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“The view is great, but the beach is average.”
Review of Ao Thian Ok

Ranked #23 of 51 things to do in Koh Tao
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

The view is great, but the beach is average. There are no seats or and there are no umbrellas for easy relaxing. The beach itself feels like concrete, so hard. We have not seen people who stay more than 3 hours on the beach. In the morning you still have a bit of shade from the palm trees. But there is almost no shade after 11, and you will be driven to one of the restaurants. The water remains very shallow. We had hoped that we had here a nice place to snorkel, but this was not the case. There many boats sailing to and from the beach, so you must look out for them. The view over the water is spectacular. From the hotels in the hills it is sometimes breathtaking. On the beach you can find several nice restaurants. We found the best Sea side, they bake a great pizza. Sit outside, that is the best place!

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

It's the perfect beach with coconut palms, white sand soft as baby powder and turqoise sea for relaxing and swimming.

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

I saw so many beautiful picture and was such in a hurry to swin with the sharks but itwas only deception .
There is huge building under construction at the corner of the beach and I didn't see any sharks !

1  Thank carl b
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Beautiful beach with a stretch of white sand along a bay with mangrove-like trees. Can get a little crowded as the beach is long but not very wide. I wouldn't recommend the bay for snorkelling, but it is lovely for sunbaking.

1  Thank B_York1988
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

We took a snorkelling trip and this was the first stop. Very disappointed as the corals were all dead?! Did not see any sharks, but did see some fish but nothing interesting really. Go to Ao Leuk, Hin Wong and Mango Bay instead.

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