TANOTE BAY ON KOH TAO ISLAND – THAILAND

TANOTE BAY ON KOH TAO ISLAND – THAILAND

Tanote Bay is one of the more popular Koh Tao beaches, surrounded by rolling hills and large boulders. There is also a rock formation at Tanote Bay beach that is well known as the best rock jumping spot on Koh Tao Island.

HOW TO GET TO TANOTE BAY

Tanote Bay Koh Tao is located on the eastern coastline of the island. It’s a short 15-minute drive from Sairee Beach, the main tourist hub on the island. Tanote Bay has decent road access and when I visited there were no parking or entrance fees. Tanote Bay is a short 2-minute walk to the beach from the car park.

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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Arriving at Tanote Bay Koh Tao

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT TANOTE BAY

Tanote Bay is the best place to watch the sunrise on Koh Tao island as this bay faces east over the Gulf Of Thailand. I visited Tanote Bay around 10am to explore the beach and the rocky points before going for a swim and of course some rock jumping. Koh Tao weather was very overcast on the day that I visited Tanote Bay but I still had an amazing time exploring this coastline.

There are a couple of beachside restaurants and resorts along Tanote Bay beach, the perfect spot to get something to eat and drink without having to leave the beach. Also, I highly recommend snorkeling in Tanote Bay as it is said to be one of the best Koh Tao snorkeling spots on the island, with a variety of colourful corals and reasonably large fish just a few steps into the water.

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If you are game to do some rock jumping you can easily swim or walk out to the large boulder in the ocean at Tanote Bay. There is a metal chain on the front side of the rock to help you climb to the top and then from here there is only one way down 😉

After you have visited Tanote Bay, don’t miss the Love Koh Tao Viewpoint, only 5-minutes drive back up the hill. It is one of the best Koh Tao Viewpoints with scenic panoramic views overlooking Tanote Bay.

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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 Tanote 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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