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.
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.
Sairee Beach Koh Tao Entrance Fee
Free to visit.
Sairee Beach Koh Tao Opening Times
Open all day, every day.
Best Time To Visit Sairee Beach Koh Tao + Tips
The best time to visit Koh Tao is between the months of December and April, when the weather is most settled and perfect for visiting the beach.
The hottest month of the year is June, with temperatures reaching 33°c.
If you are looking for some beach activities, there are plenty on offer at Sairee Beach.
Or, if you are looking for some nightlife, Sairee Beach is always buzzing.
This is a beautiful beach to visit during the day. However, it is undoubtedly the perfect place to enjoy a stunning sunset.
What To Pack
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 for the diving. Therefore, all the best diving shops are located along Sairee Beach.
Other activities including Stand Up Paddling, kayaking, snorkelling are available too.
It’s also a super popular place to just chill and spend the day sunbathing. With the added bonus of being able to pop into one of the cool, local restaurants for lunch, without having to go too far from the beach.
In addition, there are swings and oddly shaped palm trees along the beach that are good fun and make for some perfect photo opportunities.
The 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 grabbing a delicious fruit shake, you can also do a spot of souvenir shopping! The streets really do come alive here at night time.
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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