Hin Wong Bay On Koh Tao Island – Visitor’s Guide

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Hin Wong Bay Koh Tao is a beautiful beach surrounded by large boulders, crystal clear waters, and it offers one of the best Koh Tao snorkeling spots.

I perused Google maps in search of a beach away from the more popular beaches and I discovered Ao Hin Wong Beach on the eastern coastline of the island.

I have put together this complete guide of where to find Hin Wong Bay Koh Tao and what to expect when you arrive.

 

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WHERE IS HIN WONG BAY?

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

Click here to see the location on Google maps.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

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.

Hin Wong Bay is very easy to access as the main road leads all the way down to Ao Hin Wong Beach and there is a small car park at the bottom.

There are no parking or entrance fees and it’s a short 2-minute walk to the beach.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

When I arrived, the first thing I did was traversed across the large boulders that lined the southern end of Ao Hin Wong Bay to see what I could find.

Apart from a local fisherman on the rocks trying to catch his lunch, there wasn’t much to do at this end of the beach and I couldn’t go much further across the boulders as it was more difficult than what I had intended.

I headed back along the trail between the palm trees to the north end of the bay and found a beautiful patch of sand to perch up and go for a quick swim.

I was surprised to see no more than 10 people down on Ao Hin Wong Beach knowing that there were thousands of tourists on Koh Tao during this holiday season.

If you’re looking for a quiet beach away from crowds and one of the best Koh Tao snorkeling spots, head to the east side of Koh Tao Island and discover the beauty of Ao Hin Wong, where the jungle meets the sea.

 

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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 of the best places to stay to suit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.

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 within 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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AIRBNB KOH TAO

Another option for accommodation is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals on the island.

Use the search box below to find all available Airbnb’s in Koh Tao.

 

 

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FINAL THOUGHTS

I hope you found this guide useful and if you have any questions about Hin Wong Bay Koh Tao please drop me a line below this post and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

 

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Jonny Melon
Jonny Melon

Hey, I’m Jonny – surfer, skater, photographer, and coffee-lover from Australia!

With a burning passion for travel and the outdoors, I launched this Adventure Travel Blog in 2017, and I’ve been exploring the world ever since!

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2 Comments

  1. Anwesha Dey
    July 19, 2019 / 5:33 pm

    Hey Johhny,
    A big hello from India! Loved your travel stories. I am planning a Thailand trip between 4th-12th October and looking forward to visit Koh Phangan, Koh Tao and Koh Samui. Need your advice and if these places are worthy enough for my 9 day-trip.

    Keep inspiring us to see the world 🙂

    Cheers
    Ann

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      July 20, 2019 / 11:32 pm

      Hi, glad you love the blog! Yes these islands are indeed well worth the visit! Enjoy 🙂

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