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7 Great things to do in Koh Tao

There are so many great things to do in Koh Tao. When I have a hard day in reality life (working), I always go back to my little Island in Thailand with the name Koh Tao. I think the majority of people know about this Island. Why? Because it´s a good place to be. You can go diving, being on the beach, have Thai massage or Thai food or Thai beer, Thai sunset and Thai Paradise. It just have an irresistible vibe of happiness and peace. I will now give you,  my 7 best things to do in Koh Tao.


Sairee Beach at Bans diving resort is one of many - Great things to do in Koh Tao

7 Great things to do in Koh Tao

1. Diving

If you wanna get your diving license go to Koh Tao. Why? Because we all do, pretty much. It is 2nd in the world when it comes to certifying scuba divers. The best – the water is nice and warm and the dive sites has a beautiful marine life and vibrant colorful corals. The prices are very affordable, sometimes you get free accommodation while doing the curse. You have a top choice when it comes to choosing your dive center, around 70 options. Most of the time you can get an instructor that speak your native language – Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish, German and English most likely even more languages.

 7 Great things to do in Koh Tao is diving

First time solo with my dive buddy one of the really 7 Great things to do in Koh Tao

Under the Sea. Darling it´s better,

down here we got no troubles only Bubbles


Learned to scuba dive in Koh Tao with Bans Diving – Had a great time!

2. Beach

Sairee Beach is where all kind of people are hanging out, you will see backpackers having their scuba adventures as well as buckets: you will learn when being in Thailand. Sairee Beach offers irresistible sunset view, if you combine that with some Thai food and a beer you will pretty much be a happy person. Why Sairee? If you like to be social, have good space and great access to food and cold drinks or Thai massage, then it´s a great spot for you.

There are other more Beautiful beaches around the island, you can discover them with renting a scooter or taking a taxi. I think Ayesha Cantrell did a great job on What`s the best beach on Koh Tao

Snorkel: Shark Bay and Mango Bay

7 Great things to do in Koh Tao - Sairee Beach

 7 Great things to do in Koh Tao is more diving

3. Koh Nangyan Island

You need to get yourself into a longtail boat and cross over to the island. It cost 100 bath to enter this paradise and you are not allowed to have plastic bottles. Go early, if you want to avoid some of the crowed. You should walk up to the viewing point and get yourself a postcard photo. Remember to bring snorkeling gear for some seductive snorkeling, it´s good. If there is one thing you should do in Koh Tao, I think this is the one.

7 Great things to do in Koh Tao

7 Great things to do in Koh Tao

7 Great things to do in Koh Tao


4. Eating

If you want my favorite place to eat Thai food it´s Su Chili – and it´s Delicious, it is without a view but with great food. When, I want a view and some great seafood, I go to the walking street and just pick the fish that looks tasty and sit down and watch the sunset go down and waiting for my fish to be ready. If I want really tasty meat, I go for Bang Burgers so good and so many flavors when it comes to their french fries dips. When the night is one and I get a bit hungry, I have the world most famous pancakes, banana, nutella, lime and more choices. If I feel like saving money, I go to 7eleven and have cheese/ham croissant with their soda water, so many times a winner on a fun night in KT or for breakfast. Very often I end up having lunch at Bans Diving and great food as well, my regular spot, because it was close to my room. Next to Ben there is Bing with a Chicken Sandwich or a Chicken Burger, they are completely the same except from the price. Chicken Sandwich is more affordable and of course the winner.

Fun fact, I really think 7eleven in Thailand are the best in the world. They have everything there! Everything.

For more places to eat on this awesome Island check out – Koh Tao Foodies

Su chili - the place to eat and is one of Great things to do in Koh Tao




Happy girl done eating

   things to do in Koh Tao is eating spring rolls

FishBowl and Loutus are great bars

You can easily forget the time when having fun here

Fire Work Show at Loutus

Lotus Bar

They have the best fire work shows on the Island. Amazing place with a great vibe and music. This place will hypnotize you and make you want to never leave the island!

Friends having fun at Lotus bar

7 Great things to do in Koh Tao


This is the bar  – Were you, at the end of the night have a friend from each continent in the world, almost.  Great people with a lot of good stories to tell or to drink for.

7 Great things to do in Koh Tao is having a real party


5. Thai massage

When in Thailand, you have to get Thai Massage. It will just make your life better and also supporting the locals. They are great for your body and not so bad for your wallet. I love having them all. Thai massage, that is with cloths on and very comfortable. Then the deep tissue massage are with a bikini and oil. It is really nice if you have been on a long travel to reach the island or on the beach – LOL. They will also give you ginger tea, that is so tasty so drink up and keep healthy. Tipping is not customary in Thailand, but if you had a great massage, it is nice to give something and will always be appreciated.


Thai Massage - 7 Great things about Koh Tao

After one hour massage

6. Sunset


A great sunset spot is Sairee Beach

Sunset at Sairee Beach - 7 Great things to do in Koh Tao


7 Great things to do in Koh Tao is to watch a sunset




7. Island life

Koh Tao gives me gravity and irresistible peace. It is difficult to explain this feeling completely, I feel it in my heart. I love this charming Island in the Gulf of Thailand. It has it´s own beauty. There is a lot of happy people there, living the dream. It is just beautiful. Yes, there is tourist visiting, you don´t feel like you are standing in line for being there. Koh Tao is a great community, you feel welcome wherever you walk. The people, are from all over the world. You are in Thailand, but end up going home with friends from Australia, Argentina, England, Netherlands, Israel and USA. Fascinating combo, that makes this island a great spot to be for some seductive experiences. Now you have 7 great things to do in Koh Tao, add this Island on your bucket list.


Viewpoint of Sairee Beach, Koh Tao - 7 Great things to do in Koh Tao


Travel Style

I have been traveling to this Island as a female solo traveler and I absolutely loved it. Did never have a feeling of unsafe. Then I returned back with my sister on vacation and had a great time all over again. This island has room for everyone and any type of traveler.

7 Great things to do in Koh Tao

How to get there

From Bangkok to Koh Tao


7 Great things to do in Koh Tao (screenshot)

  1. Go Diving – Lighthouse, Red Rock, Twins, Chumpon Pinnacle, HTMS Sattakut
  2. Sairee Beach for some sunbathing
  3.  Koh Nangyan Island, make people jealous back home
  4. Su Chili for some thai food
  5. Thai Massage because you deserve it
  6. Sunset some where one the Island – Sairee Beach a great spot
  7. Island life, just enjoy the vibe and the crowd