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.
Browse rentals from all your favorite providers including Airbnb, Agoda, Hostelworld and others at AllTheRooms.com. Koh Tao has 3,398 hotels, vacation rentals and other special places to stay, with prices to suit careful travellers, extravagant travelers and everything in between. A vacation in Koh Tao can be affordable - the lowest price accommodation is available at $6.74 per night. In general, an accommodation in Koh Tao will cost you $89 per night.
If you have to have internet access during your stay in Koh Tao, then you can choose from over 571 accommodations that have WiFi internet. We have 122 accommodations that come with breakfast included. Fitness fanatics can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 33 accommodations that have gyms. If you're planning on arriving in Koh Tao by car, be sure to choose from 441 accommodations that provide parking. 259 accommodations come with a pool or jacuzzi
Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in any of 60 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
In Koh Tao AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 5 providers, including 455 places to stay from Airbnb, 45 accommodations from Agoda and 45 places to stay from Hostelworld.
1,382 of the places to stay in Koh Tao have been reviewed by previous guests. They rated 45% as great. 557 accommodations allow instant booking.