Sairee Beach – Ultimate Guide To Koh Tao’s Best Beach


Sairee Beach is the biggest and most popular beach on Koh Tao Island.

Sairee is the main tourist hub on the island and it seriously has it all, from beachside bars and restaurants to dive shops and night markets. It’s also one of the best locations on the island to watch the sunset!

I have got you covered with this ultimate guide to Sairee Beach Koh Tao including how to get there, and all of the best things to do when you arrive.

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Sairee Beach Koh Tao is located a short 5-minute drive from the Mae Haad Pier and about 15 minutes from Taa Toh Bay.

Click here to see the location on Google maps.

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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.

Sairee Beach has easy road access and when I visited there were no parking or entrance fees.

When you arrive, simply park on the side of the road and it’s a stone’s throw from the main road to the beach.

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As I mentioned earlier, Sairee Beach is the biggest beach on Koh Tao, stretching 1.8 km along the western coastline of the island!

So it’s up to you where you want to park along the road and stroll down to the beach because once you are down on the sand it’s very easy to explore the entire beach.

During the day, there are a few fun things to do including tree swings, beach volleyball, sunbathing, and snorkeling out on the reef.


Another great thing about this beautiful beach is that you don’t have to go far to get some lunch or drinks as there are restaurants and bars all the way along the beach, each with stunning views of the bay and neighboring islands.

The nightlife is always buzzing and it’s the best place to be on the island for all things happening!

Night markets, streetside food vendors, and beach bars line the streets and I guarantee you will be far from bored during a night out.

For diving enthusiasts, all the dive shops on Koh Tao can be found here at Sairee. Just pop your head in, say hello, and organize your dives in advance.


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!

Located right on the beachfront, features include an outdoor swimming pool, a bar, a restaurant on the beach, water sports activities, a shared lounge, free wifi, and a 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.

It’s the perfect place to stay for couples, families, or 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, and each room has air conditioning, flat-screen tv, a minibar, an ensuite bathroom, and ocean views.

Great place to stay in Koh Tao for couples, friends, or families.

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Budget: Indie Hostel – Koh Tao

Indie Hostel is rated one of the best budget accommodations for solo travelers, friends, or couples. It’s centrally located in Mae Hadd and within walking distance of 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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2 thoughts on “Sairee Beach – Ultimate Guide To Koh Tao’s Best Beach”

  1. Hey! My husband and I are planning a trip to Koh Tao and are trying to select a hotel. We are not into the party scene and are hoping to avoid the areas where 18 year olds are getting trashed with buckets of vodka each night, but I’d like to be by the beach and restaurants. I visited Koh Samui in my 20s and remember some of the hotels being right next to the party area and people staying there being pretty upset by the noise. I know there are bars by the beach, but does this area get wild like some of the other islands where staying on the water might keep you up all night?

    • Hi Michelle, yes Sairee Beach is indeed the party area, I would suggest staying at Sai Daeng Resort as mentioned above in this guide, or somewhere on that side of the island, it’s a much quieter area. Have a great trip!


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