How to go from Koh Samui to Koh Tao

Named after the sea turtles that swim through the crystal-clear Thai Gulf all around it, Koh Tao is a laid-back alternative to chic Samui and hedonistic Phangan. It’s sat some 67 kilometers to the north of its Chumphon Archipelago compadres, mimicking a desert island with its coconut-strewn beachfronts and hidden coves, not to mention some … Read more

How to go from Surat Thani to Koh Tao

Prep the scuba gear, ready the snorkels, and dust down the bikini – Koh Tao awaits. One of the three most famous islands of the Chumphon Archipelago (a group that also includes Koh Phangan and Koh Samui), it’s known for the cotton-white isthmus beach at Ko Hang Tao, its fish-teeming dive sites, and inland hills … Read more

How to go from Phuket to Koh Tao

Sitting on either side of the Thai peninsula, getting from Phuket to Koh Tao is no easy feat. But it’s more than worth it to step foot on one of the most underrated islands in the country, home to idyllic beaches and some of the world’s most colorful SCUBA diving sites. Phuket and Koh Tao … Read more

How to go from Bangkok to Koh Tao

White-sand beaches, multicoloured coral gardens, mind-boggling marine creatures, and hills dashed by humid jungles – what could be a better cure for the hustle and bustle of Bangkok? Thankfully, it’s easy to trade the Thai capital for the sparkling shorelines of Koh Tao these days. This guide highlights just a few of the most popular … Read more

How to go from Chumphon to Koh Tao

The hop from the Thai mainland at Chumphon to the sparkling beaches and azure seas of Koh Tao is under 80 kilometres. That makes it one of the shortest ferry crossings for travelers keen to get to the famous diving mecca in the midst of the gulf. In addition, it’s a particularly convenient choice if … Read more