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Ao Thian Ok, Koh Tao

#7 of 13 in Beaches in Koh Tao
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Lounge on a sandy beach at Ao Thian Ok. Its name translates to Shark Bay, and if you swim further off shore, you might catch a glimpse of reef sharks, different types of fish, or even giant turtles. Snorkeling is available, even for beginners, and you can stop by one of the restaurants where you can have a meal while enjoying the view of palm trees and clear blue water. It is one of the less-crowded beaches on the island, so it’s ideal for sunbathing or relaxing in the shade of one of many coconut palm trees. Plan your visit to Ao Thian Ok and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Koh Tao trip builder.
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  • Fine powdery white sand, good tree cover for shade, surprising amount of ok coral and lots of fish. 100 THB to get in. No "free" water with that. Easy enough to walk from Chalok Baan Kao but easier....  more »
  • Nice and quite peaceful beach, quite much colorful fishes also. But bigest minus was corals. Over 90% of corals were dead. Once it has been really nice but nowadays dead corals makes me mostly sad  more »

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