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Koh Tao Travel Guide

Translating to “Turtle Island”, Koh Tao is a paradisiacal Thai island on the east of Surat Thani. The island’s name has a literal meaning on account of the fact that dozens of sea turtles call Koh Tao their home. With miles of undisturbed natural beaches, plentiful opportunities for watersports and a diverse array of marine life, it is understandable as to why thousands of adventurers flock to the island every year to witness its beauty for themselves.

Things to Do in Koh Tao

One of the best things to do in Koh Tao is to relax on one of the island’s many beaches. Sairee beach attracts something of a party crowd but it is definitely a place to go to enjoy a hip social atmosphere. Sai Nuan and Laem Thian beaches are picturesque, secluded, and offer plenty of opportunity to relax, unwind and practice mindfulness. Those who enjoy getting off the beaten path when they travel will enjoy the scenic coastal hiking trail that runs from Mae Haad to Chalok.

Best Places to Stay in Koh Tao

Mae Haad is filled with plenty of accomodation options for those who want to stay close to the pier ready for onward travel to other Thai islands. This is the island’s busiest district but offers plentiful shopping and dining choices. Sairee beach takes you to the center of the backpacker scene and Chalok bay provides a quiet seaside retreat.

Best Time to Visit Koh Tao

The best time to visit Koh Tao is during the months of February to May. Koh Tao has a tropical climate and this is the warmest, driest season.

Price and Availability Index in Koh Tao

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Koh Tao is in October, while the cheapest month is in May. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Koh Tao is in the high season in February. Koh Tao has its low season in September, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Koh Tao tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Koh Tao tend to be busiest on Tuesdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Fridays.

The weather in Koh Tao

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Koh Tao. The hottest month in Koh Tao is August, when temperatures peak at 98 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 64 ˚F. The wettest month in Koh Tao is August with 18.21 inches of rain, while the driest month is March with 3.2 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Koh Tao

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, Agoda, Homeaway and more at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 11300 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Koh Tao, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those trying to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in Koh Tao comes in at $null per night. On average, a place to stay in Koh Tao will cost you $85 per night.

If you need an internet connection during your stay in Koh Tao, then you can choose from over 984 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 152 of our accommodations in include a breakfast in the price. Choose from 76 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you're planning on arriving in Koh Tao by car, be sure to choose from 712 accommodations that provide parking. 412 accommodations come with a pool or jacuzzi

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 106 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

We combine a wide variety of Koh Tao accommodations including vacation rentals, homestays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 5 providers, including 678 places to stay from Airbnb, 262 accommodations from Agoda and 126 places to stay from Homeaway.

5076 of our places to stay in Koh Tao have been rated by previous guests. They rated 38% as excellent or good. You can instantly book any of 1840 places to stay right now.

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