Ko Tao - Thailand Islands


Thailand Islands : Ko Tao

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Ko Tao or Koh Tao lies in the Gulf of Thailand near Ko Phangan and Ko Samui. Ko Tao is less developed than both Ko Samui and Ko Phangan. For years, Ko Tao has been a major center for scuba diving and for those backpackers and travellers looking for an inexpensive route to diving certification. Most accommodation on the island is still basic with bungalows dominating the scene. In recent years, more upmarket resorts have started to appear but hopefully development will remain low as the island is only approximately twenty one square kilometers in area.

To get to Ko Tao, a number of different ferry services are available from Surat Thani, Ko Phangan, Ko Samui and Chumpon. All ferries at
Ko Tao dock at Ban Mae Haad. Journey times can range from 4 hours from Surat Thani (9 hours overnight) to one hour from Ko Phangan.

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