Chalok Baan Kao Bay features one of the biggest and best beaches in Koh Tao which is perfect for an entire day of exploring and beach bumming!
I have put together this complete guide to Chalok Bay including how to get there and what to expect when you arrive.
WHERE IS CHALOK BAAN KAO BAY?
Chalok Bay Koh Tao is a short 10-minute drive from Sairee Beach, the main tourist hub of Koh Tao.
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HOW TO GET HERE
The best way to get around Koh Tao is to rent a scooter for 150 Baht per day to explore all four corners of the island. There are dozens of scooter rental stores in and around town, and most accommodations offer scooter rentals too.
Chalok Baan Kao has easy road access and parking spots are available all along the beach.
There are no parking or entrance fees to visit, and it is a stone’s throw from the jump-off point to the beach.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
I visited Chalok Beach Koh Tao at around 4 pm in the afternoon and the long white sand beach was practically empty.
There are a number of beach bars, bean bags, and restaurants along the beach where you can enjoy some afternoon drinks at sunset.
I explored the entire bay from one end to the other, stopping numerous times to take photos of the palm trees and the boats bobbing around in the shallow waters.
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Chalok Baan Kao Beach is definitely one of the quieter beaches on the island and with the convenience of food and beverage options right there too.
Make sure to head east from Chalok Bay along the beach boardwalk to Taa Toh Beach, Freedom Beach, and John Suwan Viewpoint, more of the best Koh Tao beaches and viewpoints to be explored!
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WHERE TO STAY IN KOH TAO
Koh Tao has dozens of accommodations to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay to suit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Sai Daeng Resort Koh Tao
I personally stayed at Sai Daeng Resort and can’t recommend this place enough! This 4-star accommodation is located right on the beachfront and features an outdoor swimming pool, a bar, and restaurant on the beach, water sports activities, a shared lounge, free wifi, and shuttle service. The rooms are modern and spacious, fitted with air conditioning, flat-screen tv, a fridge and kettle, work desk, private bathroom, and balcony with ocean views. Buffet breakfast is also included for all guests. Perfect place to stay for couples, families, and friends.
Mid Range: Wind Beach Resort
Wind Beach Resort is the best value-pick accommodation located in the main tourist hub, Sairee Beach. Featuring a beachfront bar and restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, Thai massage services, and free wifi. The rooms are fitted with beautiful wooden furniture and decor, air conditioning, flat-screen tv, minibar, ensuite bathroom, and ocean views. Great place to stay in Koh Tao for couples, friends, and families.
Budget: Indie Hostel – Koh Tao
Koh Tao Central Hostel is rated one of the best budget accommodations for solo travelers, friends, and couples. Centrally located in Mae Hadd and within walking distance to the beach. There are dormitory-style rooms with air conditioning, free wifi, power sockets, lockers, and privacy curtains on all beds. Also at this hostel is a shared outdoor deck with cushions and a common area for guests to enjoy during their stay.
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WHAT TO PACK FOR KOH TAO
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FINAL THOUGHTS – CHALOK BAY
If you have any questions at all about this awesome beach on Koh Tao, please drop me a line below this post and I will get back to you as soon as I can. For a quicker response, be sure to join Jonny Melon’s Travel Tribe on Facebook and post your questions or recommendations to our awesome community.
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