Koh Tao – Turtle Island
Koh Tao is a popular holiday destination for young and old.
A small paradise island isolated in the Gulf of Thailand and together with Koh Nang Yuan it forms a small archipelago.
Located on the east side of Surat Thani’s coastline with two neighboring islands, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui.
Koh Tao means ‘Turtle Island’ in English for the connection of the island with the habitation of sea turtles.
Although less numerous than in the past, you can still find green turtles and hawksbill turtles in some areas today, such as Thian Og Bay.
The island’s shape is also thought to resemble a turtle when viewed from Koh Phangan.
The natural beauty of the island both above and below the water brings thousands of visitors here every year for an unforgettable vacation.
The predominantly steep, rocky coastline consists of 11 bays with beautiful coral reefs and abundant marine life in (often) clear, warm water.