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“great bay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ao Tanot Bay

Ao Tanot Bay
Ko Tao, Thailand
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Ranked #5 of 8 Attractions in Ko Tao
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“great bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

nice little beach with variety of accommodation, from cheap bungalows to higher end resorts. Fantastic snorkeling and good diving in the bay + a bit of cliff jumping

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Small, nice, secluded, rocky bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Worth visiting, but it's very secluded with not many eating options around, so you might feel a bit "stuck" staying in a hotel over there - unless you are willing to ride a bike to other beaches. The bay doesn't get the beautiful sunrise and sunsets as some other bays though - Chalok highly recommended for the latter!!! :)

Visited December 2012
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Ahmedabad, India
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“Never knew snorkeling can be sooooo much fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Ao Tanot Bay is one of the most untouched and most beautiful beach for snorkeling. Once you enter the water and glance through the water, it seems like a huge decorated tray with the most beautiful sea creatures that God had ever created.

Visited August 2012
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“Snorkeling paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Four of us hopped into the back of one of the local truck taxis and headed over the island to this lovely bay. We rented snorkel gear and spent the day in the water admiring the colourful underwater creatures. We enjoyed a great pad thai lunch at a local place right on the beach. Had a great time and our taxi came back and picked us up. Downside....we two girls had tea which made us very sick later that day. We all had the pad thai, the guys had cold drinks so the only difference was the tea. Of course, we take some of the blame as in our enjoyment of the day got a bit careless about noting that the tea was not boiling hot when it arrived. Be careful. Don't let this deter you from a great day of snorkeling.

Visited August 2012
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“Great snorkeling!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Beautiful beach. It's not very crowded, Got a recommendation from a fellow reviewer and was not disappointed. Enjoyed snorkeling here. Water is clean and lots of under-water beauty can be seen.

Visited February 2012
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