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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

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

It is free to visit Sairee Beach.

Sairee Beach Opening Times

Sairee Beach is open all day, every day.

Best Time To Visit Sairee Beach

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

Photography Camera


Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle


Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel


Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

What To Expect At Sairee Beach

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.

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Playing around at Sairee Beach Koh Tao
Sairee Beach Koh Tao Beaches
This is the start of the beach, 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 Sunset

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.

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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


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.


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.


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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Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

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Book Your Accommodation

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Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.

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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.