SHARK BAY KOH TAO – THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

SHARK BAY KOH TAO – THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

Shark Bay Koh Tao, also known by the local name Thian Og Bay, is rated one of the best Koh Tao snorkeling spots on the island. Shark Bay Koh Tao aptly gets its name from the frequent blacktip reef sharks that enter the bay.

HOW TO GET TO SHARK BAY KOH TAO

Shark Bay Koh Tao is a 15-minute drive from Sairee Beach, the main tourist hub on the island. Shark Bay Koh Tao can be accessed through the Haad Tien Beach Resort. Park out the front of the resort and then follow the signs pointing the way to Shark Beach Koh Tao.

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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When I visited Koh Tao Shark Bay I actually paddled into the bay on my kayak that I rented from my accommodation, Sai Daeng Resort, which is just right around the corner. I beached my kayak on the shore and I was blown away by the bright turquoise waters and the fine white sand at Shark Bay Koh Tao!

There is lots of exploring to do at Shark Bay Koh Tao and you MUST go snorkelling to try your luck at spotting a blacktip reef shark. The sharks are harmless so you don’t have to worry about being bitten, just be sure to give them their space to move around. Also, keep a sharp eye for some green sea turtles that frequently get around Shark Bay Koh Tao.

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Unfortunately, I didn’t encounter any blacktip reef sharks at Shark Bay Koh Tao but I was lucky to swim with a turtle that I spotted cruising around!

If you don’t have your own snorkel gear, you can rent a set from the resort or the restaurant down on the beach. Also, I highly recommend renting a kayak or taking a local boat out to Shark Island to explore the outer reefs! I kayaked over to Shark Island Koh Tao, tied my kayak off to a floating buoy and dived straight in to see what I could find. There was an abundance of colourful corals and schools of friendly fish circling around me as I explored.

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OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST NEAR SHARK BAY KOH TAO

After snorkeling at Shark Bay Koh Tao be sure to check out the nearby Freedom Beach,  Taa Toh Bay and John Suwan Viewpoint which are few more of my favourite Koh Tao beaches and 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 Shark Bay Koh Tao please drop me a line below and I will get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

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