THE 5 BEST KOH TAO VIEWPOINTS – THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

THE 5 BEST KOH TAO VIEWPOINTS – THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

Looking for some awesome adventures on Koh Tao?! I have put together this Ultimate Guide of the 5 Best Koh Tao Viewpoints to add to your list of things to do on Koh Tao Island, Thailand!

 

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5 BEST KOH TAO VIEWPOINTS

#1 JOHN SUWAN VIEWPOINT

John Suwan Viewpoint Koh Tao is my favourite Koh Tao viewpoint on the island and an adventure not to be missed! I hiked for 20-minutes to the top of John Suwan Viewpoint one early morning for sunrise and was rewarded with a stunning panoramic view at the top.

HOW TO GET TO JOHN SUWAN VIEWPOINT KOH TAO

John Suwan Viewpoint Koh Tao is a 15-minute drive from Sairee Beach, the main tourist hub of Koh Tao. John Suwan Viewpoint has decent road access and when I visited this spot for sunrise there were no parking or entrance fees. However, some people told me they hiked to the John Suwan Viewpoint during the day and had to pay a 50 Baht entrance fee.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT JOHN SUWAN VIEWPOINT KOH TAO

I arrived in the car park at the starting point to John Suwan Viewpoint at around 5:45am and found a sign with ‘viewpoint’ written on it and an arrow pointing the way. The trail is rocky with some make-shift stairs and you’ll also come across a few spots where there are ropes anchored in place to help you scale some bigger boulders, which was my favourite part of the adventure! The hike to John Suwan Viewpoint Koh Tao is not that strenuous and it takes approximately 20-minutes from bottom to top.

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#2 KOH NANG YUAN VIEWPOINT

Koh Nang Yuan is a unique tropical island in southern Thailand and one of the best day trips to be had from the nearby Koh Tao Island. Experience the ultimate serenity and tranquillity on Nang Yuan Island, where you’ll find beautiful beaches, panoramic Koh Tao viewpoints and some of Thailand’s best scuba diving sites.

HOW TO GET TO KOH NANG YUAN

Koh Nang Yuan Island is only accessible by taxi boat and the most popular route to get to Nang Yuan Island is by organising a day trip from the nearby island, Koh Tao. The boat trip to Koh Nang Yuan from Koh Tao takes approximately 15-minutes across the channel.

Here are a couple of options to book a day trip to Koh Nang Yuan listed below:

Option #1: Ask a local 

I found the easiest and cheapest way to get over to Koh Nang Yuan is to head down to the northern end of Sairee Beach where all the boats are lined up and find a local who has a boat that is willing to take you over to Nang Yuan Island. My friends and I did exactly this and we were able to barter a price of 1000 Baht between the five of us (200 Baht per person) for a return trip.

Option #2: Tourist Office

You can book a day trip to Koh Nang Yuan from any of the tourist information offices dotted around the Mae Haad Pier and Sairee Beach areas. Expect to pay between 250-350 Baht per person if you book with this option as the tour companies charge more so they can make a commission.

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KOH NANG YUAN VIEWPOINT

The best adventure to be had on Koh Nang Yuan Island is hiking to the famous viewpoint that overlooks the entire island. It is an easy 15-minute hike to the Koh Nang Yuan viewpoint via a concrete path that leads the way through a small forest, up some stairs and then a quick scramble along a couple of large boulders, finally emerging at the viewpoint.

Incredible panoramic views await at the top of the Koh Nang Yuan viewpoint, with an aerial perspective overlooking Nang Yuan Island and a glimpse of the beautiful western coastline of Koh Tao.

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#3 LOVE KOH TAO VIEWPOINT

The Love Koh Tao Viewpoint is one of the most popular Koh Tao Viewpoints. With panoramic views overlooking Tanote Bay and the eastern coastline of the island, the Love Koh Tao Viewpoint is not to be missed!

HOW TO GET TO LOVE KOH TAO VIEWPOINT

Love Koh Tao Viewpoint is located in the centre of the island. It’s a short 15-minute drive from Sairee Beach, the main tourist hub on the island. Love Koh Tao Viewpoint has good road access and a carpark at the top of the hill.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE LOVE KOH TAO VIEWPOINT

There is an entry fee of 20 Baht to take photos at the Love Koh Tao viewpoint or alternatively if you buy something to eat or drink then the entry fee is waived.

