Use our map of Koh Tao to easily find the location of hotels and beaches to to help decide where to stay on the island. The island is situated a 90 minute boat ride from big sister Koh Samui and also reached from Don Sak Pier in Surat Thani or Chumphon Pier. The main entry point for boats to the island is at Mae Haad Bay which also feature the islands commercial village. Though being a magnet for scuba divers, the best hotels in Koh Tao these days also invite many luxury travelers.
Its shores are safe even for kids to swim and the many beaches and quiet coves are great for families. Sairee Beach is the longest, but locations like Janson Bay, Mango Bay and Tao Tah Beach are as beautiful and are tranquil and romantic locations which are great for snorkeling by simply walking in from the shore. Hotels offering luxury accommodation combined with unsurpassed views include the fabulous Jamahkiri Resort, Charm Churee and Koh Tao Coral Resort.