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Ko Tao for non Divers??

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Ko Tao for non Divers??

Hello everyone.....

We're thinking of spending a few days in Ko Tao, we are not divers and were wondering if some of you would mind sharing with us what type of experience we might encounter there.... I'll be with my wife and 1yr old boy.

What we're hoping to find there is beautiful scenery, quiet relaxed atmosphere, nang yuan of course (highlight), nice clear water for swimming and snorkeling , and the usual palm trees, hammock, etc...

We don't want to be on a busy beach similar to Chewang, Patong or the like. We are looking for something more quiet and pretty.

Wouldn't mind renting an ATV for a few hours.

Is this the place for us? Is Phangan any better?

And lastly can anyone recommend a place with a budget of $100-160 a night (something nice)... We were thinking of the Jamahkiri but it's expensive and seems like wouldn't be too good for our lil' one.


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1. Re: Ko Tao for non Divers??

I spent almost a week in Ko Tao and didn't dive (everyone else with me did.) Most of what people do is dive there - there is still nice beaches and some shops, but Phangan is good too and a bit bigger. However, Phangan is more rustic in some places with less developed roads, etc. Phangan has more choice in my opinion for coves, busy or non-busy beaches, etc. and a little less developed. Ko Tao is pretty small.

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