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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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  • Avoid to rent motorcycles at the shop which is located on the road right at the Montelay Resort. It takes over prices and cheats when you hand off your motorcycle. Either they give you not your deposit back, or your Passport before you have paid for the damage you have not placed on the motorcycle. We were scammed for pre-payment. We we did not get the full amount back. The guy in the picture was threatening and aggressive. Rent instead motorcycles at Tanote Family Resort. It recommends the staff at the various resorts.
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  • Really a very nice bay. Must be a shuttle boat must pay an entrance fee to on the island. First you walk over a bridge that is on the rocks and then to arrive at the great bay. Yes can also up hiking/climbing to enjoy a beautiful view. Though very touristy
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  • Free, beautiful beach and a great way to snorkeling. However the death of corals is clearly noticeable here too.
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The west coast offers the greatest number of accommodations on Ko Tao, with upscale resorts and affordable guesthouses sitting side by side with eco-friendly lodges and beach chalets. Down south, you'll find luxury resorts with private beaches and extensive views of the coast, while farther inland simple guesthouses and rental apartments provide the least expensive lodgings on the island.
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