Koh Tao boasts stunning coral reefs and abundant marine life, combined with a relaxed lifestyle, making it an unforgettable destination for thousands of visitors per year.
Inexpensive and quick Thai meals can be found easily from small unnamed restaurants on the side of the road to food stalls and street vendors.
Guay Tiaw (ก๋วยเตี๋ยว) Noodles with fish balls or meatballs, beef, red roast pork or roast duck. Kao Naa Ped (ข้าวหน้าเป็ด) Roast duck on plain rice with a herb and spice sauce over the top. MSG (ผงชูรส) is commonly used in most Thai dishes. It is possible to ask not to add it by saying “Mai Sai Pong Choo Rod.”
Delicious Homemade Thai dessert Kanom Waan (ขนมหวาน) can be found at some Kao Rad Gaeng restaurants or food stalls. An example of desserts are:
Kanom Tuay (ขนมถ้วย) Steamed sweet coconut jelly and cream. Gluay Buad Shee (กล้วยบวชชี) Banana in coconut milk, served in most Thai restaurants. Kao Niaw Mamuang (ข้าวเหนียวมะม่วง) Mango with sticky rice is available during March and April. It is actually rated as one of the world’s most delicious desserts.
Koh Tao has a great variety of places to eat offering international cuisines and fusion blends. Here is a selection of Koh Tao restaurants we have reviewed.
Koh Tao beaches and bays are perfect for snorkeling and diving, with shallow coral reefs only a short distance from the shore.