What To See & Do on Koh Tao

Whilst the majority of people flock to Koh Tao to scuba dive and snorkel, this charming island has a great deal more to it than just underwater adventure. There are superb opportunities for trekking through the mountainous interior, with Ang Thong Marine National Park visible on a clear day and granite boulders for rock climbing.

But even on the coast there is plenty to do other than donning a mask, with sailing expeditions around the otherwise inaccessible sandy nooks a great way to see the island from a new perspective. Kayaks can also be rented while wakeboarding and cliff-jumping are perfect for adrenaline junkies.

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Most things to do on Koh Tao involve the water and fishing trips are also popular, and bookable through the majority of guesthouses, resorts and travel agencies. But the island has also developed a reputation as a wellness centre with yoga classes, beauty parlours and spas scattered around.

Mountain biking is not too popular through the island as rental bikes tend not to be well maintained and the inland trails can be dangerous. ATVs and dirt bikes can be hired although care should be taken not to disturb the locals which generally do not approve of these contraptions on narrow tracks. The latest fun Koh Tao activity is the trapeze which has set up at Haad Sairee. Trained experts teach participants to perfect their circus skills in complete safety.

And if all these Koh Tao activities sound a little to vigorous for your liking, there are countless sandy bays to relax with a book, chilled bohemian bars to watch films or listen to music and a mini-golf course for practising one’s swing. Or perhaps ten pin bowling is more your style?