Koh Tao

Koh Tao offers you a rare taste of paradise with colorful coral reefs in crystal clear warm water, serene palmfringed beaches and laid back exotic resorts of all budgets. Koh Tao scuba diving is famous for it's whaleshark adventures, beautiful reefs and Thailand Hotels.

The economy of the island is almost exclusively centered around tourism, especially scuba diving.

Ko Tao was named by its first settlers for the island's turtle-like geographic shape.[citation needed] Coincidentally, the island is an important breeding ground for Hawksbill turtles and Green turtles. Development of tourism has negatively impacted the health of these grounds but a breeding program organised in 2004 by the Royal Thai Navy and KT-DOC, a coalition of local scuba diving centres has reintroduced hundreds of juvenile turtles to the island's ecosystem.

The island is well known for scuba diving and snorkeling, and also offers some hiking. The most popular place for tourists is Sairee on the West coast, which has a white sandy beach of 1.7 km interrupted only by a few huge boulders and a scattering of medium budget resorts and restaurants. Chalok Baan Khao, to the south of the island is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative for those wishing to escape the crowds. A multitude of beautiful granite boulders, which nestle both in the forests and on the beaches of Ko Tao, attract a growing number of climbers who visit each year to enjoy the adventurous aspect of their sport.

 

29 °C


Clouds, few clouds


Wind4.1 m/s
Cloudiness20 %
Temperature (min/max)29/29 °C
Pressure1012 hpa
Humidity74 %
Last update: 27 Nov 2020 @ 16:26

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