Ao Tanot Bay, Koh Tao

4.5
#1 of 8 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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  • The travel I've done in my life... for cuba, pipi thai, rio de Janeiro, tulum and ao failure in koh tao beach paradise. For my world top 5. So to enjoy the beautiful and original.
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  • This would get a 5 star, it was the best beach for snorkeling and just relaxing i saw in Koh Tao. However you are charged 100 baht to enter. Never had to Pay to go to any beaches anywhere else is Asia...  more »
  • Beach infested really sickening waste we are quickly distributed awful water was far from clear we really was very disappointed
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