Love Koh Tao Viewpoint – Visitor’s Guide

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Love Koh Tao Viewpoint is one of the most popular attractions on the island!

With panoramic views overlooking Tanote Bay and the eastern coastline of the island, Love Koh Tao is not to be missed!

I have put together this complete guide to visiting including how to get there and what to expect when you arrive.

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WHERE IS LOVE KOH TAO VIEWPOINT?

Love Koh Tao Viewpoint is located in the center of the island. It’s a short 15-minute drive from Sairee Beach, the main tourist hub on the island.

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.

Love Koh Tao has great road access and plenty of parking spaces at the car park situated at the entrance.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

There is an entry fee of 20 Baht to take photos at the Love Koh Tao viewpoint or alternatively if you buy something to eat or drink then the entry fee is waived.

It’s a fantastic spot to watch the sunrise as it faces east over the Gulf of Thailand. If you’re not a morning person, no worries, Love Koh Tao is also a great spot for lunch and freshly squeezed fruit juice.

There are a number of great photo opportunities here including the @lovekohtao sign, the netted beds, and the big colorful welcome sign.

Love Koh Tao is one of my favorite viewpoints on the island and great for a short visit in between some beach hopping.

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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, a work desk, a private bathroom, and a 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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WHAT TO PACK FOR KOH TAO

When visiting Koh Tao, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you;

  • Sunscreen – the Thailand sun is very strong, so make sure to pack some high-quality sunscreen.
  • Quick-dry travel towel – the most compact and lightweight towel for traveling.
  • Reusable water bottle – stay hydrated by bringing along a reusable water bottle.
  • Backpack – The Nomatic 30L Travel Pack is the ultimate backpack for everyday adventures.

If you’re interested in taking awesome photos and videos on your travels, this is the camera gear that I use and recommend;

  • GoPro HERO10 – the most popular camera on the planet for action-packed adventures.
  • Canon EOS R – perfect for traveling, this is the most affordable, compact camera on the market.
  • DJI Mini 3 Pro – take your photos and videos to new heights with this user-friendly drone camera.

 

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FINAL THOUGHTS

If you have any questions at all about this epic viewpoint 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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