- 1 Is Koh Tao worth visiting?
- 2 Does Koh Tao have an airport?
- 3 How do I get to Koh Tao by train?
- 4 How do I get to Koh Tao by ferry?
- 5 How many tourists have died in Koh Tao?
- 6 Is Koh Tao dangerous?
- 7 Is Koh Tao expensive?
- 8 Is Koh Tao a party island?
- 9 Where do you fly into for Koh Tao?
- 10 How long is the ferry from Chumphon to Koh Tao?
- 11 How do you get to Koh Samui?
- 12 How do I get from Surat Thani to Koh Tao?
- 13 Can you take your car to Koh Tao?
- 14 How do I get from Koh Samui to Koh Tao?
- 15 Where is Koh Tao Thailand?
Is Koh Tao worth visiting?
Koh Tao is one of Thailand’s most popular islands, especially for divers and snorkelers. But even if you don’t dive yourself, visiting Koh Tao is definitely worth it. The island does not offer many classic sights, but all the more exciting activities.
Does Koh Tao have an airport?
By Air The nearest airports are in Chumphon Airport (Nok Air), Pathio District, Chumphon and Ko Samui Airport. Both offer onward high speed ferry connections to Koh Tao. This option is one of the fastest to get to Koh Tao and generally much less expensive than via Samui Airport.
How do I get to Koh Tao by train?
The best way to travel from Bangkok to Koh Tao is to book a sleeper seat on an overnight train from Bangkok to Chumphon. On arrival at Chumphon in the morning you can then take a joint bus and ferry service direct from outside the railway station to Koh Tao.
How do I get to Koh Tao by ferry?
Catch a flight with Nok Air domestic airline from Bangkok to either Surat Thani or Chumphon. From either airport there is a shuttle provided by the ferry companies, either Lomprayah or Seatran to take you to the respective pier. From their you catch the ferry to Koh Tao.
How many tourists have died in Koh Tao?
But among some foreigners, Koh Tao has taken on a more sinister reputation. At least eleven European tourists have died or disappeared there since 2014 and it is now described as “Death Island” or “Murder Island”. Deaths have been explained away by the authorities as unfortunate accidents or suicides.
Is Koh Tao dangerous?
Generally, we consider Koh Tao a safe destination to visit. Although there are instances of drugs, petty theft, corruption, and various tourist scams; crime can be found in most areas of the world.
Is Koh Tao expensive?
You should plan to spend around ฿1,078 ($33) per day on your vacation in Koh Tao, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. So, a trip to Koh Tao for two people for one week costs on average ฿15,085 ($456).
Is Koh Tao a party island?
Yes, Koh Tao is a party island as it offers the best of Thailand’s nightlife. Koh Tao, a beautiful island along the Gulf of Thailand is known for its stunning beaches, incredible marine life, a number of exciting water sports and amazing nightlife. Koh Tao is one of the most popular dive centers in Thailand.
Where do you fly into for Koh Tao?
Fly from Bangkok to Samui, then catch ferry to Koh Tao From Bangkok’s main Suvarnabhumi airport Bangkok Airways (Bangkokair.com) operate flight to Koh Samui. Flight time is short, at about 1 hour. Then from Samui you can use the Lomprayah catamaran to get to Koh Tao.
How long is the ferry from Chumphon to Koh Tao?
The Chumphon Koh Tao ferry route connects Thailand with Koh Tao Island. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Songserm. The crossing operates up to 7 times each week with sailing durations from around 2 hours 45 minutes.
How do you get to Koh Samui?
The most convenient way to get to Koh Samui is flying with Bangkok Airways either from Bangkok itself, or from Singapore, Phuket or Pattaya. There are over twenty flights a day from Bangkok alone. Alternatively, several ferries and catamarans run from Surat Thani or Don Sak on the Thai mainland.
How do I get from Surat Thani to Koh Tao?
The quickest way to get from Surat Thani to Koh Tao is to ferry which costs ฿850 – ฿1300 and takes 3h 43m.
Can you take your car to Koh Tao?
There is no car ferry that goes to Koh Tao and really not proper roads for a hire car. You can go to Samui and Koh Phangan with Raja Ferry, but that’s as far as you can go.
How do I get from Koh Samui to Koh Tao?
The Koh Samui Koh Tao ferry route connects Koh Samui with Koh Tao Island. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Lomprayah High Speed Ferries. The crossing operates up to 7 times each week with sailing durations from around 1 hour 30 minutes.
Where is Koh Tao Thailand?
Ko Tao (also often Koh Tao; Thai: เกาะเต่า, pronounced [kɔ̀ʔ tàw], lit. ”Turtle Island”) is an island in Thailand and is part of the Chumphon Archipelago on the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand. It covers an area of about 21 km2 (8 sq mi).