While a bit hard to reach, the shoreline of Ao Tanot Bay rewards with a vibrant underwater scene just steps into the water. Get the most out of your visit by bringing snorkeling gear to get a close look at the coral reef near the beach. The crystal clear water makes viewing the large formations and tropical fish easy. When you get tired, rest in a nearby restaurant. Keep in mind the beach offers no shade, so consider taking an umbrella. Make Ao Tanot Bay a centerpiece of your Koh Tao vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Koh Tao day trip tool.
Ao Tanot Bay reviews
the most beautiful beach in koh tao, in my opinion. great snorkeling, turtles and baby sharks, also super quiet (sometimes we were the only opeople in the beach) and very calm and clear waters more »
15 minute scooter ride from Sairee Beach, Ao Tanot is a nice beach with a rocky outcropping that's good for snorkelling. Most people come here for the cliff jumping however, as long as you have... more »
Be careful if you're riding a scooter, I saw one accident from a young couple and the approach isn't an easy ride. But the beach itself is fabulous, away from crowds (to an extent) and somewhat peaceful. Great for snorkeling, if you wanted to make a day of it. And there are some bars and food eateries around to keep you going.
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