Aow Leuk means ‘deep bay’ and is named for its deep, concave shape as well as the depth of the water which makes it good for snorkelling even at very low tide.The scenery here is stunning. With the white sandy beach and the water varying shades of blue, and Shark Island in the background, Aow Leuk is one of the most popular sites for snorkelling and is amongst the most beautiful places on Koh Tao. There is a coral reef on both sides of the bay and it begins right off the beach in the shallows. You don’t have to go very far at all to see an abundance of marine life. The large sandy sea floor makes it ideal for swimming and lounging in the water and it is used a lot for diver training.
Twice a year at Aow Leuk, baby blacktip reef sharks can be seen in the shallows here, a perfect nursery environment for them. The adults are found further out, about 400-500 metres from the beach, off the north shore. If you are feeling energetic, you can swim along the south shore to the next bay, Hin Ngam, which is about 600 metres from the beach. This is a beautiful spot for snorkelling with easy, calm conditions for most of the year.
Aow Leuk is one of the most popular sites for snorkelling and is amongst the most beautiful places on Koh Tao
One of the most beautiful bays on Koh Tao with a great sandy beach and a large swimming pool-like bay. It is a fairly secluded bay, but easy to get to, being just a 30 minute walk from Mae Haad…