Freedom Beach Koh Tao – The Ultimate Guide

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Freedom Beach Koh Tao is by far my favorite beach on the island and it’s rated one of the best Koh Tao beaches by locals and tourists!

I have put together this complete guide to Freedom Beach Koh Tao including how to get there and what to expect when you arrive.

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WHERE IS FREEDOM BEACH?

Freedom Beach Koh Tao is a short 10-minute drive from Sairee Beach, the main tourist hub of Koh Tao.

Click here to see the location on Google maps.

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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.

Freedom Beach Koh Tao has decent road access and when I visited there were no parking or entrance fees. The beach is a short 2-minute walk from the jump-off point.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Freedom Beach Koh Tao is one of the smaller beaches on the island but the beauty and scenic vibes make up for its size. Safe to say it’s a must-see location on your list of things to do in Koh Tao!

This silky white sandy beach is tucked away under a shady palm tree and mangrove jungle with some of the clearest, bluest water on the island.

A shallow reef can be found just off the shoreline with an abundance of corals and schools of fish which is known to be one of the best Koh Tao snorkeling spots!

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I spent an hour or so chilling in a hammock while sipping on a fresh coconut that I had bought from the woman working at the beachside food shack.

There is also a cheap local restaurant nestled into the eastern corner of the bay which is a great spot for a bite to eat and something to drink.

Once you’ve spent some enjoyable time at Freedom Beach, make sure to head around the corner along the beach boardwalk to Taa Toh Beach and Chalok Baan Bay to discover some more of the best Koh Tao beaches.

You can also access the John Suwan Viewpoint (my favorite viewpoint on the island) from here.  Just make your way back to the parking lot and look for the ‘viewpoint’ signs which will point you in the right direction to the start of the trail at John Suwan Viewpoint.

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WHERE TO STAY IN KOH TAO

Koh Tao has hundreds 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.

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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.

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Budget: Koh Tao Central Hostel

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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FINAL THOUGHTS

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