Ao Thian Ok, Koh Tao

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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 Bay is beautiful for its beach full of Palm trees and is very relaxing!! The sea a bit less because the water is very shallow and full of boats.
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  • 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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  • 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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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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