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Koh Tao Activities

Koh Tao Activities

Koh Tao: Activities

Trekking

There are quite a few tracks to explore all around the island. Not only will it be healthy and save you some money, but this way you will discover the real beauty of Koh Tao. Savour the variety of the mangroves, enjoy the spectacular panorama from the mountain top or dip into the warm water of a lonely little bay. Please bring enough mineral water to avoid dehydration, sunblock and a good hat to prevent sun burn or heat stroke, and naturally, don’t forget your camera.


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Shopping

Don’t be afraid, there might be a few western luxury items missing, but you can get nearly everything you need righ one Koh Tao. Mae Haad is the main shopping area. Around the island are plenty of supermarkets, open from early moring until 10:30pm, and though they offer less variety than the mainland, the essentials can be found.

Quality scuba dive & snorkel equipment as well as stylish, unique beach wear can be bought for bargain prices.

There are also a multitude of little shops that seem to be specializing only in one thing: to have everything! Shirts, sarongs, hammocks, souvenirs, coconut oil, shoes, second hand books, music cd’s, the list could be endless.

Original ethnic souvenirs made from ceramic, coconut, shells or bamboo and unique jewelry made from silver, leather and precious stones are offered in several shops as well as from vendors at the roadside.

Except in the big stores you can try to haggle the price, but always remember to be friendly and reasonable.

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Night Life

Koh Tao at night can be surprisingly exciting and if you like to party all night long you’ve come to the right place.

The major dance sports around the island are mostly right on the beach, but some can be even found on a hilltop. They impress with original modern or ethnic design and DJ’s from all over the world come to show their best.

Koh Tao at night can be surprisingly exciting and if you like to party all night long you’ve come to the right place.


The major dance sports around the island are mostly right on the beach, but some can be even found on a hilltop. They impress with original modern or ethnic design and DJ’s from all over the world come to show their best.

To find out what’s up look out for advertising at shops and taxis. But basically there is a rave going on somewhere every night. The established and famous Full, Half and Black Moon parties are in particular recommended and are as god, if not better, than in Samui or Phangan.

There are also a few pub-like venues that show movies and sports, as well as have pool tables.

The very few beer bars have their usual temptations, but like everywhere else may involve financial & health risks.

Look out for new places that are opening all the time, like recently a new cocktail lounge.

Babaloo Bar - Chalok Baan Kao-Saan Jao Beach

One of the most secluded party spots, open air dancing on a private beach, chill out area, psychedelic decor, fire jugglers, cool people, int.l DJ’s, Mondays special party.

Barracuda - Cafe’ & Bar - Mae Haad

The most diverse venue on the rock. Fantastic Indian, Thai & Western menu. BBQ’s, MTV, films & sports, wicked tunes & wild parties. End of the pier road, towards Chalok.

Dry Bar - North Sairee Beach

Drink naturally at the Dry Bar. It is the islands only tree bar. Serving the coolest drinks and to notch tunes. Open daily 4pm-11pm.

Safety Stop Pub (est. 1994) – Mae Haad

Where friends & locals meet. Beautiful sunsets at Happy Hour. Live Premier League football & Formula 1. Sat nights at 22:00 “Groove Yard”, funk, disco & house you’ll dance to.

Venus - Beach Bar-Sairee Beach

Love & beauty through nature, art and music. Tao’s most atmospheric venue with the best vibe, international DJ’s every night. Wednesdays Beach Funk, Party on Saturdays.

The Whitening – Bar & Restaurant – Mae Haad

It’s stylish restaurant has a diverse selection of fine Thai & Western cuisine. Cool sounds from the bar lead to a relaxed atmosphere for drinking & dining. Friday night is party night!

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