Koh Tao Honeymoon Guide
The pristine, jungle-clad and mountainous island of Koh Tao is surrounded by spectacular coral reefs and is renowned as the best dive location in the Gulf of Thailand – perfect for adventurous honeymoon couples.
Scattered in and around Koh Tao's 11 bays and 10 rocky headlands lie several picturesque beaches, including Had Sairee, Had Mai Had and Chaloke Ban Kao Bay.
With hardly any currents, great visibility, numerous dive sites and abundant marine life, Koh Tao is a great place to learn to dive, with several dive centres offering PADI open water diving courses.
Enjoy a cool drink at a beachside bar on the west-facing beach of Hat Sairee, a narrow, palm-fringed crescent of white sand that is perfect for sunbathing and swimming in the translucent aquamarine water.
Explore the bay’s rocky headlands by kayak and paddle to the nearby scenic islet of Koh Nang Yuan. Inland, hike rainforest trails to Koh Tao's highest peak, ‘Two Views’, located in the middle of the island and offering panoramic views overlooking Sairee Bay to the west and Tanote Bay to the east.
Or choose from several other activities, including sailing, rock climbing, abseiling, cliff jumping and even paint-ball games. For an insight into local culture, sign up for a Thai massage and cooking course.
(Image courtesy of Jamahkiri Resort & Spa)
Koh Tao offers a wide range of beachside accommodation to suit all budgets, including the Sensi Paradise Beach Resort (photo) and Montra Resort & Spa on Sairee Beach and the luxurious Jamahkiri Spa Resort at Thian Og Bay.
Find the best deal, compare prices, and read what other travellers have to say about Ko Tao hotels at TripAdvisor.
Typically from December to March and July to August are the best times to visit, but conditions are generally good at any time of the year. November, however, is usually stormy and very wet.
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Koh Tao is located in the Gulf of Thailand around 120 kilometres from the Surat Thani coast just north of Koh Pha Ngan, and is a one hour ride on a high-speed catamaran from Ao Makham Noi Pier in Chumphon on the mainland, or a one hour speedboat trip from Koh Pha Ngan and up to three hours from Koh Samui.
Information on how to get to Koh Tao…
Latest update Koh Tao honeymoon destination: 22 May, 2017