Koh Tao got its name from its island’s outline which resembles a turtle nosediving towards Koh Phangan, its neighbour island. The rugged shell of the turtle, representing lush rainforests and hilly landscape to the east, and sandy beaches as its underbelly to the west. Koh Tao is an incredible island of approximately 21 km², only accessible by sea way. One of the popular ways of travel is from Koh Samui via a 2.5hour public high speed catamaran transfer. Reduce waiting and travel time by chartering your own private speedboat from Footloos!
Ko Tao is every backpacker’s wonderland. From highly rewarding viewpoint hikes, scooting through coconut mangroves and coastlines, natural rock climbing, Muay
With over 90 PADI, SSI and Apnea dive schools sprouting on the island, Koh Tao maintains its reputation as the Dive Mecca of Asia and keeps prices highly competitive for travelers seeking the best affordable deals. Every year, Koh Tao receives an average of over 100,000 international dive enthusiasts on dive vacations and 40% amongst them are new divers seeking to get dive certified.
Don’t worry if diving isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of snorkeling, beach chilling, and activities to do. Just a 20mins long tail boat ride will take you to an unbelievable private island escape, Koh Nang Yuan offers an incredible island hopping with long soft sandy white beaches and shallow waters for water sports and snorkeling with a myriad of friendly fish species. Yes, Koh Tao may be a diver’s paradise, but it’s so much more than that, waiting to be discovered.