Lovely hideaway

Sai Nuan Beach

Sai Nuan Beach, Koh Tao

Sai Nuan Beach actually consists of two beaches, Sai Nuan 1 and 2. This is another lovely hideaway spot with its unspoilt beach of fine white sand and shallow turquoise water.

There is also a grassy area and coconut trees making it a big natural playground for children. Snorkelling is also good here and the small bays are quite protected. There is lots to see as soon as you enter the water here, particularly around the rocks. Swim out to two groups of boulders which are very close to Sai Nuan Beach 2. They are easy to spot as the tops of the boulders stand about 2 metres out of the water. This is home to many fish including orange spine unicornfish, batfish, harlequin sweetlips, giant grouper, schools of yellowtail barracuda, threadfin butterflyfish and trevally. Green turtles have also been spotted here too.

The atmosphere of this area is peaceful and reminiscent of the early tourism days of Koh Tao in the 80’s and 90’s. Days can easily be spent relaxing in the hammock of a simple beach hut enjoying the sound of the waves and the handmade coral wind chimes hanging about made by previous guests.

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The atmosphere of Sai Nuan Beach is peaceful and reminiscent of the early tourism days of Koh Tao in the 80’s and 90’s.

Koh Tao accommodation in Sai Nuan Beach

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Sai Nuan Beach, Koh Tao

Two unspoiled and peaceful beaches with a simple family-run resort and a relaxed, friendly feel. The main beach can only be accessed by walking or by taking a longtail boat, so it is very quiet with no vehicle noise…


Sai Nuan Beach, Koh Tao aerial video

Road access
A very steep concrete road with a short rough dirt track reaches Sai Nuan 2 only. Walk a few minutes further to the bigger Sai Nuan 1. An enjoyable and probably a safer way is to park your bike at Jansom Bay entrance and then to walk the pathway along the coast about 15 minutes. Read more about this walk.