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Address: Koh Tao, Thailand

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Good snorkeling

Very nice bay, that is not really easy to reach but if you are a little adventerous and know how to ride a motorcycle definitely worth it and the snorkeling is really good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
joeylisavanegmond
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice bay, that is not really easy to reach but if you are a little adventerous and know how to ride a motorcycle definitely worth it and the snorkeling is really good.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were schools of colorful fish just meters away from the shore, amid healthy looking coral. Wade right in from off the beach and start snorkeling, but be careful of the coral, which comes up close to the shore, while the water is shallow above the coral. The bay is quiet and stunningly picturesque. There are about three to four... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Snorkeling in Ao Tanote Bay is good, but a little difficult. It is quite shallow near shore with coral and rocks very close to shore. Since I DO NOT STEP ON CORAL, it is a little tricky getting out to deeper water. Your chest is inches above the coral at times....a little disconcerting. There are lots of boulders which makes... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing snorkelling and great place to get away from the main busy part of Koh Tao. We drove scooters and some of the road is not sealed but it is in the process of being sealed. Road can be very steep at times but those parts are Sealed. Beach was not busy and nice and quiet. Great spot. I... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This was the best spot for snorkeling that we found on the island. Definitely worth a visit! Hire a long tail boat and enjoy this lovely spot.

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Thank Dana L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

So much marine life to see in very clear, very warm water. All relatively close to the shore. We were lucky and the bay was pretty uncrowded, you could easily spend a day there.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I don't know why this bay isn't number 1 for snorkelling in Koh Tao, its just absolutely stunning! So many fish, and we even managed to see 3 black tip reef sharks. Definitely worth a visit, our favourite place on Koh Tao by far!

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Palo Alto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We snorkeled at Ao Tanot and it was the most fantastic snorkeling ever. Beautiful colored Christmas tree coral in red, blue and yellow, all kinds of colorful fish. The water was warm and there was so much to see. The restaurant at the beach was wonderful. Inexpensive and delicious. I just wish we had more time and an opportunity to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Went here with my boyfriend and some friends. We drove mopeds to get here, but you can also take a taxi. The road was very bumpy to get there. But it was totally worth it. The beach is beautiful and it was amazing to go snorkeling there. Would love to go back. There's restaurants around there if you want to... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

It was probably the most beautiful snorkel spot in Koh Tao. The marine life is just amazing and you can nearly touch the fish :) highly recommended for those who don't like crowded places.

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