Koh Tao – For Diving Enthusiasts, and Me

Koh Tao is a small island in Thailand, also known as the Turtle Island‘. It is easy accessible by ferry from Koh Samui/Koh Phangan (2 hours/30 minutes travel).

The best time to visit… february – april. Can suffer from bad weather october – december.

The place is popular with young backpackers, and this island price level reflects this. The less developed Koh Tao has more characteristic and charm than neighbour island Koh Samui. It is also more budget friendly, but not when there is a full moon party at Koh Phangan. I am sorry I did not stay here longer than one day.

The beaches here are clearer than the ones in Koh Samui (which hardly has any clear beaches), and explains why it’s popular with divers. I won’t lie, I did not go scuba diving. In stead I enjoyed a long walk, and a delicious latte at a café next to the pier. Life was just more relaxing here than in Koh Samui.

If in Koh Tao you need to take a speed boat to the Koh Nang Yuan, a true paradise if you appreciate clear waters!

Just passing by

Just passing by

Koh Tao ferry port

Koh Tao ferry port

Green boat in Koh Tao

Green boat in Koh Tao

Up the hill, first impression; Koh Tao is full of young life and very different from Koh Samui

Up the hill, first impression; Koh Tao is full of young life and very different from Koh Samui

Koh Tao elephant

Elephant in Koh Tao

Just arrived & all smiles!

Just arrived & all smiles!

Koh Tao road

Somehow when I’m travelling with Thomas I always end up walking… and walking..

Koh Tao beach

Fisherman’s boat in Koh Tao

Koh Tao to Koh Samui

Koh Tao to Koh Samui, by boat. Keep your eyes open.

2 flags in Koh Tao

2 flags in Koh Tao

Koh Tao coffee shop

A trendy coffee shop in Koh Tao, next to the ferry port

Koh tao iced coffee

Finally a decent ice coffee! I was loving every sip!

Koh Tao fish

A smiley fish in Koh Tao

Koh Tao fish sign

Funny sign. I hate it when people litter and I find a floating cigarette butt headed towards me in the ocean..

Koh Tao to Koh Nang Yuan by boat

Koh Tao to Koh Nang Yuan, by boat

Koh Tao beach

Koh Tao beach

Thomas Koh Tao

Thomas in Koh Tao, getting ready to see that place we saw in the magazine.

Koh Tao to Koh Nang Yuan by boat

Peaceful Life

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