Chalok Baan Kao beach is one of the biggest Koh Tao beaches but not as popular and busy as Sairee beach for example. The long white sand beach with crystal clear shallow water is ideal for a day of relaxing. It makes it also a perfect beach for families with young children or couples who are looking for a more relaxing beach. Overall, Chalok Baan Kao beach is a good place to go if you want a quiet beach but still near local convemiences. Read in this complete guide what to expect and about the things to do at Chalok Baan Kao beach.
How to get to Chalok Baan Kao Beach Koh Tao
Chalok Baan Kao Bay is located on the southern coast of the island close to Freedom beach and John Susan viewpoint. The road access to the beach is great, it is located just a few meters from the road with parking spots available all along the beach. There are no parking or entrance fees at Chalok Baan Kao Bay.
What to expect at Chalok Baan Kao Beach Koh Tao
Chalok Baan Kao Beach Koh Tao is the third largest beach on the island. With beautiful soft sand and some really crystal clear waters, this beach is worth spending a day or afternoon. The beach is generally not visited by many people, so you’ll have a big chance like us to have it all for yourself.There are a number of beach bars, bean bags and restaurants along the Chalok Baan Kao Beach where you can enjoy some afternoon drinks at sunset or grab some food when you feel hungry.
Things to do at Chalok Baan Kao Beach Koh Tao
There is not really something to do at this beach except chilling, sunbathing and swimming. Although, in the near area there are other things to do, like snorkeling at Freedom beach, hiking to John Suwan viewpoint and relaxing at High Bar with a beautiful view on Chalok Baan Kao Bay. If you head east from Chalok Baan Kao Bay you can walk along the beach boardwalk to Freedom beach and John Suwan viewpoint.
Koh Tao weather
The climate on Koh Tao is hot and humid for most of the year. The rainiest months are October, November and December, so avoid these months. The best moment to come to the Koh Tao is from January to April but the island is also enjoyable during the months of March until August. At this time of the year Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao have the best weather of all Thai islands.
Where to stay on Koh Tao
The Place Luxury Boutique Villas
The Place Luxury Boutique Villas offers amazing one-bedroom villas in Koh Tao with an incredible view on the ocean located on the west coast of the island. We stayed at The Place for 2 nights and had the best time! You have complete privacy with your own dining area at the spacious terrace. A fully-equipped kitchen with a wide-range of cooking equipment. The air-conditioned bedroom offers a direct access to the outdoor infinity pool with an amazing view on the mountain and sea wit sunset view. The bathroom is beautiful with details of plants and the living room includes a flat screen TV and a DVD player for entertainment. Breakfast is not included but you can order at local restaurants and get it delivered to your door! This villa has so much privacy, we havent experienced before!
Prices start around €245 per night.
Simple Life Cliff View Resort Koh Tao
Simple Life Cliff View Resort is located at the southern tip of Koh Tao’s Sairee Beach and offers luxury studios, 1 and 2 bedroom suites. The rooms with view on the swimming pool start around €65 per night wile the more luxury rooms with breathtaking view of Sairee Beach and the ocean start around €198 per night. This 3 star resort offers a private beach area, free Wifi and room service The cascading swimming pool runs through the centre of the resort and their restaurant serves fantastic Thai and international cuisine. A continental breakfast is daily available at the resort.
Prices start around €65 for the pool view rooms up to €198 per night for the sea view rooms.
The Ozo Koh Tao
Here you will enjoy a peaceful hillside location located in the south of the island. The cozy, comfortably furnished rooms offer a living space of 32 – 40 square meters and are equipped with all the necessities for a relaxing stay. The amenities available in the rooms include air conditioning, refrigerator, TV, safe, hot shower, tea and coffee making facilities, free WiFi Internet and a private balcony or terrace from where you can enjoy views of the pool and mountains. Some of the rooms also have a kitchenette with a microwave. The outdoor pool with sun loungers makes it perfect for a lazy afternoon. We stayed for a few days at the Ozo and it was a great budget deal!
Prices start around €33.
Of course there are also even cheaper accommodations on Koh Tao, like hostels and guesthouses where you can stay for around €10 per night. Have a look at booking.com to find your perfect spot!
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