About Hayley G
Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Jul 2007
25-34 year old female
20-something adventure seeker travelling full time and making it my living. 50+ countries travelled, bags of good (and bad) times under my belt. Happy to help you have an amazing travel experience. Author of the Lovepuffin Travel Blog: http://lovepuffin.me
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Hiking Trails, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Climbing Tours, Other Outdoor Activities
Lessons & Workshops, Other Outdoor Activities
Start your day off right with a trip to Through The Looking Glass, one of the best places in Ko Tao to pick up a bacon and egg butty or a delicious banana muffin. The guys who work here are really friendly too.
Today is a beach day and after checking out the main beach of Sairee, hire a motorbike or longtail boat to get you around the island. Some of my favourites beaches are Shark Beach (and Shark Bay and Island for snorkelling), as well as Freedom Beach. Make sure to build these into your itinerary too. Hire a snorkel and head for Aow Leuk Bay. It's tricky to get to by bike (watch out for the hills), but the snorkelling is incredible!
Clear water, shallow corals and tons of tropical fish mean that Ao Tanot is definitely a must-see! If you have longer I'd recommend staying a night or two on this beach and taking advantage of its gorgeous sunrises.
Sai Nuan is a hidden gem, and relatively undiscovered so you'll probably find that you have the place to yourself. If you're lucky you might spot a baby shark off the coast too.
This trio of islands off the coast of Ko Tao is connected by two sand banks. It has some amazing snorkelling and dive spots or you can just chill on the sandy strip.
Part restaurant, part art gallery, this place serves some seriously delicious gourmet Thai food with a funky and relaxed atmosphere.
My favourite place on the island for breakfast, the staff are friendly and the food is good. It's also on the road leading up to your next stop, Roctopus Dive.
You can't visit Ko Tao and not go diving. That would be like going to Rome and missing the Colosseum! The best dive school on the island has to be Roctopus. Their fun attitude and high safety standards mean that you'll have a dive to remember.
After all that diving, you'll probably be hungry. FIZZ is the place to get some delicious food, happy hour cocktails and beers, and watch the sun go down.
After the sun has set, walk left along the beach until you hit Maya. It's a brilliant place for a few drinks on the beach, or even some dancing inside.
The morning after the night before starts with a massage at Simple Life Resort. There are plenty of massage houses in Sairee Beach, but Simple Life is one of the better ones.
If you're looking for a real adventure, then try a one day climbing tour with Onsight climbing ranging from absolute beginner to advanced climber.
If rock climbing isn't your thing but you still want the thrill of doing something outside your comfort zone, then have a go at the Flying Trapeze. Their experienced team will have you flying through the air like a pro in no time!
Think 'Nandos', but perhaps even better. Los Pollos Hermanos serves delicious peri peri spiced chicken and all the sides you've come to love - corn, sweet potato fries and home made coleslaw. It's a little hard to find (go up the road opposite 7/11 by Brothers, take a left at Asia Divers and then left again at the big bamboo sign), but the walk is worth it!