Visit Ko Tao - Best of Ko Tao

Ko-Tao (also pronounced as Koh-Tao), or more commonly called as the Turtle Island, is situated in the southern part of Thailand and its pioneer settlers concluded that its formation is in the shape of a turtle. Coincidently, it is an abode for many species of turtles and is also a paradise of nature’s best aquatic creations. Koh-To, where on one hand is a classic representative of Thailand’s rich cultural heritage, it is also a top preference for the people who want to enjoy the jazzy nightlife of the island. Buddhist monasteries and temples are an integral part of Ko-Tao vistas as much as are the beaches, restaurants and lush green vegetation of the island. There are not many high tides in the seas of Koh-Tao, so get ready to enjoy lots of water sports while on the island. Everything in Koh-Tao speaks about its grand history and ancestry and the inhabitants of the place are equally proud to share their culture through warm hospitality and a never fading smile.Go Thailand, go to Koh-Tao! Do add Koh-Tao to your Thailand trip itinerary.

Ko Tao Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Ko Tao tips for your visit

  • Early registration for staying in hotels or guest houses is required.
  • Do carry the print copy of your hotel registration receipt along with your passport for authentication.
  • If the weather is uneven, try not to go on the beach.
  • If going for dirt biking, do wear helmet and be careful in handling the All Terrain Vehicles or bikes.
  • Do try some of the Thai dishes in local Thai restaurant.
  • While in Ko-Tao, try to learn scuba diving and free diving. 

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  • Save 2% Learn to Dive - PADI Open Water Course
    Learn to Dive - PADI Open Water CourseNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 4 Days

    The PADI Open Water Course is the first PADI diving course for beginners who want to learn to dive. The course lasts 4 Days a...

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  • Save 4% Koh Tao to Khao Sok by Seatran Discovery Ferry Including Coach and Minivan
    Koh Tao to Khao Sok by Seatran Discovery Ferry Including Coach and MinivanNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 8 Hrs 30 Mins

    Travel from Koh Tao to Khao Sok National Park by Seatran Discovery ferry via Don Sak Pier and switch to Seatran Coach which w...

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  • Save 4% Scuba Diving in Koh Tao
    Scuba Diving in Koh TaoNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 9 Hrs

    We make a real effort to rotate round all of Koh Taos best dive sites so if youre planning for scuba diving youll get to see ...

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  • Full-Day Diving and Snorkeling in Sail Rock
    Full-Day Diving and Snorkeling in Sail RockNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Enjoy 2 dives at the best dive site in the whole Gulf of Thailand. No other dive site equals Sail Rock in quantity and variet...

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Facts and Stats for Ko Tao*

  • Living in Ko Tao - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 54.04 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

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