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Destination Ko Tao in Thailand

The Turtle Island, this is literally what Ko Tao means, and while you might not spot any turtles while there you will certainly enjoy the stay. This is an island that attracts great amounts of tourists from all over the world and yet, in some of its places, it gives you a feeling of being in a place hardly touched by man. There is so much to do and to see on Ko Tao, and that is why many come back, year after year. Watching the sun set while enjoying a meal right by the beach or taking an early morning stroll over smooth rocks are just two examples of the things that you can do and experience on Ko Tao. Read on to learn more…

A Diving Paradise

It doesn’t matter if you already know how to dive or if you are thinking of mastering this sport that will take you deep into the sea, on Ko Tao you have all the opportunities in the world to learn and to improve your skills. There are diving schools all over the island and the courses are given in different languages. When you are done with a course you can get a PADI or SSI certificate which is valid in the rest of the world. More important, you can go for really cool diving expeditions in the nearby waters. The underwater world off the coast is simply fantastic and something that you don’t want to miss so diving is a must when visiting this island.

For people that are not so keen on going deep under the surface, snorkeling is a better alternative. This is also something that a family can enjoy together. There are plenty of shallow beaches surrounding this island and if you ask a local you will soon find out where the best spots for snorkeling are situated. The boat rides for diving can also combine the scuba diving with snorkeling so it is possible to make this into a family outing with something for everyone to enjoy.

Other Attractions

You don’t have to be a scuba diving buff to enjoy a vacation on this island. There are many other attractions available and you just need to make sure to have the time to explore these. Rent a motorcycle and get out on the roads to see more of the inland. There are plenty of spots to just marvel at the views from. Bring a pick nick and make it into a romantic event for two. The island is a very romantic place and also a popular choice for couples that choose to get married in Thailand. You can arrange the ceremony locally or have it all taken care of before you even arrive.

A trek into the jungle on the island will be a really special experience. You will not see other human beings and the sounds and smells will make you feel as if civilization is far away. There are plenty of guided safari tours where you can get more information about what you see on your path. If you want to leave the island and go explore the coast and nearby islands, you can do this with arranged boat tours. These can be for a full day or just for a few hours according to your needs and budget. There is also plenty of sport available on the island. Go golfing or learn some new water sport by the beach. Each beach has activity centers for diving and water sports where you will find a teacher and the equipment that you need for the sport.

Sleep and Eat

When you arrive to Ko Tao, you can always find some type of accommodation, but at peak times it can be hard to find a place that is to your taste. It is better to book your hotel or apartment ahead of arriving. The most popular areas on the island are Sairee Beach and Chalok Bay, and if this is where you want to stay it is crucial to book in advance to get the highest comfort to the best prices. Most restaurants on the island serve traditional Thai food and many times it comes fresh from the sea. You will find everything from quick snacks to luxury restaurants with interesting menus. Eating on the beach under a starry sky is both romantic and relaxing and something you will keep as a treasured memory.

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