Shark Bay

Shark Bay, Koh Tao: Address, Shark Bay Reviews: 4/5

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Marcos T
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Awesome!
May 2021 • Friends
The beach is amazing to spend the day snorkeling and relaxing, I saw turtles and sharks! I want to back again!
Written May 17, 2021
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Rob C
Hua Hin, Thailand84 contributions
Didn't go due to entrance fee
Aug 2020 • Solo
Sadly I didn't go as the entrance fee of 100 Baht is too expensive. I went to some free instead. This is a sad state of affairs and will eventually kill off the tourist industry in Koh Tao (which already is deadSadly I didn't go as the entrance fee of 100 Baht is too expensive. I went to some free instead. This is a sad state of affairs and will eventually kill off the tourist industry in Koh Tao (which already is dead)
Written August 4, 2020
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Sebastian P
Vienna, Austria103 contributions
beautiful beach with ok snorkeling
Feb 2020 • Couples
The beach is very beautiful: white sand, turquoise/ blue water and palm trees. Snorkeling is ok. The reef is mostly dead, still there are MANY colorful fish. If you swim out farther you are likely to see sharks as well. I saw two on the right side of the bay near the rocks where water is approx. 2-3 meters deep. I thought that there are only small sharks and was somewhat shocked and amazed when a 2 meter blacktip reef shark swam past me. Some people also reported to saw turtles there, I didn‘t.
Written February 27, 2020
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Lovethewhitestuff
Cardiff, UK8 contributions
Overall recommend Shark Bay and Haad Tien was the nicest place we stayed
Feb 2020 • Couples
We stayed at Haad Tien and enjoyed it very much.
The beach is lovely and staff clean it several times a day. We were unlucky with windy weather which meant it was rather rough in the bay and viz not so good. However, 1st and last days I did see lovely coral and plenty of fish, including a young black tip reef shark.
Around the corner at Freedom Beach amazing coral and fish - good viz there when rough and cloudy everywhere else.
It seems they make it difficult for non residents to get to the beach - but plenty did it - including families with small kids and all there gear wading across from Rocky Resort.
Written February 13, 2020
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Jasmina B
1 contribution
Amazing place
Jan 2020 • Friends
Fantastic place with amazing energy and view. Love the owner. My favourite new discovered place of the day.
Written January 20, 2020
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St Austell, UK26 contributions
Don’t bother
Jan 2020 • Friends
This place is a NIGHTMARE to find... it took us around an hour to get to by moped. We were determined to make it though as we had heard great things about the beach. We were quite disappointed. Cost 100 baht each to get onto the actual beach which is allegedly for “maintenance”. We are always happy to pay as Thailand has some really breathtaking sights and naturally they need to be maintained. However whilst we were there we couldn’t help noticing how filthy the beach was with bags of litter all over the place and so much plastic washed up. The beach was really overcrowded. Being on a resort, all the eateries were overpriced. Honestly, we wish we hadn’t bothered going here and only stayed to try to get our money worth. I don’t recommend this place ... save your time (and money!) and visit Tanote bay or Aow Leuk beach instead.
Written January 14, 2020
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Jenny H
13 contributions
Beautiful & Quiet
Nov 2019
Lovely beach which is quieter than most places, great for snorkelling. Didn't have chance to go ourselves but could see it from our room
Written January 4, 2020
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Ariadna A
Manresa, Spain13 contributions
No sharkies
Jan 2020 • Couples
We have visited Shark Bay through Rocky resort in order to avoid the 100 baht fee. You need to walk through the water but it's feasible for almost everyone. We cannot see any shark or turtle, and beach was a little bit dirty.
Written January 3, 2020
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Aiyana R
15 contributions
Pretty cool
Dec 2019
We could not find it at first and got there a different way we got in the water and were snorkeling for about thirty minutes before we saw an absolutely amazing green sea turtle in water less than six feet the only issue was the beach was super hard to find and there were lots of small stinging jellyfish
Written December 29, 2019
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Chutimon Phrasuk
30 contributions
Ok at best
Oct 2019 • Solo
Never worked out how to get to the beach itself. The view from the restaurant where I think the photo was taken is quaint. Definitely worth the visit. But not one of the Big Three Beach Sites. You will need a bike to get here. Try to go.
Written December 21, 2019
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