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.
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.
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.
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.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Koh Tao. The warmest months in Koh Tao are August and October, when temperatures reach 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.
Choose the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, Agoda, Hostelworld and more. Koh Tao has 11828 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. A trip to Koh Tao can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $null per night. On average, a place to stay in Koh Tao will cost you $89 per night.
If you need an internet connection during your stay in Koh Tao, then you can choose from over 950 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 150 places to stay include a breakfast. You can keep up with your workout regime by staying at one of 54 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you are driving to Koh Tao, you'll want to pick from 722 places to stay that provide parking. We have 402 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.
If you're traveling with a furry friend, then be sure to choose one of the 106 pet-friendly accommodations available.
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