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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good beach with white sand which is getting very hot in the sun, relatively crowded with 80% Germans. Snorkeling is good, some corals are still healthy and there is a good variety of marine life to see. Rays, Squids, parrotfish, Sergeant Major fish, angelfish, butterfly...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank robcruso
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beach was nice and there are idyllic views. Lot of diving groups in the area. Those big stones in the beach looks unreally. Sand is quite a coarse. There is very steep hills so be carefully if you arrive with motorbike.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hansuhei
Reviewed 27 January 2019

Harder to access, means less people. If you make the effort and drive to Tanot you will not be disappointed. Beautiful sandy beach, a shallow reef for snorkeling or shore diving, and rocks to jump from. The road is all concrete, so you don't have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ncgrla
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Steep road that is worth the hassle! Amazing beach, for isolated and the snorkeling there was amazing, highly recommended. We were in quite a few beaches in Koh Tao, this one is rated #1 (with Ao Leuk which is very close as #2 and then...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Yoav H
Reviewed 15 August 2018

one of the 2 best places to dive and snorkel in Koh Tao. Best fauna of the island and beautiful corals.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Godofwater
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We stayed at the nearby guesthouse for 5 days and everyday we came here to swim, sunbathe and snorkel. We were in September 2017 and there was not so many people, what made our beach stay only better. You have many restaurants at the beach,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank Departure475807
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

This is a stunning part of the island, we saw it by boat so didn’t actually stay there, but we dived here and the marine life is amazing for both diving and snorkelling.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lecia C
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Tanote Bay is a nice beach located on the east side of Koh Tao. The waves are small as it is sheltered and the snorkelling is awesome! It was the best by the huge rock in the water. There was live coral and many different...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank coralo71
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Went snorkelling here one day, accessible by motorbike (a winding road but in a good condition). Some other beaches had very shallow water but here it was easy to go snorkelling. My second time snorkelling but I think it was a good place to see...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank M1nnakas
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We went to this beach to hang out and cool off in the ocean. Didn’t even know how much there is to see here! We had snorkels and masks and we spent ages exploring the reefs. There’s tons of fish including my favourite parrot fish!...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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