Chalok Baan Kao Bay, Koh Tao

Located in the south, Chalok Baan Kao Bay is the third largest beach on Koh Tao. It’s a small town where you will find various accommodations, dive centres, restaurants, bars, clinics and travel agencies. There is also a pharmacy and a 7-Eleven.

Chalok Baan Kao Bay, Koh Tao looks out to the neighbour islands Koh Phangan, Koh Samui and the Ang Thong Marine National Park. Hin Taa Toh (Buddha Rock), a well known landmark on Koh Tao can be seen on the cape on the east side. The beach here slopes down gently into shallow water so it’s ideal for families with children.

For those who love snorkelling, the bay itself doesn’t offer much, but there are some excellent spots within walking distance such as Freedom Beach, Buddha Rock Cape, Sai Nuan Beach, and June Juea Bay. You can also walk across to Shark Bay (to snokelling with Green turtles and Blacktip reef sharks) through a few resorts that connect both bays.

Overall, the bay is a good place to stay if you want somewhere quiet but still near local conveniences.

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The Dearly
The Fisherman

The beach slopes down gently into shallow water, so it’s ideal for families with children.

Koh Tao accommodation in Chalok Baan Kao Bay

Accommodation in Chalok Bay

A smaller town than Sairee or Mae Haad, offering similar conveniences, but a lot quieter. It offers a wide choice of accommodation from budget to one of Koh Tao’s top resorts…

Koh Tao restaurant reviews in Chalok Baan Kao Bay

Restaurants in Chalok Bay

Koh Tao has a great variety of places to eat offering international cuisines and mouth watering creative fusion blends. Here is a selection of restaurants we have chosen to write about…

Road access
A good concrete road all the way.