Love Koh Tao viewpoint is a fantastic spot to watch the sunrise as it faces east over the Gulf Of Thailand. If you’re not a morning person, no worries, Love Koh Tao is also a great spot for lunch and a freshly squeezed fruit juice.

There a number of great photo opportunities at the Love Koh Tao viewpoint, including the @lovekohtao sign, the netted beds and the big colourful welcome sign. Love Koh Tao is one of my favourite Koh Tao viewpoints for a short visit in between some beach hopping.

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#4 SUNSET VIEWPOINT

Koh Tao island has some pretty incredible viewpoints but I have to say that the Sunset View Point Koh Tao makes it into the top 5! Located high in the hills in the northern end of the island,  Sunset View Point Koh Tao offers incredible west facing views overlooking the popular Sairee Beach and a popular spot for sunset.

HOW TO GET TO SUNSET VIEWPOINT KOH TAO

Sunset View Point Koh Tao is a short 15-minute drive from Sairee Beach, the main tourist hub on the island. Sunset View Point Koh Tao has decent road access, but it is very steep and you may end up having to walk up the hill if your scooter doesn’t make it. Look out for the ‘High Rock View Point – Sunset Point’ sign on the left-hand side of the road as you come up the steep hill and make a left turn here. If the track is muddy you may have to walk, otherwise, you can drive all the way up and over to the viewpoint.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT SUNSET VIEW POINT KOH TAO

I arrived at Sunset View Point Koh Tao around 3pm, well before the sunset, as I assumed there would be no tourists here at this time and sure enough, I was right. My friends and I bought a soft drink each for 40 Baht and this also counted for the entrance fee, much cheaper than the fee at Mango Viewpoint from where we had just come from.

Once we had bought a drink from the friendly local man, he kindly let us pass through his make-shift netted gate and from here it was a short one-minute walk through the trees before we emerged at one of the best Koh Ta viewpoints.

There are large boulders at Sunset View Point Koh Tao that make for a perfect photo opportunity with panoramic views of the western coastline of the island. There are also some hammocks tied up between the trees for a very comfortable chill session while you wait for the sunset.

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#5 MANGO VIEWPOINT

Mango Viewpoint Koh Tao is rated as one of the best Koh Tao viewpoints on the island, especially for sunset! Located high in the hills on Koh Tao island, Mango Viewpoint is a great spot to spend a couple of hours chilling in a hammock, reading a book, playing board games or sipping on a freshly squeezed juice.

HOW TO GET TO MANGO VIEWPOINT KOH TAO

Mango Viewpoint Koh Tao is located high in the hills in the north of the island. It’s a short 15-minute drive from Sairee Beach, the main tourist hub on the island. Mango Viewpoint Koh Tao has decent road access, but it is very steep and you may end up having to walk up the hill if your scooter doesn’t make it.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT MANGO VIEWPOINT KOH TAO

When you arrive at Mango Viewpoint Koh Tao, there is an entrance fee of 100 Baht, which is a higher cost than other Koh Tao viewpoints but the view is definitely worth the $ in my opinion!

Incredible panoramic views welcome you upon arrival to Mango Viewpoint Koh Tao and a small restaurant and juice bar resides on the hillside. My friends and I made our selves comfortable on the large cushions while we took in the awe-inspiring views of Koh Tao’s western coastline and the beautiful Sairee Beach.

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Mango Viewpoint – Best Viewpoints On Koh Tao – @alexinwanderland 

Mango Viewpoint – Best Koh Tao Viewpoints

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 my personal favourite places to stay in Koh Tao to suit budget backpackers and luxury travellers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

Luxury: Sai Daeng Resort Koh Tao

Mid Range: Wind Beach Resort

Budget: Koh Tao Central Hostel

For all other accommodations in Koh Tao, you can click HERE to search on booking.com

If you have any questions about The 5 Best Koh Tao Viewpoints please drop me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

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