Ao Tanot Bay, Koh Tao

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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. Plan your visit to Ao Tanot Bay and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Koh Tao vacation route planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Visited with family. Nice coarse sand beach, a little rocky underwater, more of a snorkelling beach therefore, though the extreme shallows are sandy so would be fine for little kids. Large trees at re...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    One of my favorites in Koh Tao. Is perfect for snorkeling (also wonderful fish to shore). There are diving shops where you can rent snorkel gear. Restaurants and bars abound. The way to arrive with Scooter it's pretty good. Recommended!
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  • August 14, 2017
    Great x snorkelling, that's fine too x swim but already close to shore the bottom is made of coral so not very suitable rest your feet ... a little farther you swim safely!
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