Koh Tao

Koh Tao island

Diving nirvana

Koh Tao island review

The tiny Koh Tao – which translates literally to Turtle Island – is the epitome of tropical paradise. Living up to its name of being the turtle island, Koh Tao is famed for being the choice diving location in all of the Gulf of Thailand. Besides diving, Koh Tao does pack quite the punch too with an assortment of small, cute beaches.

A short hop from the diving nirvana of Koh Tao lies Koh Nang Yuan, another famed highlight of this destination. It is the only landmass in the world that presents three distinct islands connected by spits of white sand. Did you know that Red Hot Chilli Peppers once rented the whole island chain to start writing hit album Californication? With such an outstanding panoramic vista – it’s no wonder.

Despite its reputation as the Dive Mecca of Thailand, Koh Tao island promises plentiful dwelling choices, cozy cafes, expat-run restaurants, eco-adventures, and palm tree-lined beaches for a jungle-esque feeling. Finishing with fantastic hilltop views – the Koh Tao package might look small, but it is undoubtedly not incomplete.

When you find yourself on Koh Tao, you have probably gone through a few other islands before reaching. Depending on what you want to cross off your bucket list, all of Koh Nang Yuan, Koh Samui, and Koh Phangan are places you should visit. The Ang Thong Marine Park also holds a lot of scenic appeal and surprises for you, should you choose to accept that location for a day trip.

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