FREEDOM BEACH KOH TAO – THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

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Freedom Beach Koh Tao is by far my favorite beach on the island and it is rated one of the best Koh Tao beaches by locals and tourists! Freedom Beach Koh Tao is located on the south coast of the island.

I have put together this complete guide to Freedom Beach Koh Tao including how to get there and what to expect!

 

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HOW TO GET TO FREEDOM BEACH KOH TAO

Freedom Beach Koh Tao is a short 10-minute drive from Sairee Beach, the main tourist hub of Koh Tao.

Freedom Beach has decent road access and when I visited there were no parking or entrance fees. Freedom Beach Koh Tao is a short 2-minute walk to the beach from the jump-off point.

The best way to get around Koh Tao is to rent a scooter for 150 Baht per day to explore all four corners of the island. There are dozens of scooter rental stores in and around town and most accommodations offer scooter rentals too.

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FREEDOM BEACH KOH TAO

Freedom Beach Koh Tao is one of the smaller Koh Tao beaches but the beauty and scenic vibes make up for its size. Freedom Beach is a must-see location on your list of things to do in Koh Tao!

This fine white sandy beach is tucked away under a shady palm tree and mangrove jungle with some of the clearest, bluest water on the island.

A shallow reef can be found just off the shoreline at Freedom Beach Koh Tao with an abundance of corals and schools of fish which is known to be one of the best Koh Tao snorkeling spots!

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FREEDOM BEACH KOH TAO

I spent an hour or so chilling in a hammock at Freedom Beach Koh Tao while sipping on a fresh coconut that I had bought from the woman working at the beachside food shack.

There is also a cheap local restaurant nestled into the eastern corner of Freedom Beach Koh Tao which is a great spot for a bite to eat and something to drink.

Once you’ve spent some enjoyable time at Freedom Beach Koh Tao, make sure to head around the corner along the beach boardwalk to Taa Toh Beach and Chalok Baan Bay to discover some more of the best Koh Tao beaches.

You can also access the John Suwan Viewpoint (my favorite viewpoint) from Freedom Beach Koh Tao. Just make your way back to the carpark and look for the ‘viewpoint’ signs which will point you in the right direction to the start of the trail to John Suwan Viewpoint.

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WHERE TO STAY IN KOH TAO

Koh Tao has hundreds of accommodations to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few the best places to stay in Koh Tao to suit the needs of budget backpackers and luxury travelers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

Luxury: Sai Daeng Resort Koh Tao

I personally stayed at Sai Daeng Resort and can’t recommend this place enough! This 4-star accommodation is located right on the beachfront and features an outdoor swimming pool, a bar and restaurant on the beach, water sports activities, a shared lounge, free wifi and shuttle service. The rooms are modern and spacious, fitted with air conditioning, flat-screen tv, a fridge and kettle, work desk, private bathroom and balcony with ocean views. Buffet breakfast is also included for all guests. Perfect place to stay for couples, families and friends.

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Mid Range: Wind Beach Resort

Wind Beach Resort is the best value-pick accommodation located in the main tourist hub, Sairee Beach. Featuring a beachfront bar and restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, Thai massage services and free wifi. The rooms are fitted with beautiful wooden furniture and decor, air conditioning, flat-screen tv, minibar, ensuite bathroom and ocean views. Great place to stay in Koh Tao for couples, friends and families!

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Budget: Koh Tao Central Hostel

Koh Tao Central Hostel is rated one of the best budget accommodations for solo travelers, friends and couples. Centrally located in Mae Hadd and walking distance to the beach. There are dormitory-style rooms with air conditioning, free wifi, power sockets, lockers and privacy curtains on all beds. Also at this hostel is a shared outdoor deck with cushions and a common area for guests to enjoy during their stay.

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FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY IN KOH TAO, SEARCH ON AGODA OR SEARCH ON BOOKING.COM

 

MORE THAILAND TRAVEL GUIDES

Thailand Travel Guide: 3 Week Thailand Itinerary

Bangkok Travel Guide: 5 Things To Do In Bangkok

Koh Tao Travel Guide: 15 Things To Do In Koh Tao

Chiang Mai Travel Guide: 10 Things To Do In Chiang Mai

Pai Travel Guide: 10 Things To Do In Pai

Krabi Travel Guide: 5 Best Beaches in Krabi 

 

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• Microfibre Towel: Quick Dry Travel Towel

• Travel Insurance: World Nomads Travel Insurance

• Money Belt: Hidden Money Belt

 

If you have any questions about Freedom Beach Koh Tao please drop me a line below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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2 Comments

  1. March 6, 2019 / 3:22 pm

    very beautiful scenery … Hopefully its beauty will be maintained

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      March 7, 2019 / 7:26 pm

      Yes it was amazing and I hope so too 🙂

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