Although Koh Tao is a quite small island, there’s plenty to do. There is always something for everyone. Here is a selection:
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
The scuba diving and the snorkeling is among the better in Thailand and the cheapest. Thousands come to Koh Tao every year, to learn how to dive, so it’s no wonder that there are about 50 diveshops around the island. They offer courses from Open water to Instructor and they have merged so that all have the same fee. If you don’t want to dive, dive centers offer snorkeling tours around the island for a few hundred baht. Learn more about scuba diving around Koh Tao here.
Massage & Spa
Thai massage can be find almost everywhere. All with varying prices, but the most common is the 1-hour Thai massage costs about 300 baht, Oil massage about 400 bath and Aloe Vera massage about 500 baht. Our favorite place is just 5 min walk down the hill from our house, near Mae Haad. One of the best Spas on Koh Tao is Jamahkiri Resort & Spa. Well worth a visit!
Try an incredible funny, tough and good form of exercise on you vacation. There are 2 training centers for Thai-boxing on the island.
Bowling & Mini golf
Are you tired of sunbathing you can enjoy a round of bowling or mini golf. Both fun and social. And it is just a 5 minute walk from the house.
Learn the secret of cooking good Thai-food, many restaurants offers courses and you can also eat the food that you cooked.
Climbing, Trekking, Mountain Biking, Kayaking
On Koh Tao are several operators of other more challenging outdoor activities. GoodTime Adventues has a wide selections to keep your days occupied if you want to do other than dive, swim or sunbathe.
Do you not want to scuba dive, there’s another options to explore the world beneath the surface. Apnea Total, the only free diving school in Southeast Asia, learns you to hold your breath and go deeper than you ever imagined.