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Guidebook for Ko Tao

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Guidebook for Ko Tao

Food Scene
Super thai-food. Very very cheap. Have dinner there or buy som take away and bring to the villa.
Tukta Thai Food Ko Tao
Super thai-food. Very very cheap. Have dinner there or buy som take away and bring to the villa.
An italian couple serving home made pastas. It's very good. Just a few tables, open from 7 PM.
Thaita Italian Restaurant
An italian couple serving home made pastas. It's very good. Just a few tables, open from 7 PM.
They have 2 restaurants. Excellent dishes. Ribs, sashimi, lovely "tapas".
Baracuda restaurant (the actual location)
They have 2 restaurants. Excellent dishes. Ribs, sashimi, lovely "tapas".
Great pizza! You can have an antipasti with parma ham and coppa or some cheese. Also good for breakfast or a coffee.
Cafe del Sol guesthouse & restaurant
Great pizza! You can have an antipasti with parma ham and coppa or some cheese. Also good for breakfast or a coffee.
Thai fine-dining.
The Gallery Restaurant
Thai fine-dining.
Fizz at Sairee Beach is great for drinks in the late afternoon and some tapas. Also a great places to watch sunset.
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FIZZ beachlounge
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Fizz at Sairee Beach is great for drinks in the late afternoon and some tapas. Also a great places to watch sunset.
The bread and croissants here are great! Coffee like a cappuccino is about as good as you can get in Thailand.
Cappuccino
The bread and croissants here are great! Coffee like a cappuccino is about as good as you can get in Thailand.
Western and Thai fine-dining at the resort restaurant by the sea.
View Point Resort - Koh Tao
Western and Thai fine-dining at the resort restaurant by the sea.
Really good thai food in a cosy, close-to-the-road-restaurant. Nice staff too! And you just have to try the fried banana after your dinner, it´s great.
Yin Yang Thai Restaurant
Really good thai food in a cosy, close-to-the-road-restaurant. Nice staff too! And you just have to try the fried banana after your dinner, it´s great.
Parks & Nature
Lovely beach, close to our villa.
Haad Tien Beach Resort (Office Bangkok)
Lovely beach, close to our villa.
Two tiny islands connected by its sandbank close to Koh Tao, it takes you about 15 min to go there with a long tail boat.
Nangyuan Island Dive Resort
Two tiny islands connected by its sandbank close to Koh Tao, it takes you about 15 min to go there with a long tail boat.
Great place to snorkel with lots of marine life.
Tanote Bay
Great place to snorkel with lots of marine life.
Aow Leuk, a beach we like. Good for snorkeling, the restaurant on the hill, on the right is nice. Aow Leuk is not very good in nov-jan because of the wind.
Aow leuk
Aow Leuk, a beach we like. Good for snorkeling, the restaurant on the hill, on the right is nice. Aow Leuk is not very good in nov-jan because of the wind.
A great place to do some snorkeling.
Mango Bay Boutique Resort Koh Tao
A great place to do some snorkeling.
Soiree beach is the main beach on Koh Tao. Here you will find many bars and restaurants.
Sairee beach
Soiree beach is the main beach on Koh Tao. Here you will find many bars and restaurants.
Another lovely beach, close to the villa.
Coral View Resort
Another lovely beach, close to the villa.
Great beach.
Taatoh Resort and Freedom Beach Resort
Great beach.
A small secluded beach.
Ao Laem Thian
A small secluded beach.
Getting Around
If you want to rent a bike Oli's the place. Honest & professional. Very much recommended.
Oli's Motorbike Rentals - Koh Tao
If you want to rent a bike Oli's the place. Honest & professional. Very much recommended.
Essentials
Very nice, relaxing, peaceful and everything you need for a great massage or spa experience.
Spa Aurori
Very nice, relaxing, peaceful and everything you need for a great massage or spa experience.
Aukotan has the usual supermarket fare plus stuffed toys, bedding and hardware supplies.
Aukotan Place
Aukotan has the usual supermarket fare plus stuffed toys, bedding and hardware supplies.
New Supermarket.
Smilemart Supermarket
New Supermarket.
They have a variety of classes and suit all skill levels highly recommend to anyone wanting to improve their fitness or try Muay Thai.
