Ao Tanot Bay, Koh Tao

4.5
#1 of 13 in Beaches in Koh Tao
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 .
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  • If you get into good weather conditions, there will be absolutely clear water and a lot of fish as well as reef black-feathered sharks, octopuses. Lucky people can see a sea turtle. It's a good bay for snorkeling.
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  • Tanote Bay was free to visit whereas some other bays charge 100 Baht. The water is clear and I saw a barrier reef shark among other colourful fish. There is plenty of coral to view although some has d...  more »
  • From all the beaches we visited in Koh Tao, this one is in the top 3 since it is in a secluded place (there were 5 people in the beach when we visited), with clear water, perfect for snorkeling and wi...  more »
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