SUNSET VIEWPOINT ON KOH TAO ISLAND – THAILAND

SUNSET VIEWPOINT ON KOH TAO ISLAND – THAILAND

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 3! 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 VIEW POINT 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.

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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KOH TAO MAP

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ARRIVING 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 the viewpoint.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT SUNSET VIEWPOINT KOH TAO

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.

The day I visited Sunset View Point Koh Tao it was very cloudy and overcast so I didn’t get to experience a good sunset, however, the incredible views at the top still made the adventure worthwhile.

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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 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 Sunset Viewpoint Koh Tao please drop me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

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