Koh Tao ‘TO DO list’

Looking for a tropical paradise in Thailand? Check out Koh Tao and find an activity that suits you best.

Koh Tao is an island in the southeast part of the bay of Thailand. It is close to the other two bigger islands, Koh Phangan (famous for full moon parties) and Koh Samui. You can reach Koh Tao by bus or train from Bangkok to either Chumpon or Surat Thani and take a ferry from there. In Thai ‘Koh’ means island and ‘Tao’ means turtle, so supposedly it is the island of turtles, but since a couple of decades ago the island has been overdeveloped and flooded by tourists, the turtles almost disappeared. A freediving instructor who has been living in Koh Tao for the past five years said he had seen turtles twice and a shark once.

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