Fly from Bangkok Catch a flight with Nok Air domestic airline from Bangkok to either Surat Thani or Chumphon. From either airport there is a shuttle provided by the ferry companies, either Lomprayah or Seatran to take you to the respective pier. From their you catch the ferry to Koh Tao .
Generally, we consider Koh Tao a safe destination to visit. But that’s not all – there has been a series of murders and mysterious deaths on the island, labelling Koh Tao ‘Death Island’. Combine that with drunken stupidity, motorbike accidents, and severe weather, then Koh Tao could be more dangerous than you think.
Koh Tao is one of Thailand’s most popular islands, especially for divers and snorkelers. But even if you don’t dive yourself, visiting Koh Tao is definitely worth it . The island does not offer many classic sights, but all the more exciting activities.
1) Flight to Koh Samui and then ferry to Koh Tao , the most expensive method, but the quickest and easiest. Most of the ferry services from Koh Samui are in the morning. However, there is an additional ferry at 5pm from Nathon pier (Lomprayah). 2) Flight to Chumphon, then bus to pier then ferry to Koh Tao .
Past travelers have spent, on average, ฿272 ($9.06) on meals for one day and ฿254 ($8.48) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Koh Tao for a couple is ฿828 ($28). So, a trip to Koh Tao for two people for one week costs on average ฿15,085 ($503).
Koh Tao attracts a fairly young crowd , and Sairee Beach has several events pretty much every night. It’s great fun to stroll along the beach and visit beach bars, nightclubs and eateries side by side facing the ocean, as well as explore the bars and restaurants of adjoining Sairee Village too.
The blacktip reef shark is the most common shark seen in the warm coastal waters around Koh Tao . While the young generally stay close to the island, swimming around the shallow bays, the larger adults have been seen on some of the of the deeper dive sites a little further away from Koh Tao .
A. Yes, Koh Tao is a party island as it offers the best of Thailand’s nightlife.
Ko Tao is one of Thailand’s most popular tourist spots. Although the Bangkok Post cannot decide if it receives 132,000 or three million visitors a year, it does receive a lot. The island is well known for scuba diving and snorkeling, as well as hiking, rock climbing, and bouldering.
Discounting your arrival and departure days , three days would be a good time to spend exploring and doing some activities too. Remember though that a snorkel trip will cost you a full day and if you want to try diving too, that’s really another day.
Koh Tao is a small island and it’s possible to walk about and explore most of it in 3–4 days. The roads here are about 80% concrete, and the remainder is dirt track. The main roads are fairly new and wide and there are continuing roadworks around the island.
Samui is a very safe destination to visit, but like all places that attracts large crowds, problems can occur if you’re not aware of them beforehand. Most of these potential scams and hazards are fortunately already pretty well-known and may even sound obvious to experienced travellers.
There is no airport , and no bus or train stations on Koh Tao .
Koh Tao is the main scuba diving destination in the Gulf of Thailand primarily because of its shallow coral reefs that are teaming with marine life. The whole island is ringed with coral reefs, rock pinnacles and ecological diversity.
From Chumphon to Koh Tao starting from 06:00 Mae Haad Koh Tao until 06:00 Mae Haad Koh Tao . Ferry tickets – ฿500 to ฿650. ferry +van price : ฿500 – ฿750.