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Romantic Guide to Ko Tao

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Soft sands, perfect sunsets and a host of high-class accommodation mean that Ko Tao offers a lot for the romantics at heart. Check out my guide to the most romantic places on the island for those who want to spend some quality time with the one they love.

Good for
  • Couples
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveler

7 Places

3 City Tips

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7 Places

The Gallery Restaurant

Restaurants

Serenity

Restaurants

The Ocean Lounge at Aminjirah

Restaurants

Ao Tanot Bay

Beaches

John Suwan View Point

Hiking Trails, Points of Interest & Landmarks

The Gallery Spa

Spas

Island Cruises Sailing

Boat Tours, Water Sports, Boat Rentals

LovePuffin's City Tips

  • Taxis are expensive so consider hiring a motorbike to get around the island. Just don't ever give your passport as security.
  • Tipping in restaurants is not expected, but 10% is appreciated.
  • Sairee Beach is where you'll find the island's main tourist centre, with some amazing restaurants. However it can get fairly crowded so I'd recommend staying a little away from it.
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    The Gallery Restaurant
    Restaurants (Thai)
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    LovePuffin Says:

    This is Thai gourmet food done well. The crispy pork and fresh fish dishes are incredible, as are the deep fried quail's eggs. Don't miss the art gallery next door which showcases some of the best underwater photography I've seen, and maybe even buy a painting to ship home for a reminder of your visit.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • There's also a great selection of wines.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 188 restaurants in Koh Tao
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing tapas , exciting new flavours for Thailand. . 06/23/2018
    • Amazing, authentic Thai food and great customer service 06/22/2018
    • The Gallery Restaurant
    Address:
    10/29 Moo 1 Sairee Village
    Koh Tao 84360
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 77 456 547
    Price range:
    $5 - $27
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Other:
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    Serenity
    Restaurants (International, Bar, Pub)
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    LovePuffin Says:

    Serenity has arguably one of the best views in town, and is an ideal spot for cuddling up to a loved one or popping that all-important question...

    Good for
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Go an hour before sunset and watch the magic unfold.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #75 of 188 restaurants in Koh Tao
    • Best place to see the sunset 05/21/2016
    • Closed 05/19/2016
    • Serenity
    Address:
    3/8 M.2
    Koh Tao 84360
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 90 258 1764
    Price range:
    $5 - $8
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Other:
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    The Ocean Lounge at Aminjirah
    Restaurants (European, Asian, Thai, Italian)
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    LovePuffin Says:

    Yet another amazing view, and some great food and drinks too! Try the cocktails at sunset. The perfect pairing.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Book one of the outside tables for the best views.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #79 of 188 restaurants in Koh Tao
    • Tasty! 06/12/2017
    • Prices are high! But view is beautiful as well as food 05/07/2017
    • The Ocean Lounge at Aminjirah
    Address:
    16/4 Moo 4
    Sairee Beach
    Koh Tao 84280
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 77 456 044
    Price range:
    $3 - $12
    Other:
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    Ao Tanot Bay
    Beaches
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    LovePuffin Says:

    One of the more secluded beaches on the island, choose to spend a day here snorkelling the crystal-clear waters and looking out for Angel Fish, or plan to stay a few nights to take advantage of the amazing sunrises which grace the island.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Some of the coral is very shallow so make sure you watch where your feet are going.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 55 things to do in Koh Tao
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Came back twice 06/20/2018
    • Good for snorkelling 05/30/2018
    • Ao Tanot Bay
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    John Suwan View Point
    Hiking Trails, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    LovePuffin Says:

    It's well worth the short climb for some of the most amazing views of the whole of Ko Tao. When you're finished with the viewpoint, take a left at the bottom of the path and visit Freedom Beach - one of my favourites.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Take 50 Baht per person entrance fee, and wear proper shoes (flip flops can be tricky!)
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 55 things to do in Koh Tao
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • View View View 06/20/2018
    • Worth the climb 06/09/2018
    • John Suwan View Point
    Address:
    Chalok Bay
    Past Chalok to Freedom Beach resort for trailhead
    Koh Tao
    Thailand
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    The Gallery Spa
    Spas
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    LovePuffin Says:

    If all that walking has got you aching, then relax at the Gallery's beautiful spa. Is there nothing that these guys can't do?

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • As well as massages, they also offer facials, scrubs and reflexology. Make a day of it!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Koh Tao
    • Great ambiance. Massage was mediocre. 11/02/2016
    • Best massage I got 09/29/2016
    Address:
    10/46 Moo 1, Sairee Beach
    Koh Tao 84360
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 77 456 547
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 am - 10:00 am
    Other:
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    Island Cruises Sailing
    Boat Tours, Water Sports, Boat Rentals
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    LovePuffin Says:

    For something a bit different, why not take off on a sailing adventure for a few days with your loved one? Island Cruises Sailing provide full training to learn how to sail, and offer a fantastic, personalised service.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You don't have to learn to sail - you can simply charter a yacht and have someone else do the work for you... But it's fun to get involved!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #51 of 104 Tours in Koh Tao
    • Snorkeling and family time 10/25/2017
    • Dinghy sailing course 08/13/2017
    • Island Cruises Sailing
    Address:
    6/10 Moo 2
    Koh Tao 84360
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 77 457 002
    Other:
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