Ao Thian Ok, Koh Tao

3.7
#6 of 13 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 visit to Ao Thian Ok and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Koh Tao trip builder .
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  • This is the same place as Shark bay. Trip advisor should merge the reviews. I was too harsh when I rated this bay with only 3 stars last time. I was on a snorkel trip and our boat stopped way out in t...  more »
  • A quiet but beautiful beach perfect for relaxation for all the days.good for snorkeling ,but may got a little bit further for better snorkeling  more »
  • Great place to spend a day relaxing. Came in low season so It wasn’t too busy. White sand, turquoise sea! Can’t ask for much more!  more »

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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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