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Ao Tanot Bay

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Address: Koh Tao, Thailand

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Beautiful and not crowded early and late in the day. Snorkel boats come mid-afternoon which makes is somewhat crowded but other times, it is great! Great snorkeling and removed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Birdie3
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Santa Rosa, California

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and not crowded early and late in the day. Snorkel boats come mid-afternoon which makes is somewhat crowded but other times, it is great! Great snorkeling and removed which is good if you don't like crowds. Limited choices on eating/drinking but fine with me!

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Thank Birdie3
Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Depth is good for both snorkeling and diving. Much to see in shallow places and it is good in deeper places also if you swim out to the dive site and toward Leam Thian.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a a beautiful bay, with excellent swimming and snorkelling. The beach is clean with some cafes and bars, but we found this to be the quietest beach on Koh Tao. Go to the far end and you can use the loungers of the resort as long as you buy a couple of drinks or snacks from their restaurant,... More 

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Thank Hazel R
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this bay, i use to et up early and snorkel before anyone was on the beach, the water was so refreshing `I loved it, many cool places to stay on the beach as well for all budgets and very quiet beach but also a few places that are quiet lively in the evening so entertainment if you want... More 

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Thank dhyani13
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect location for the snorkelling fan. Steep travelling down the roads! Excellent restaurant on the beach! Can be accessed by boat

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what can I say - good place to snorkel on the island, no complaints. a little busy but that's to be expected anywhere

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful beach hard to access but that's why you are very quiet there and all is clean. Well worth the trip. Get your snorkeling pack and you could see turtles.

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Thank John r
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at one of the resorts at Tanote Bay. The beach is quiet and there are a few places you can rent snorkels mask and fins. 50 Baht each. We only snorkelled one day because it was stormy at night which made the water murky.

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brooklyn, ny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We were in Koh Tao during and following the 'historic' rain storms in January 2017 - so the beaches weren't at their best after 72 hours of intense flooding / rain / wind. That said - Tanote Beach was awesome - the water was clear and warm, the sand was on the finer side, and the vibe was very chill.... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Tanote bay at the east coast of Koh Tao has quiet good spots for snorkeling. The big rocks outside the bay are shelters for several amazing fish. Would come back.

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