Monsoon Gym & Fight Club
They have a variety of classes and suit all skill levels highly recommend to anyone wanting to improve their fitness or try Muay Thai.
Really well equipped gym which provided an air-conditioned space to work out away from the Koh Tao heat.
Koh Tao Gym and Fitness
Really well equipped gym which provided an air-conditioned space to work out away from the Koh Tao heat.
Really good fun with really nice people that know what they are doing. Everyone needs that little bit of fitness while away! Highly recommended.. Enjoy!
Koh Tao CrossFit
Really good fun with really nice people that know what they are doing. Everyone needs that little bit of fitness while away! Highly recommended.. Enjoy!
Very good. Beginner friendly to advanced. Very attentive instructor that takes time when needed.
Shambhala Yoga Centre
Very good. Beginner friendly to advanced. Very attentive instructor that takes time when needed.
Highly recommend!! Very high standard. The instructors are amazing, making the learning process a lot more enjoyable.
OCEAN SOUND DIVE + YOGA
Highly recommend!! Very high standard. The instructors are amazing, making the learning process a lot more enjoyable.
7-Eleven Convenience Store
7 Eleven
7-Eleven Convenience Store
7-Eleven Convenience Store
7-Eleven
7-Eleven Convenience Store
7-Eleven Convenience Store
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7-Eleven Convenience Store
Sightseeing
It offers a perfect panoramic view of the whole of Chalok Baan Kao and Thian Og bays all at once. From this viewpoint on the southern tip of Koh Tao, you can see through to the hilly north. A wonderful photo opportunity to capture the spectacular scenery and the shallow coral reef through the crystal clear water below.
John-Suwan Viewpoint
It offers a perfect panoramic view of the whole of Chalok Baan Kao and Thian Og bays all at once. From this viewpoint on the southern tip of Koh Tao, you can see through to the hilly north. A wonderful photo opportunity to capture the spectacular scenery and the shallow coral reef through the crystal clear water below.
Love Koh Tao view point. This view point is right next to a little restaurant overlooking Tanote Bay. Great view :)
Love Koh Tao
Love Koh Tao view point. This view point is right next to a little restaurant overlooking Tanote Bay. Great view :)
Take a short visit to this stunning and easy to reach Koh Tao viewpoint on your way to Aow Muang (Mango Bay). Turn left off the main Aow Muang road when you see Jim’s Bar, and go a further 200 metres to get a view of the whole of Sairee Beach and Mae Haad Bay through to the south.
Mango View Point
Take a short visit to this stunning and easy to reach Koh Tao viewpoint on your way to Aow Muang (Mango Bay). Turn left off the main Aow Muang road when you see Jim’s Bar, and go a further 200 metres to get a view of the whole of Sairee Beach and Mae Haad Bay through to the south.
Take your time and make sure to visit this viewpoint. Breathtaking!
Koh Nang Yuan Viewpoint
Take your time and make sure to visit this viewpoint. Breathtaking!
Just beside the road on the way to June Juea Bay, near the telecommunication poles and towers set there, is a wonderful view of Chalok Baan Kao’s eastern shoreline with Taa Toh Beach, Freedom Beach and cape Taa Toh. On a clear day you can also see the neighbouring islands of Phangan and Samui in the background.
Chalok Viewpoint
Just beside the road on the way to June Juea Bay, near the telecommunication poles and towers set there, is a wonderful view of Chalok Baan Kao’s eastern shoreline with Taa Toh Beach, Freedom Beach and cape Taa Toh. On a clear day you can also see the neighbouring islands of Phangan and Samui in the background.
Entertainment & Activities
On the main road between Mae Hat and Chalok Ban Kao, Koh Tao Bowling & Mini Golf has several homemade bowling lanes where the employees reset the pins after every frame. The 18-hole mini-golf course has a landmark theme – putt your ball through Stonehenge or across the Golden Gate Bridge. Here you can also play table tennis.
Koh Tao Leisure Park
On the main road between Mae Hat and Chalok Ban Kao, Koh Tao Bowling & Mini Golf has several homemade bowling lanes where the employees reset the pins after every frame. The 18-hole mini-golf course has a landmark theme – putt your ball through Stonehenge or across the Golden Gate Bridge. Here you can also play table tennis.