in the Gulf of Siam 70km off the east coast of Thailand, between
Koh Tao is situated well away from the Tsunami area on the west
coast of Thailand. The climate is tropical throughout the year but
without the high humidity that affects the Thai mainland. Only accesible
by sea from either Koh
Samui, or Chumphon on the mainland, Koh Tao has been, until
recently. a carefully guarded secret.
sympathetic development is beginning to open the Island up to the
discerning tourist though there is still only one paved road on
the island which is little more than 21kmsq. Small motorbikes, which
can be hired locally, are the main form of transport, as well as
4WD pickups which double as taxis. Taxi boats, usually the traditional
colourful long tail, can take you to the stunning secluded bays
and coves around the island which are almost impossible to reach
forms of beach and ocean based pursuits are available thoughout
the island. There are also several excellent health, massage and
yoga spas to ease away your aches and pains. The brand new Orchid
Home Spa is located just 50m away and offers discounted treatments
to our clients.
Thailand is renowned the world over for its ancient healing arts.
This traditional eastern approach to health and wellbeing is perfected
at the nearby Orchid Home Spa. Various treatments are on offer tailored
to suite the individual but,whatever the personal goal, all programmes
share the same characteristics: pure pampering, total relaxation,
and revitalisation for body, mind and spirit.
taking in the unspoilt beauty of Aow Leuk Bay and the coral reefs,
the vibrant night life on Sairee beach or being uplifted by a Orchid
Home Spa wellness treatment you are sure to leave Koh Tao with a
renewed sense of outer health and inner calm.
and about Koh Tao
Sairee's white sandy beach stretches about 1.7km along the west
coast interrupted by only a few large scenic rock formations. Being
the most popular resort on the island Sairee offers a good range
of restaurants, shops, beach bars, scuba diving centres,travel and
email services. Also here is the fishery museum, The King Rama V
rock, police station, school and temple (Wat).
The commercial centre of Koh Tao but still managing to keep some
of its old fishing- village charm. Banks, ATMs, post office, travel
agents and government offices are located here, as well as the dive
schools, boutiques, restaurants and night spots. All the ferry boats
arrive here from Samui,
Located on the south coast this is the third largest beach. Much
quieter than Sairee but still ofers a similar variety of restaurants
and night life. The bay is beutifully framed by Taa
Toh lagoon to the east and Saan Jao beach to the west.
On the west coast this is one of the most beautiful beaches on Koh
Tao. There are a couple of simple restaurants in breathtaking surroundings.
The crystal clear water makes this am ideal spot for snorkelling
or padelling surrounded by tropical fish.
Only 10 minutes walk from Mae Haad and connected to Sai Nuan Bay
this is another excellent snorkelling site.
Well preserved secluded bay with excellent snorkelling, a dive resort
and watersport centre.
This unique group of 3 islands joined by narrow sand spits located
off the northeast coast is a "must see" for any visitor
to Koh Tao.
North and West Coast
There are several more small enchanting coves dotted around the
coast which are best reached by water taxi where you can spend the
day relaxing and swimming in the clear blue waters.