Koh Tao is renowned for its stunning diving and snorkeling sites. There are hardly any currents, a wide selection of dive sites and plentiful amounts of coral and marine life.
The west-facing Sairee Beach is the longest, most popular on the island, great for watching the sunset and for kayaking to Koh Nang Yuan. Chalok Baan Kao Beach is also popular with many travelers. There are many smaller beaches with only a few guesthouses that offer real peace and quiet and excellent snorkelling sites directly offshore.
Koh Tao attracts a large number of gay visitors each year, and its nightlife is quite evident but the scene is very mixed. Most bars and clubs are located in Sairee Beach area. There used to be a gay bar “C*ck & Mocktail Bar” which sadly closed in January 2018. Behind Sairee Plaza, there’s a popular ladyboy/cabaret show bar called “The Queen’s Cabaret“.
Why this hotel?: Quiet, beachfront location. Beautiful villas. Great value.
This beautiful boutique resort is one of the nicest on Koh Tao, located on a secluded beach at Shark Bay, with quiet surroundings yet only a short drive from the nearest village and local shops.
Haadtien Beach Resort offers large villas with private balconies. Each villa features wood furnishings, comfortable seating area, flat screen TV and minibar. Free WiFi in public areas.
The resort offers massage services, and the tour desk can arrange for various activities including mountain biking and snorkeling (equipment available for rent). The beachfront bar & restaurant serves excellent seafood and has great views.
bar, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, sun terrace, beach, free wi-fi
Why this hotel?: Luxurious Eco Boutique Resort. Authentic Thai cuisine. Exclusive views of the iconic Shark Island.
Among lush hills along Sai Daeng Beach on the Gulf of Thailand, this gay-friendly 4-star resort offers luxury accommodations, stunning panoramic views of the ocean and authentic Thai flavors.
Choose from a range of modern rooms, suites, and villas. Surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation that provides relaxation, tranquility and privacy. Enjoy the exclusive view of the iconic Shark Island.
The on-site restaurant & bar serves authentic Thai cuisine as well as Western cuisine. Relax at the pool, try a specialty cocktail at the infinity pool’s swim-up bar, or treat yourself to a Thai -style spa experience.
Just a few steps from the resort, guests can explore the underwater world of snorkeling and scuba diving at the famous Hin Ngam Bay and Aow Leuk. Feeling adventurous? Why not get in a kayak to Shark Island!
hotel, pool, restaurant, wifi, a/c, breakfast, snorkeling, diving, private beach, spa