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4 Best Viewpoints In Koh Tao

If you’re looking for the best Koh Tao Viewpoints look no further. We’ve put together our 4 favourite spots on the island.

1. Nang Yuan Viewpoint

The most recognisable of the Koh Tao viewpoints!

As soon as we arrived on Koh Nang Yuan, the first thing we had to do was hike to the top of the incredibly famous viewpoint.

It takes around 15 minutes to get to the top and we recommend hitting it as early as possible to avoid the crowds. Don’t forget to take water, as it can get super, super sweaty!

Also, please be careful on the way down, the small area at the top gets pretty overcrowded but the views are worth it so definitely don’t miss out on one of the top things to do in Koh Tao.

If you prefer to get things booked in advance the Koh Tao & Koh Nang Yuan Day Trip by Speedboat is a trip that includes the viewpoint as well as snorkelling and sightseeing.

Koh Nang Yuan Island Viewpoint Koh Tao Viewpoints
As far as Koh Tao viewpoints go this has to be No. 1

2. John Suwan Viewpoint

The toughest of the Koh Tao Viewpoints!

John Suwan Viewpoint is easily the most well known Koh Tao Viewpoint available to the public.

It get’s quite busy at the top as it’s becoming more and more popular amongst tourists. Although it’s well worth the visit.

It’s a small hike to the summit. It takes around 15-20 minutes in total and the trek is of fairly mediocre level. The real battle though is against the heat and humidity! 

Over looking both Chalok Baan Kao Bay and Shark Bay, the view goes on for miles and is one of the best viewpoints in the South Thai islands.

It really is beautiful, so pull up a pew and take it all in!

John Suwan Viewpoint Koh Tao Viewpoints
Is it worth the hike? Hell yes!

3. Love Koh Tao Viewpoint

The most romantic of the Koh Tao Viewpoints!

This incredible panoramic spot at Love Koh Tao has everything you need for a relaxing afternoon. The romantic terrace cafe overlooks Tanote Bay on the east coast of the island.

With satisfying views overlooking the Gulf of Thailand and ice cold fruit shakes, it’s the perfect place to wind down and spend a few peaceful moments.

With it facing the eastern side of the world, it’s almost certain you’ll catch a beautiful sunrise at the Love Koh Tao Viewpoint.

Love Koh Tao Viewpoint Koh Tao Viewpoints
The most peaceful and relaxing of the Koh Tao Viewpoints

4. Chalok Bay Viewpoint

The easiest but coolest of the Koh Tao viewpoints.

Located at the entrance to Freedom Beach carpark. This is a spot we’d been searching for everywhere.

After seeing a couple of photos on Instagram we were on the hunt for the viewpoint between two palms that looks back over Chalok Baan Kao Bay, one of the best beaches in Koh Tao.

The good thing is there’s no walking involved here. It’s just a simple spot on the side of the road.

We pulled over on our scooter and got the typical island shot we’d be imagining.

Chalok Baan Kao Bay Koh Tao Beaches In Koh Tao
A moment between the palms at Chalok Baan Kao Bay Viewpoint

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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