Koh Tao: the most complete diver's guide to the island.

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 Koh Tao was that tiny island a few years ago where only divers came and those looking for utter tranquility and relaxation. But the peaceful island doesn't have anything left of it.

 

Koh Tao receives thousands of visitors every day, and it is illustrated by a walk through the nuclei of Mae Haad Town and Sairee Village. It now also offers a "full moon party" of its own and a vibrant night life.

 

All who has crossed Koh Tao can do nothing but suggest it! Koh Tao is a' must visit' due to its gorgeous beaches and being one of the best diving and snorkeling spots in Thailand.

 

How to get from and to Koh Tao

It is very convenient to get there from virtually any point (more or less close) in Thailand as it is a very touristic island.

 

Getting by plane to Koh Tao

This is the quickest and most convenient choice if you can afford internal flights.

 

Flying to Suratthani + the Koh Tao ferry

Nok Air, Air Asia, Thai Smile, and Thai Lion Air are the airlines making this voyage.

 

You need to know as general knowledge that there are three major ferry companies running these routes to go to Koh Tao, Koh Samui and Koh Pa Nga: Lomprayah, Songserm and Seatran.

You can purchase Koh Tao tickets at regular prices, with no extra fees.

 

How to get via Surat Thani to Koh Tao from Bangkok

If you are leaving Bangkok, the sensible thing to do is to go to Surat Thani, as it is closer to Koh Tao.

 

Departures from Surat Thani are provided by the Songserm and Lomprayah ferry companies.

 

How to get to Krabi or Suratthani from Koh Tao

You are more interested in moving to Surat Thani than to Chumphon in order to abandon Koh Tao to the south.

 

All three companies provide day-time ferries to Surat Thani, where travel to the train, bus or airport station is included. The price is approximately 800 baht. On their websites, you can search schedules and rates.


How to get from Koh Tao to Bangkok

If you are not sure, you can buy us a round trip. At Lomprayah Pier, you can purchase Koh Tao tickets. Then you can fly to Bangkok by bus to the airport.

 

How to get around Koh Tao Tao

Is it possible to walk Koh Tao on foot?

The majority of roads and routes can be completed on foot as a small island. You can walk around the area, depending on which area of the island you are staying in, and you would need transport to get to the other side of the island.

 

Koh Tao is an island which has a certain altitude, it should be noted. It has very steep climbs that make it rather long and heavy for walking tours.

 

Still, on small excursions, there are some really fascinating circuits to do. A little bit, we'll describe them to you.

 

Having by taxi around Koh Tao

There are pickups that do the job of a taxi. As for the "farang" (tourist in Thai), you must haggle quite the prices, the prices are much higher than for the locals. You should wait until the taxi is complete and the fare would be cheaper if you are not in a hurry.

 

If you want a cab for yourself, it will double the cost. You can ask for 200 baths for a journey of about 3 km to give you a guide.

 

Scooter: Is driving a motorbike on Koh Tao safe?

One of the most common ways of getting around the island is renting a motorbike on Koh Tao.

 

We advise you that if you want to ride all over the island by motorbike and reach the most secret beaches, you must have driving skills.

 

You need to have a foreign driver's license with a Form A license to drive a motorbike on Koh Tao. As many people drive simply with the B, this is important to remember, because this can be a fine if the police need your permit, or if you have an accident, an issue with insurance.

 

Much of the roads entering the bays are unconditioned, and wide dirt and gravel slopes are full of giant holes and potholes.

 

It is not easy to travel along Koh Tao's main paved tracks. In fact, for this reason, there are a lot of accidents. Many tourists driving motorbikes with bandages on their legs and arms can easily be seen. It is no longer the irrigation of a large accident, but also the burns that, due to the type of terrain, you will experience in a simple fall.

 

It takes about 200 baths a day to rent a motorcycle on Koh Tao. You've got bikes and automatic scooters going.

 

You sign a contract when you rent the bike as you look after the damage caused to the bicycle. Therefore, check the condition of the bike well, and take the images that you think are needed if you see that it has damaged or scratched areas.

They ask you to leave your passport as collateral for certain organizations, and for another sum of money.

 

In our view, it is important to wear a helmet (which we rented on Koh Tao motorcycles). We see a lot of travelers traveling on roads that are in really poor shape without a helmet, which we don't understand because they certainly wouldn't do it in their home countries.

 

Am I able to cycle around Koh Tao?

It is the least used transport on the island and it is rented by very few residents. It's a cheaper way to travel if you're fit, but like we said, you'll have to face steep climbs and dizzying descents to go from one part of the island to another.

 

Switch Koh Tao around by boat taxi

A long tail boat tour is another common way of touring the island. We will clarify what it is, and its average prices, in the section on the activities and places that can interest you in Koh Tao.

 

On Koh Tao, make your mark

Koh Tao has a couple of fun projects if you have a little corner on your trip to take a cable on the island.

 

Clínic of Animals. Aid the stray dogs on the island

We met Jae, a veterinarian who operates a clinic for ramshackle animals. It supports stray dogs (there are many), and attempts to sterilize what their skill allows.

 

She would not welcome "short-term" volunteers on her own, since it takes more time to deal with stray dogs. Drop by the clinic directly to speak to her if you think you should contribute anything!

 

You should bring him old sheets, necklaces and that kind of thing that always goes well for dogs if you are a dog lover!

 

Teaching at your local school

Koh Tao has a public school that accepts voluntary work in the medium/long term. In their coordinator's view, M. They had no particular project right now, but if you pass through the school, the individual who wants to spend some time in school doing English conversation with the kids, some kind of intense activity, etc., is always welcome.

 

They had housing for volunteers before, but not now.

And all sorts of school supplies are welcome, of course!

We leave Mr. Dusit's contact details to you: [email protected] Tel. +66817971485.

 

In a small supermarket called Tao Info Service Store, you can also find it.

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