Sairee Beach, Koh Tao

Sairee Beach is located on the western coast of Koh Tao and stretches for a remarkable 1.85 kilometres, making it the longest beach on the island.

Sairee Beach holds the distinction of being the most popular and bustling beach destination on Koh Tao. The surrounding vicinity boasts an extensive array of hotels, diving schools, restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, and a vibrant nightlife scene. It offers an array of activities to enjoy during the day, whether you prefer sunbathing to achieve that perfect tan or engaging in energetic beach sports like volleyball, frisbee, or football.

Just 30 meters from the shoreline, you’ll find a vibrant coral reef, perfect for snorkeling enthusiasts. With its ample sandy shores and shallow waters, Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, is also an excellent choice for families with children. In the evening, unwind with a refreshing drink while soaking in the fascinating sunset views and observing the world go by.

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Apnea Total
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Villa Yoyo

Unwind with a refreshing drink while soaking in the fascinating sunset views and observing the world go by.

Top Hotels in Sairee Beach, Koh Tao

Ban’s Diving Resort, Sairee Beach

Hotels in Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, Bans Diving Resort
Ban’s Diving Resort has grown to be one of the largest dive resorts on Koh Tao. With more than 200 rooms, beautifully kept grounds, a total of five swimming pools, two restaurants and the beach bar that provides a clear view of the sunset, Ban’s is a world in itself. Centrally located on the renowned Sairee Beach on Koh Tao…

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Koh Tao Cabana Resort

Koh Tao Cabana Resort
Travellers looking for a resort experience blended into nature with an artistic touch will find their haven at Koh Tao Cabana Resort. It started as a handful of small bungalows on the very north end of Sairee Beach but grew into beautifully designed villas with a range of amenities. There are 5 Beach Suite Villas tucked in among tropical…

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Sairee Cottage Resort

Sairee Cottage Hotel Koh Tao
Sairee Cottage Resort is situated in a prime location on Koh Tao, offering you the perfect setting for your dream vacation. The resort provides a variety of tropical-style rooms suitable for solo travellers, couples, and families. You can choose to stay in a beachfront air-conditioned bungalow with sunset views…

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Villa Yoyo Koh Tao

Villa Yoyo Koh Tao
Don’t overlook Villa Yoyo. While it may seem like just another beautiful villa from the outside, stepping inside reveals breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean and Koh Nang Yuan from the spacious living room. This luxurious tropical island retreat offers a well-designed private terrace pool where you can relax with drinks…

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The Best Restaurants and Bars

Fizz Beachlounge, Sairee Beach

Fizz Beachlounge, Sairee Beach, Koh Tao
Located directly on the shores of Sairee Beach on Koh Tao, Fizz Beachlounge provides a tranquil and laid-back atmosphere, ideal for unwinding while enjoying funky tunes and refreshing drinks. Whether you’re in the mood for delectable Thai and Western dishes or a diverse range of beverages…

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Zyco Bar & Sushi Mania

Zyco Bar, Sairee Beach, Koh Tao
Discover Zyco Bar, a serene rooftop oasis within The Tarna Align Resort on Koh Tao. Open from 17:00 to 23:00, it offers a tranquil jungle atmosphere, comfy seating, and stunning ocean views for a perfect sunset experience. Enjoy signature cocktails, wines, and mixed drinks, along with a delightful Thai and Western cuisine…

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Choppers Sports Bar, Sairee

Choppers Sports Bar on Sairee Beach, Koh Tao
If there is a central hub in Sairee, Koh Tao, it is Choppers. Choppers is an Australian-owned sports bar known for its extensive drink menu and high-quality Gastro Pub food selection. Grab a premium Craft beer, a pint or tower of draught beer, or a delectable cocktail and enjoy the evening with friends from all over the world…

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Rim Lae Restaurant

Rim Lae Restaurant
Situated within Koh Tao Cabana Resort, north of Sairee Beach, Rim Lae Restaurant offers a warm welcome from its friendly staff, who will guide you to your table. Choose from their selection of delectable appetizers like Goong Khee Khui; deep-fried shrimp with Thai herbs, then tuck into a main course or one of their daily specials…

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Recommended Diving Schools in Sairee Beach

Big Blue Diving, Sairee Beach

Big Blue Diving, Sairee Beach, Koh Tao
Big Blue Diving opened in 1991 and has remained a well-known dive establishment on Koh Tao. Located in the centre of Sairee Beach, Big Blue has its dive school operated in Silver Sand Beachfront Resort. Guests diving with Big Blue can enjoy the poolside bar or soak in all the beach activities, bars and restaurants…

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Apnea Total Freediving

Apnea Total Freediving, Sairee Beach
Established in 2004, Apnea Total is the longest-running freediving school on Koh Tao. It started off with teaching the freediving techniques to students in a simple bungalow 16 years ago to grow into the headquarters of the organization with 20 locations worldwide. Apnea Total has a student-centered teaching…

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Road access
Easy – Access via main road or along the small brick road parallel to the beach.

Laem Jor Por Ror

This area is a cape at the south end of Sairee Beach, where you get a great view of the whole beach and Koh Nang Yuan in the background. It is famous for the large boulder inscribed with the initials of His Majesty the King Chulalongkorn – Rama V, which were carved during his visit to Koh Tao in 1899. There is also a statue of His Majesty. A quiet spot with lots of half-submerged rocks creating a scenic silhouette at sunset.

King Rama V at Laem Jor Por Ror, Sairee Beach
Sunset at Laem Jor Por Ror, Sairee Beach