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Address: Koh Tao, Thailand

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Life is a beach

Visited a few bays and beaches whilst on Kao Tao, Ao Tanot was one of the best good sized sandy beach with shade available under trees, Couple of bar restaurants and access by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Nigel C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited a few bays and beaches whilst on Kao Tao, Ao Tanot was one of the best good sized sandy beach with shade available under trees, Couple of bar restaurants and access by taxi or motor cycle. Sand rather course in parts mainly due to coral Which brings me to the snorkelling which is great, good reef off both headlands... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a favorite of mine if I am not working. I love Tanote Bay. It has a nice beach, good snorkeling and cliff jumping if you fancy that. The only thing missing is affordable food.

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Hot Springs, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice snorkelling even in November when the water are more turned up, this little bay is worth a visit either from a dive boat or overland,

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Byron Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small beach but really nice, its a great place to snorkel with easy access if you have a scooter, definitely recommend it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to a fair few bays in Koh Tao and for us this has been the best for snorkelling. We went back a few times and each time we found more to see! If you swim to the left of the big rock there is some beautiful coral. The sea here is generally really clean compared to other beaches.... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great snorkeling, with a bar and restaurant on the beach. Pool is available too for 100 baht. Well worth the 10 min drive

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there to snorkle with my fiance (50 Baht for mask, 50 Baht for fins). It was our first time snorkling and it was absolutely mesmerizing. The marine life is so colorful and some fish were so wonderfully curious (and had a taste of my hair). The bay itself is beautiful. There weren't many people there (around noon).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Scoot on down, rent a snorkel from the local shop, and see fish not 10 feet from the lovely beach. The best snorkeling we did in Koh Tao was here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was so great! Beautiful snorkelling, a jumping rock and just delightful from end to end! Poseidon does some great food too! One thing to note. Google Maps takes you to the wrong place! Go back into town and head south, then keep an eye on your eft for a HUGE sign that says Ao Tanot. It's pretty obvious, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This beach is best place to enjoy snorkel by yourself! The tides are calm so it's easy to swim but the marine life underwater is amazing! You can see beautiful corals and various types of fishes. We enjoyed the day we spent here much more than the around the island hopping tour. If your focus is snorkeling don't go anywhere... More 

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