If you are looking for an unconventional tourist destination in Thailand, you must consider a visit to Koh Tao Island. With a name that means “turtle island,” it is one of the country’s best spots for scuba diving. You can also roam around via motorcycle in the morning or enjoy its vibrant nightlife at sundown.
Here are seven must-try experiences to make the most of your stay in Koh Tao:
1. Earn your PADI certification
Thailand is one of the best places to obtain a PADI certification for diving. Though the island is small, you can find several diving schools that offer three or four-day courses at an affordable rate. You stand to learn many things from their qualified instructors. If you only want to go leisure diving, however, Discover Scuba Diving will be best for you.
2. Stroll through the pubs
Aside from the diving spots, Koh Tao is also known for its pub crawls. That’s why Koh Tao Pub Crawl tank tops are common among those who are backpacking through Southeast Asia. The pubs are part of the area’s vibrant nightlife, and you can even get a free bucket of beer with either a free T-shirt or tank top. Tourists often go for the latter because of Thailand’s tropical climate.
You can start the pub crawl by visiting a ladyboy cabaret and end up at a club featuring fire dancers. These wild but exciting nights occur every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
3. Relax at Sairee Beach
The largest beach on the island is perfect for day-drinking while enjoying the chill view from the shore. After consuming a few rounds or bottles from the bars stretching throughout Koh Tao’s west coast, you can head straight to the ocean for a dip!
4. Snorkel at Koh Nang Yuan
Head over to Koh Nang Yuan during the day to see more amazing beaches and swimming locations. It is a short boat ride away from Koh Tao, and you can enjoy an amazing view of the islands by scaling any of its high peaks for a reasonable cost.
5. Motorcycle escapades
Koh Tao is more than just the beach and the nightlife. Renting a motorcycle is a cost-efficient way to explore this part of Thailand as you cruise through the limitless wonders this paradise has to offer. Make sure that you rent from trustworthy companies because the shady ones can rip you off for supposed “damage” that you did not inflict on the bike.
6. Sunset swimming at Sairee Beach
Swimming by sunset is such a romantic sight and is also the perfect time of the day to go for one last swim because the water temperature is perfect. That picturesque moment can be one of the best moments of your Koh Tao trip.
7. Travel to Chalok Baan Kao
If the main Koh Tao area seems busy for you, head to Chalok Baan Kao, which is a short distance away from Sairee Beach. Head there for quieter moments as you enjoy Koh Tao’s natural wonders.
With these activities for you at Koh Tao, you wouldn’t want to stay indoors for long. Head out and experience the wonders that this island has to offer.
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