Things To Do In Koh Tao


Koh Tao is a popular destination, with many booking Koh Tao villas for a vacation. But, most people tend to go for the scuba diving, thanks in part to being one of the cheapest places on Earth to get underwater. But, of course, it’s not just a one-trick pony, and there’s more things to do on the island besides scuba diving.

If you want something to break off from the usual shtick, here’s some of the other things you can do.

Watching the sunrise at Love @ Koh Tao

Some people aren’t really big on ‘mornings’, but if you’re not one of those people, the Love @ Koh Tao viewpoint is definitely for you. Just before 6am, on the road to Tanote Bay, there’s a route to the left that leads to this hill, which features breathtaking views of the sunrise. On particularly clear days, you can even make out KohPhangan’s silhouette in the horizon.

Watching the sunset at the Mango Bay Viewpoint.

If you’re the type to enjoy the sunset, however, then rest assured, those Koh Tao villas have options for you. One of the better places to go would be the Sairee Beach and its viewpoints; the mountains about an hour’s hike from the beach is something else. Mango Bay is the most popular viewpoint on the island to enjoy the beauty of an orange-tinted sky as the sun sets and the night slowly rolls in.

Coastal hiking.

For those who eschew Koh Tao villas and want to get off the beaten path, then there’s a small slice of paradise for you. Koh Nang Yuan is quiet, with few people coming through the area, making it a great place to visit to get away from the other tourists. You can travel to it via hiking along the coastline’s footpath. Another place that’s off the beaten path is the Banana Rock restaurant. Yes, a restaurant. Cheap, and quiet, you can get here by heading uphill in Sai Nuan 2, then following the signs that say ‘Skybar’. Then, you’ll find yourself at a quiet shack with a fantastic view that’s isolated and far away from anyone, and, sometimes, you can even pour your own drinks. It’s a quiet place with a view worthy of a postcard.

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