Sairee Beach is the biggest, busiest and most popular beach on Koh Tao Island. Sairee Beach is the main tourist hub on Koh Tao and it seriously has it all, from beachside bars & restaurants to dive shops and night markets. Oh, and I forgot to mention – Sairee Beach Koh Tao is one of the best locations on the island to watch the sunset!
I have put together this complete guide to Sairee Beach to help you plan your trip!
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HOW TO GET TO SAIREE BEACH KOH TAO
Sairee Beach is a 5-minute drive from the Mae Haad Pier. Sairee Beach Koh Tao has easy road access and when I visited there were no parking or entrance fees. Sairee Beach is a stone’s throw from the car park 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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Palm tree on Sairee Beach
WHAT TO EXPECT AT SAIREE BEACH
As I mentioned earlier, Sairee Beach is the biggest beach on Koh Tao, stretching 1.8km along the western coastline of the island! So it’s up to you where you want to park along the road and stroll down to the beach because once you are down on the sand it is very easy to explore the entire Sairee Beach.
During the day, Sairee Beach Koh Tao has a few fun things to do including tree swings, beach volleyball, sunbathing and snorkeling out on the reef.
Another great thing about this beautiful beach is that you don’t have to go far to get some lunch or drinks as there are restaurants and bars all the way along Sairee Beach, each with stunning views of the bay and neighboring islands.
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SAIREE BEACH KOH TAO
The nightlife at Sairee Beach is always buzzing and it’s the best place to be on the island for all things happening!
Night markets, streetside food vendors and beach bars line the streets and I guarantee you will be far from bored during a night out on Sairee Beach.
For the diving enthusiasts, all the dive shops on Koh Tao can be found here at Sairee Beach. Just pop your head in, say hello and organise your dives in advance.
Drone shot of Sairee Beach
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.
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!
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.
FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY IN KOH TAO, SEARCH ON AGODA OR SEARCH ON BOOKING.COM
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Another option for accommodation in Thailand is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals in Thailand.
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