Koh Tao is a small 21km2 island in the Gulf of Thailand. Initially a Diving destination for backpackers, the island has developed into a paradise accommodating all types of travelers with all types of budgets. Scuba Diving still remains the most popular activity on Koh Tao, however many more leisure options have sprouted up, and you can find travelers enjoying activities both in and out of the pristine waters surrounding the Island.
Despite the growing number of activities on the island, diving courses and adventure dives remain the popular culture on Koh Tao. Nearly 40 dive shops spread over different beaches offer PADI and SSI certifications to newcomers every day. Each shop on Koh Tao has its own unique style based on language specialties, group sizes, the type of equipment, or luxury service. Whether you want to be part of a larger more social diving group, or have more one-on-one attention, Koh Tao is a great place to learn and accommodate all of your diving needs.
If diving is not your thing, you will find many other ways to enjoy the island. Koh Tao has a growing community of yoga studios, muay thai training centers, exercise gyms, and healthy conscious restaurants and snacks to nourish the body and mind. Over the last 5 years more and more families have been making the journey to Koh Tao changing the island to a family friendly destination. Solo travellers, couples and families alike can participate in activities such as the mini golf, high flying trapeze lessons, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, and boat trips to the various beautiful beaches around the island. Children as young as 8 years old can begin learning how to dive with an experienced instructor, and for those who are coming for a longer stay, a playschool and nanny services can be arranged.
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