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Best beach in Koh Tao

Steep road that is worth the hassle! Amazing beach, for isolated and the snorkeling there was... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Yoav H

one of the 2 best places to dive and snorkel in Koh Tao. Best fauna of the island and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 January 2013

We stayed just above this bay for three weeks and I can honestly say we had the most amazing snorkeling experiences! My partner even swam with a blacktip reef shark and in Tanote Bay you can see "cauliflower" shaped jellyfish in the loveliest shades of...More

7  Thank englishpeninsula
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

I was on Ko Tao for 4 days in June 2010 and had some of the best snorkeling there on Ko Nang Yuan, in Ao Tanote and Ao Luek. I came back with hundreds of underwater pictures of fish in beautiful coral and underwater scenery....More

4  Thank JohnnyJohnny11
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Steep road that is worth the hassle! Amazing beach, for isolated and the snorkeling there was amazing, highly recommended. We were in quite a few beaches in Koh Tao, this one is rated #1 (with Ao Leuk which is very close as #2 and then...More

1  Thank Yoav H
Reviewed 15 August 2018

one of the 2 best places to dive and snorkel in Koh Tao. Best fauna of the island and beautiful corals.

Thank Godofwater
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We stayed at the nearby guesthouse for 5 days and everyday we came here to swim, sunbathe and snorkel. We were in September 2017 and there was not so many people, what made our beach stay only better. You have many restaurants at the beach,...More

2  Thank Departure475807
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

This is a stunning part of the island, we saw it by boat so didn’t actually stay there, but we dived here and the marine life is amazing for both diving and snorkelling.

Thank Lecia C
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Tanote Bay is a nice beach located on the east side of Koh Tao. The waves are small as it is sheltered and the snorkelling is awesome! It was the best by the huge rock in the water. There was live coral and many different...More

2  Thank Coral O
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Went snorkelling here one day, accessible by motorbike (a winding road but in a good condition). Some other beaches had very shallow water but here it was easy to go snorkelling. My second time snorkelling but I think it was a good place to see...More

Thank M1nnakas
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We went to this beach to hang out and cool off in the ocean. Didn’t even know how much there is to see here! We had snorkels and masks and we spent ages exploring the reefs. There’s tons of fish including my favourite parrot fish!...More

Thank MoonByrne
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Really cool beach to hang out one afternoon, there is a rock that you can jump from just beware of the climb!

Thank André F
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Interesting beach to snorkel from out to Shrark island and around coastal rocks but be careful of strong waves and currents. Wait until after 8.30 am when the seaweed has been cleared or it's like swimming in a bowl of cornflakes.

1  Thank Duck417
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Spent the morning relaxing on this beach. Quite a steep and bendy road to get there, but well worth it. Wish I had booked one of the beach villas rather than where I had stayed.

Thank Chris R
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