Ao Thian Ok, Koh Tao

3.7
#5 of 8 in Beaches in Koh Tao
Lounge on a sandy beach at Ao Thian Ok. Its name translates to Shark Bay, and if you swim further off shore, you might catch a glimpse of reef sharks, different types of fish, or even giant turtles. Snorkeling is available, even for beginners, and you can stop by one of the restaurants where you can have a meal while enjoying the view of palm trees and clear blue water. It is one of the less-crowded beaches on the island, so it’s ideal for sunbathing or relaxing in the shade of one of many coconut palm trees. Plan your Ao Thian Ok visit and explore what else you can see and do in Koh Tao using our Koh Tao trip itinerary builder.
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  • June 19, 2017
    The divine beach but full of stones and fondo barroso water. I had the misfortune of going to the other day that I had hurt with a coral and had almost no surface to walk on. There is nothing to buy water or food. That Yes, there is almost nothing of people, so that is very quiet.
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  • February 8, 2017
    Beautiful beach of white sand, turquoise water. The trees on the beach for those who want to shade. A postcard landscape. Note entry fee of 100baths. We arrived by chance by the rocks to the right of the beach, so we did not have to pay. But c was a little dangerous, don't go through if you are with children or a little older
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  • January 22, 2017
    Here we live every time we're on ko tao this beach is so idyllic. The coral reef is broken so so much to see, it is unfortunately no longer, with the last cleared much of the dead coral reef so that it is a nice and picturesque beach. swimmer you a bit far out, there is great opportunity to hit on hai:)
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