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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One word - wow! Everything about this place is just so charming. Picture perfect beach. Lovely climb up the hill for a spectacular view over the bay. You can snorkel just off the beach, or simply dip in the water and chill. There's a place...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During the time of our visit (low season) the island was crowded and the beaches and restaurants filthy. There are lot’s of things to see and do on Koh Tao that’s worth your money..For us the trip to this island definately wasn’t.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 991estherw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I totally recommend this place. We spent 200 bath for Taxi per person and 100 for the entrance. It was worth it

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sarasD5383ND
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...not actually sure what the hype is for, if I’m honest. It’s got the usual snorkel/dive contingent, snacks and beer are over-priced for the captive market. I was more impressed with their ecology drive than the place itself but still worth a visit. Pretty to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GaryF875
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views, amazing beach! However watch out for the old lady on the till in the bar/restaurant. What a dragon! So so rude to every single person that came to be served! I’ve honestly never seen anything like it! Go to the view point, it’s...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can see this picture of Tao everywhere on the web or in Travel agency but the reality is sad ... We was there with Kayak rented on Sairee Beach, then after 30mn Paddling we reach the Beach, the natural site is exceptionnel it's true,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

20 minute taxi boat from Sairee and you get to visit a beautiful island with some great beaches and view. Cost 100baht entry and recommend taking taxi boat as you can then arrive and leave when you want. We were able to avoid the masses...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank A9665MWpeterm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really like a paradise. The pictures show this. I just think that the prices in the only restaurant available for tourists are very expensive. It's impossible to drink some beerq there

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank brunozech
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Such a beautiful place to come and visit but extremely busy and crowded. Take extra caution walking up the steps to the viewpoint - lots of people coming past on the way down. This also applies to when you reach the top - everyone is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank siankathleen2018
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Very expensive. 100 baht just to get on the island. Not sure what that money even goes to? Not to helping preserve the sand or coral that’s for sure. They make it look like they’re trying to help, but clearly not. “Can’t” use towels on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Newstraya
October 28, 2018|
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Response from Jayenul K | Reviewed this property |
It it always better to book full day tour with the local tour guide.so additionally we can explore more island and overall costing will be less.The total costing will around THB 1000 including lunch in a restaurant and... More
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September 16, 2018|
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Go krabi from Surat it’s 5 hours minibus ride it’s cheap bus you have phi phi chicken island maya island We’re they filmed the beach it’s the best beach’s and snorkelling in thailand period then travel back to Surat get a... More
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Hi, May i get some advice regarding about snorkelling trip is better to book a long tail boat free & easy or join a big group which the whole trip agenda are been scheduled, as i'm going to Koh Samui in July 2014, then i plan to stay at Koh Tao for 1 night, any hotels suggestion or place to be visit? Yours reply is much much appreciated! Resha
May 08, 2014|
Response fromGTAdventures|
Hi ReshaXiaoRou, It's really up to you. The big boats with lots of other people are cheaper (from around 800 THB per person for 3/4 day, often including fruit, water, sometimes even lunch. Longtails are more expensive, especially if you want a private boat, but you'll have much more flexibility with your schedule and where you stop. You would need to arrange your own food and drinks for the day, but again, this gives you more flexibility for your trip. Regarding accommodation, Koh...More
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G'day fellow forum members! :) I am going on my second solo trip this coming February for 2 weeks and was hoping I could receive some help from you "excellent and admirable" travelers. Sorry I got a little caried away talking like Bilbo Baggins. Some information about me: I am 29 years old, I will be travelling solo as mentioned, I am looking to spend some time in Chang Mai (Elephant Sanctuary visit, temples, Tattoo from an Ajarn) and then spend time on a couple islands. I am looking to...More
July 19, 2018|
Response fromJustAllie|
I would go to the Andaman side if you are wanting the rock climbing. There aren't really the cliffs that you are looking for on Samui or Koh Tao. I would look at Krabi for that and you could look at your diving in that area. If you go to the Krabi forums they will be able to help more with actual location and how to make the best use of your time. Enjoy!