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What places to visit in Koh Tao?

What to see in Koh Tao

What to visit Koh Tao is under water, it is the seabed. Koh Tao is the number one destination for scuba diving in Thailand, whatever your diving level is.
I also listed at the end of the page some good tours, excursions and activities that you can do in Koh Tao or from Koh Tao. Click here to see them.

Must-visit places in Koh Tao


Koh Nang Yuan islands

My opinion :
This small private archipelago of 3 islands offers the most beautiful landscape in Koh Tao and one the most famous views in Thailand from its perched viewpoint. Pretty beaches on sandbanks that connect the islands with each other, mythical viewpoint and nice snorkeling spot, if there is a must-do visit in Koh Tao, this is it ! The challenge will be to do it when there are not too many people.

John-Suwan Viewpoint

My opinion :
This viewpoint, ideal for watching the sunrise, is located in the South of Koh Tao island . You climb to its top by a path near Freedom Beach. This is the easiest viewpoint to climb in Ko Tao.
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Other nice places to visit in Koh Tao

Moondance Magic View Viewpoint

Moondance Magic View Viewpoint

starstarstarstar This point of view, very little known and a little lost outside the most popular corners of Koh Tao, offers an incredible dominating panorama. You can also go down to the sea and enjoy a small snorkeling spot.

Other visits suggestions in Koh Tao

  • The seabed
    Koh Tao is the Thai capital of diving! Here no temples, museums or relics, what you have to visit is the sea and the coastline.

Tours in Koh Tao and around

This selection includes tours, excursions and activities that I have personally tested or were tested by people I fully trust but also offers by recognized agencies or websites known for their seriousness and quality.

ssi basic diver in koh tao

SSI Basic Diver in Koh Tao

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Do you want to discover scuba diving but are not ready to pass a certification? SSI Basic Diver will allow you to go diving for just half a day. No prior diving or swimming experience is required.

open water diver course and certification program in koh tao

Open Water Diver course and certification program in Koh Tao

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Become a certified diver and start exploring the underwater world with this Open Water course. It is the most popular and most recognized dive certification in the world!

diving course advanced adventurer in koh tao

Diving course Advanced Adventurer in Koh Tao

Offered in Englishenglish guide
SSI's Advanced Adventurer program has been designed to improve your diving skills and allow you to try 5 different specialties. This is the level just after the Open Water Diver course.

fun dives in koh tao - half day or full day

Fun dives in Koh Tao - Half Day or Full Day

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Diving trips for certified divers on the best spots of Koh Tao under diving instructor supervision.

dive at koh tao's 4s (south west pinnacle, samran pinnacle, sail rock & shark island)

Dive at Koh Tao's 4S (South West Pinnacle, Samran Pinnacle, Sail Rock & Shark Island)

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Dive the best dive sites in the Gulf of Thailand in one day! You will go to South West Pinnacle, Samran Pinnacle, Sail Rock and Shark Island.

become a certified dive guide or dive master (ssi)

Become a Certified Dive Guide or Dive Master (SSI)

Offered in Englishenglish guide
The Dive Master SSI is a certification recognized all around the world. it allows you to become a dive guide and/or assistant diving instructor (training duration: 1 to 3 months).

become an open water instructor (ssi)

Become an Open Water Instructor (SSI)

Offered in Englishenglish guide
At the end of this program, candidates will be certified Dive Professional SSI with the level corresponding to their certifications and their experience.

koh tao snorkeling & fishing from surat thani

Koh Tao Snorkeling & Fishing from Surat Thani

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Snorkeling & Fishing on our own boat with Buffet lunch on board. You will enjoy all activities with fully equipped. We will transfer you from your hotel to our boat and return. All guest will be covered with insuance.

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Night Bazaar

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Wat Ban Tham

wat ban tham

or Dragon Temple with its big stairs leading to a big dragon mouth

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Ao Noi

ao noi

in the North, the beach is less pleasant but if you continue on the road you will come to a beach with fishing boats and on the right a little path in the mountain that takes you to a charming...

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River Kwai Bridge

river kwai bridge

or Death Railway Bridge which reputation comes from the movie The Bridge over the Kwai River

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