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Address: Koh Tao, Thailand

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Amazing spot for snorkeling

It was the best snorkeling I have ever done! It wasn't too crowded and the underwater life was incredible! We saw so many types of fish and corals that we were blown away! Highly... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jenya R
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Haifa, Hefa, Israel

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Haifa, Hefa, Israel
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was the best snorkeling I have ever done! It wasn't too crowded and the underwater life was incredible! We saw so many types of fish and corals that we were blown away! Highly recommend! There isn't too much to do during the evenings there but there is this Lai beach bar which serves Red snapper BBQ, it is amazing!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely beach, white sand, lots of coral for snorkelling and a huge rock to climb and jump into the deep water. A plus is a wonderful Thai massage on the beach for 300. Plenty of food and drink options available. Favourite beach on the whole island!

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Thank acd91
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Depending on at what time and which month you are planning to go there, you won't find too many people at this beach. It is less crowded than sairee beach and when it comes to snorkeling, this place is stunning. There are turtles, even real small sharks just a couple of meters into the water. It is clear blue, full... More 

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017

except that you have to pay 100baht to access the beach, I really liked it. it's really peaceful and really not many people. it's a small beach but the water is clear and the café on top of the rock has a nice view. really relaxing place.

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Thank bourbon_vanille
Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The way to reach the bay is very steep. Its even harder when you are returning from the bay. Please carry enough water with you during your trip. The beach is very clean but rocky. There are rocks beneath the shallow water hence wear strapped sandals while stepping into the water. Very average place to do snorkeling.

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2 Thank Dinnistar
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I could not recommend this place enough for snorkelling... Rent a scooter or car and take your time going down the slightly steep and winding path, you will not be disappointed!! The beach was beautiful super quiet due to it's remote location and I am yet to find a better place to snorkel in Thailand!! Highly recommend :)

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2 Thank Shimbag
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56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

this beach is the great place to snorkeling and cliff jumping the beach is clean and the water is very clear, the sand is white and soft.

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Thank modamilan
Muenster, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Nice beach, very good snorkeling points with a lot of different types of fish and a big rock to climb on to jump of from.

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Thank Drew G
Doha, Qatar
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211 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

A nice secluded bay perfect for snorkeling. It is on the quieter part of the island so you wont be surrounded by people.

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Thank Caz C
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I loved snorkelling there and even saw baby sharks! However be prepared that there might be quite a lot of trash lying around the beach, especially after stormy weather.

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