Surrounded by boulders

Hin Wong Bay, Koh Tao

Located on the east coast of Koh Tao, Hin Wong is a large bay surrounded by boulders. There is a lot to see here snorkeling; you could spend an entire day exploring the bay.

Beach at Hin Wong Bay, Koh Tao
Several underwater pinnacles are covered in fertile coral, anemones, and many kinds of fish that can be seen. Due to the rock formations, it isn’t easy to walk around Hin Wong Bay, so it’s a good idea to rent a kayak to get around. Go across to the area in front of the beach on the south side of the bay, and it’s one of the best snorkeling spots on Koh Tao. The water here is incredibly clear, and you may be lucky enough to see great schools of sardines being chased by hungry trevally in water less than a metre deep. Another excellent place for snorkeling is a point north of the bay. Again, there is lots of well-preserved coral and abundant marine life. Hin Wong Bay is a quiet getaway; you can get here by road or boat. If you feel like walking, it takes about an hour from Sairee Beach.

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Due to the rock formations, it isn’t easy to walk around the bay, so it’s a good idea to rent a kayak to get around.

 
Hotels

Hotels in Koh Tao East Coast

The bay has a few choices of family-run bungalow resorts. Laid-back and peaceful bungalows are built on the hill, with a few nearer the water. All offer lovely panoramic views of the ocean and lush hillside…

 

Road access
A good, wide concrete road leads to the bay, which ends very steeply. Access to its small beach requires an entrance fee.