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Sairee Beach In Koh Tao – A Complete Guide

Sairee Beach Koh Tao is the main hub of the island and the best place to catch a Koh Tao Sunset. So here’s everything you need to know about Sairee Beach.

How To Get To Sairee Beach Koh Tao

Sairee Beach Koh Tao is a huge 2km stretch of sand located on the West side of the island.

It’s the most popular tourist beach on Koh Tao, and we stayed at the Northern end of Sairee Beach, which is family friendly and great for restaurants and street food.

If you’re looking for transport to and from Koh Tao, you can pre-book all of your Lomprayah transfers.

We rented scooters for 150 Baht per day. This is the easiest way possible to explore the whole island.

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

What To Expect At Sairee Beach Koh Tao

Sairee Beach Koh Tao is the place where most people stay as it’s close to all the best things happening. It’s also known as one of the best beaches on Koh Tao.

Many people visit Koh Tao to go diving, so all the best diving shops are located along Sairee Beach.

It’s also a super popular place to chill and spend the day sunbathing. You can pop into one of the cool restaurants for lunch so you don’t have to go too far.

There are swings and oddly shaped palm trees along the beach that make for a perfect photo opportunity.

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Playing around at Sairee Beach Koh Tao
Sairee Beach Koh Tao Beaches
This is the start of Sairee Beach Koh Tao, it goes on for almost 2km
Sairee Beach Koh Tao Beaches
There are a few swings like this dotted along the whole beach.

Sairee Beach Sunsets

Sun sets on this side of the island too so it’s an awesome place to hang out for the evening. The majority of the tourists head over to Sairee Beach for a killer Koh Tao sunset.

All the best bars are located along Sairee Beach. So you can grab a beer or a coke and perch yourself in a comfortable spot to see the day out.

With chilled music, warm lighting and bean bags pretty much scattered along the whole strip, the vibe really sets the scene for a unforgettable sunset.

After your stunning Koh Tao sunset, you can walk down the streets into the night markets to get cheap Thai or Western food.

As well as delicious fruit shakes, you can even do a spot of souvenir shopping! The streets really do come alive at night time.

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The oddly shaped palm tree on Sairee Beach Koh Tao
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The best places for an epic Koh Tao sunset

Where To Stay In Koh Tao

Luxury – The Place Luxury Boutique Villas

The Place Luxury Boutique Villas offers one-bedroom villas in Ko Tao, 2.6 miles from Mango Bay.

Guests have access to free WiFi in all areas. Private parking is available for those who drive and is free of charge. 

Featuring a dining area at its spacious terrace, the villa boasts a fully-equipped kitchen where guests can find a wide-range of cooking equipment.

The air-conditioned bedroom offers a direct access to the outdoor infinity pool where guests can indulge in while enjoying the mountain and beach views.

Premium shower amenities are provided for guests’ comfort. The living room includes a flat screen TV and a DVD player for entertainment. Free use of bicycles is available for guests to explore the city.

Mid-Budget – Simple Life Cliff View Resort

Located in Ko Tao, less than 0.6 miles from Mae Haad Pier, Simple Life Cliff View Resort provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a bar.

With free WiFi, this 3-star resort offers a private beach area and room service. The resort has a garden and offers a terrace. 

A continental breakfast is available daily at the resort.

Budget – Tommy Resort Koh Tao

Tommy Resort Koh Tao is located between Mae Had Bay and Sai Ree Bay, 100 yards away from a beach.

Offering clean and comfortable bungalow, the resort has a tour desk and motorbike rental services.

Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby area and on-site parking is provided. 

The property is a 5-minute walk to a local market, restaurants and a spa centre. It is 10 minutes from Nangyuan Island by a speedboat and 1.5 hr from Ko Phangan by a ferry.

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Thursday 20th of December 2018

Hey, some of your photos look stunning, but I can't work out which end of the beach they are. Do you recommend the north, south or somewhere in the middle as the nicest place to stay? Thanks!

Charlie Pauly

Thursday 20th of December 2018

Hey Helen, thanks so much! So we stayed at the north end and our friends stayed at the south end. Either are great for beach and sunset and much quieter than the middle which is more of the party area. North is good for street food and markets also.