Ao Tanot Bay

Ao Tanot Bay, Koh Tao: Address, Ao Tanot Bay Reviews: 4.5/5

Ao Tanot Bay
4.5
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John P
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Very goos
Apr 2021 • Solo
My favorite beach in koh tao, full of coral ideal for snorkeling, there is a restaurant with cheap prices.
Written July 8, 2021
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FranB
Ko Kret, Thailand8 contributions
beautiful beach
Apr 2021
the most beautiful beach in koh tao, in my opinion. great snorkeling, turtles and baby sharks, also super quiet (sometimes we were the only opeople in the beach) and very calm and clear waters
Written April 19, 2021
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Caitlyn W
Calgary, Canada9 contributions
Cliff jumping & Snorkelling!
Mar 2020
15 minute scooter ride from Sairee Beach, Ao Tanot is a nice beach with a rocky outcropping that's good for snorkelling. Most people come here for the cliff jumping however, as long as you have enough upper body strength to climb to the top!
Written June 9, 2020
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TSinParis
Paris, France1,732 contributions
Great Place for Snorkeling - Access a Bit Difficult
Jan 2020
We did our own snorkeling excursion at the beach and were glad we did. Once on the beach, you will need to find a shady spot - not too easy - and rent snorkeling equipment from one of the restaurants on the beach. Then you will see so many different varieties of tropical fish. You can even jump off the big boulder in the water if you want...The only difficulty is getting here and leaving as there are no tuk tuks on the island and taxis are VERY expensive.
Written March 20, 2020
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A H
Ottawa, Canada67 contributions
Great off the beach snorkeling
Jan 2020
We saw more fish and coral (although much is dying) from walking in off the beach at Tanote Bay than we did on our “five stop island snorkel tour”. We got a taxi driver to drive us over and pick us up at the end of the day...900 baht round trip...way less than a snorkel tour for two. We found a patch of shade, spread out towels, had lunch and dinner there as there are 5 or 6 restaurants to choose from. We watched people climb the huge boulder in the middle of the bay and jump off..,.crazy. We even got to see a baby black tipped reef shark, so cute, about three feet long. Also, there weren’t 20 snorkel boats roaring in and out of the bay as there are in many other bays....A fun day that we enjoyed.
Written January 31, 2020
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Martin P
Prague, Czech Republic24 contributions
Nice beach with rough sand and good snorkelling but choppy in December/January
Dec 2019
Tanote Bay is very quite picturesque bay with some of the best snorkelling on Koh Tao and 2 resident baby sharks. In late December/early January, the sea was quite rough with eastern winds blowing constantly, which negatively effected the visibility/snorkelling/swimming and accessibility by longtail boat. The ocean was washing up a lot of seeweed and rubbish on the rough sand which the staff was fighting with throughout the day.
Written January 7, 2020
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Aiyana R
15 contributions
Cool place
Dec 2019
We got there and we were quite happy the beach was very pretty and the snorkeling was pretty good the jumping rock was a large rock with just a small rope and chain to scramble up none of us were brave enough but we saw other people do it and they looked like they were having fun there is a twenty baht parking fee but overall it is a very nice place
Written December 29, 2019
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Chia
Bangkok, Thailand29 contributions
Fun for snorkeling!!
Oct 2019 • Friends
Spent a lovely day with my friend at the bay. Went snorkeling and saw lots of fishes, parrot fish, angel fish, butterfly fish and we swam through a big school of fish! We saw at least two blacktip shark, it was lovely!!!
Written October 24, 2019
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Larry S
Stamford, CT17 contributions
Off the beaten path
Oct 2019 • Couples
Good spot you escape some of the crowds. Best snorkeling on the island. Short walk down a steep hill. Moped ride there is fun.
Written October 24, 2019
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mikefeier
Shanghai, China3 contributions
Surprisingly intimidating climb and jump
Oct 2019
Not exactly the safest thing to do, but that's why you're here... Jump is about 30ft. Climb is tough, but rewarding.
Written October 7, 2019
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