktips sharks & big turtles.
Nearby, climb up to the viewpoint « Jon Suwan » and enjoy the gorgeous panorama.
Renowned for its famous rock, Tanote Bay, is a very beautiful place of Koh Tao, despite its gravel beach, it is very good, there are small restaurants where to take fruit cocktails.
You can decide toclimb rope, to the highest rock and throw yourself into the sea ..
Gorgeous small bay in the west of Koh Tao island, you will find a white sandy beach, a small restaurant & a bar perched on stilts.
Perfect place to meet turtles in snorkeling but also to enjoy the sunset
Koh Tao Night Life
Koh Tao has plenty of nightlife to offer once the sun disappears over the horizon.
There are a lot of options to choose from, it depends if you prefer to relax in peace with a cocktail on the beach, or in the middle of the jungle. But maybe you prefer to do a "buckets" contest or a "beer pong" while watching an amazing "fire show".
Sometimes you can join « Jungle Party » or « Secret Party »…. And There are also some music festivals..
On Koh Tao island, everything you need for a great stay is here…. Ask Us !!