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Review of Chalok Baan Kao Beach

Updated on April 28, 2012

Koh Tao

Chalok Baan Kao beach is the second most popular beach in Koh Tao. For those looking for great diving opportunities at reasonable prices Koh Tao has long been a popular spot. The island is harder to get to from the mainland of Thailand than either Koh Samui or Koh Phangan, but the effort is well worth it because the waters around Koh Tao are teaming with marine life. Koh Tao remains one of the best places in Thailand to experience unspoiled natural beauty.

Chalok Baan Kao

Chalok Baan Kao

The ferry port on Koh Tao is called Mae Haad. It is on the west coast of the island. Just north of Mae Haad is the longest beach on the island – Sairee Beach. This is a beach blessed with fine white sands, great swimming and a gorgeous sunset every night. It is also the commercial heart of the island. On Sairee you will find the most bars, restaurants, shops, dive outfits and resorts. Just as with Chaweng in Koh Samui and Haad Rin in Koh Phangan, everyone heads for Sairee Beach when they get to Koh Tao.

The second most popular beach is Chalok Baan Kao. It is 15 minutes away from Mae Haad by taxi and it takes up a big bay on the south of the island. Chalok Baan Kao is quieter at night than Sairee Beach. It has less of a party atmosphere. At the same time Chalok Baan Kao has facilities and amenities to rival Sairee Beach. On the road behind the beach there is a good selection of guesthouses, resorts, restaurants, shops and bars. You can find anything that you want at Chalok Baan Kao. It is also another big hub for diving.

The sea at Chalok Baan Kao tends to be muddy on the bottom. Sunbathing is better at low tide. There’s a lot of boat traffic in the bay from diving trips, island tours and longtail taxis and this tends to make the water a bit murky.

Much better beaches are found at either side of Chalok Baan Kao. To the west is the beautiful beach of Haad Sal Chao and to the east are the great beaches of Thian Og and Taa Toh.

Chalok Baan Kao is far from the best beach on Koh Tao. It is, however, conveniently located and makes a good base from which to explore Koh Tao.


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