Hin Wong Bay Koh Tao is a beautiful beach surrounded by large boulders, crystal clear waters, and it offers one of the best Koh Tao snorkeling spots.
I perused Google maps in search of a beach away from the more popular beaches and I discovered Ao Hin Wong Beach on the eastern coastline of the island.
I have put together this complete guide of where to find Hin Wong Bay Koh Tao and what to expect when you arrive.
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WHERE IS HIN WONG BAY?
Hin Wong Bay is a short 10-minute drive from Sairee Beach, the main tourist hub of Koh Tao.
HOW TO GET THERE
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.
Hin Wong Bay is very easy to access as the main road leads all the way down to Ao Hin Wong Beach and there is a small car park at the bottom.
There are no parking or entrance fees and it’s a short 2-minute walk to the beach.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
When I arrived, the first thing I did was traversed across the large boulders that lined the southern end of Ao Hin Wong Bay to see what I could find.
Apart from a local fisherman on the rocks trying to catch his lunch, there wasn’t much to do at this end of the beach and I couldn’t go much further across the boulders as it was more difficult than what I had intended.
I headed back along the trail between the palm trees to the north end of the bay and found a beautiful patch of sand to perch up and go for a quick swim.
I was surprised to see no more than 10 people down on Ao Hin Wong Beach knowing that there were thousands of tourists on Koh Tao during this holiday season.
If you’re looking for a quiet beach away from crowds and one of the best Koh Tao snorkeling spots, head to the east side of Koh Tao Island and discover the beauty of Ao Hin Wong, where the jungle meets the sea.
Large boulders in the bay
Marveling at the view
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.
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: 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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Another option for accommodation is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals on the island.
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