HIN WONG BAY ON KOH TAO ISLAND – COMPLETE TRAVEL GUIDE

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

I perused my Koh Tao map in search of a beach away from the more popular Koh Tao beaches and I discovered Ao Hin Wong Beach on the eastern coastline of Koh Tao.

 

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HOW TO GET TO HIN WONG BAY

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

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 carpark at the bottom.

There are no parking or entrance fees at Hin Wong Bay and it is a short 2-minute walk to the beach.

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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HIN WONG BAY KOH TAO

When I arrived at Hin Wong Bay the first thing I did was traverse 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 Hin Wong 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 Hin Wong Bay, 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 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

 

KOH TAO MAP

 

MORE THAILAND TRAVEL GUIDES

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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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MY CAMERA GEAR

• DSLR Mirrorless Camera: Sony A7ii 

• Drone Camera: DJI Mavic Pro 2

• GoPro: GoPro Hero 8 Black

• Everyday Lens: Sony F2.8 24/70mm

• Camera Bag: Lowepro Protactic 31L

• Selfie Stick: Sandmarc Metal Edition 1.2m 

• Tripod: Joby Flexible GorillaPod

• GoPro Dome: Underwater GoPro Dome

• Power Bank: Anker Powerbank

• External Hardrive: WD Elements 4TB

 

WHAT TO PACK FOR THAILAND?

• Waterproof Phone Case: Universal Waterproof Case

• Reusable Water Bottle: Hydro Flask Water Bottle

• Rain Jacket: North Face Rain Jacket

• Water Shoes: Slip-on Water Shoes

• Day Bag: Nomatic 20L Day Bag

• Power Adapter: Universal Power Adapter

• Packing Cubes: 4 Set Packing Cubes

• Microfibre Towel: Quick Dry Travel Towel

• Travel Insurance: World Nomads Travel Insurance

• Money Belt: Hidden Money Belt

 

If you have any questions about Hin Wong Bay in 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. 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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