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“Best beach” 5 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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Vienna, Austria
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“Best beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is my favorite beach on koh tao, simply walk there and relax, most of the time there is nobody around so you will have some time on your own. Go climbing by the nearby rocks and enjoy swimming or lying in the sun.

Visited February 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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“This is ground zero”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I've been scuba diving in this bay so often. Almost 2yrs worth of stay on koh Tao in 9yrs. I know this island as I do my backyard and all her little secrets. And this is one of the gems on the planet that everyone should see but we must all take care of this jewel of a bay, because it is the most diverse in terms of coral, fish, turtles, shellfish, rays than any other place on the island. Under threat from global warming, a dive in this incredible bay makes you come out of the water swearing you will chance your glutinous approach to fossil fuel burning plastic consuming ways. Please, watch your fins when exploring the water in this bay. You can break coral very easily. There are very very few places left on earth to see the diversity in life that you can, here. Take care of it.

Visited November 2012
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“Great spot to spend the day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We had such a relaxing day here laying on the beach and enjoying the amazing marine life. The snorkeling was the best I've seen, just teeming with life. We saw large, beautiful fish, an octopus, and even a school of baby barracuda! We took a taxi truck to get here and back and it was well worth the cost.

Visited July 2013
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Wales
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“Perfect spot for a snorkel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

4 things we look for in a beach, secluded space, excellent snorkeling, toilets and restaurant. It has all 4 of these things, what's not to love?! Yes it's a pain to get to on a bike, but on the back of a 4x4 taxi it's fun! We visited twice during our 6 day Koh Tao stay, I even had an octopus swim past my face! Loved it.

Visited June 2013
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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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