Koh Tao Attractions
Although Koh Tao is known as a world class scuba diving destination due to it’s stunning underwater scenery, there are also many natural Koh Tao attractions and sights well worth experiencing on land. From rugged hills to steep mountains, rocky ridges to flat coastlines; a picturesque island for those who love to walk, trek, mountain bike, take photos and enjoy the wildlife. Follow the trails up the hillsides and mountains, through the jungles and discover all the stunning view points that Koh Tao has to offer. There are plenty of other Koh Tao attractions which you shouldn’t miss out on during your stay. Below are just some of our favourites!
Koh Nang Yuan Viewpoint
Koh Nang Yuan Viewpoint is by far one of the most popular of all the Koh Tao attractions. The view point is one of the most photographed areas on the island, with the beautiful backdrop of Koh Nang Yuan its clear to see why. It takes roughly 30 minutes of walking to reach the top of the viewpoint and it is clearly signposted on the island. Once you reach this stunning viewpoint you will be presented with the most perfect of photo opportunities of the stunning clear green waters that surround the 3 small islands that form Koh Nang Yuan.
John Suwan Mountain Viewpoint
This viewpoint is located on the south of the island at Chalok Baan Kao Beach, on the mountain ridge there. Picturesque views of both Chalok Baan Kao and Thian Og Bay are on offer from John Suwan Mountain View Point. On clear days you can also see nearby Koh Phangan and Koh Samui from the viewpoint. The photography doesn’t do this stunning view justice; this is definitely one of the Koh Tao attractions you just need to see with your own eyes. The viewpoint takes its name from two friends Mr John and Mr Suwan who discovered the viewpoint. You will need to trek for around 15 – 20 minutes to reach the viewpoint. Easy to find as it’s clearly sign posted from Chalok Baan Kao village.
Wat Koh Tao
The islands only Temple Koh Tao named Wat Koh Tao is located in Mae Haad town. The temple is set in quiet garden surroundings and here locals come to worship the Buddha statue found inside.
Yaai Mae and Taa Toa Spirit Rocks
An area where locals will come to worship the rock spirits that makes up Yaai Mae and Taa Toa Spirit Rocks. It is believed that by worshipping the rocks you will be protected by all forms of natural disaster when out at sea. The rocks are found in the southern part of the island.