Koh Tao Activities for Non-divers
Koh Tao Thailand has become popular as a result of our fantastic scuba diving. Clear, warm tropical water, spectacular coral and amazing marine life make the Koh Tao diving a must see. We highly recommend diving Koh Tao - if you come here and don't dive you're missing out!
But scuba diving isn't the only thing that goes on here. On those non-diving days or for people that don't dive, there are still many things to do on Koh Tao. Here are some ideas:
Water sports | Snorkel / Kayak Thailand
Being a small island, there's obviously a large offering of water based activities available.
Daily round the island snorkeling tours or chartering a long tail taxi boat are a great way to experience Koh Tao's coral reefs and marine life without scuba diving.
If you like to Kayak, Thailand's sheltered Gulf is ideal with low wave heights and weak to moderate currents. Kayaks are available for rent on most of Koh Tao's beaches, and there are also a couple of operators offering sailing tours [Island Cruises - Sailing Thailand].
Free diving is becoming popular [check out Apnea Total] plus you can also have a go at wake boarding.
Sporting & Adventure Activities | Rock Climbing Koh Tao
A great new company offering a mix of adventurous activities also based on Sairee Beach Koh Tao, is 'Good Time Adventures'. The guys offer Koh Tao rock climbing, cliff jumping, trekking and more, in multi-adventure day packages.
If you prefer to do your own thing you could rent a mountain bike or ATV to explore the island, or simply hike up to one of the island's spectacular viewpoints.
Koh Tao has a western gym [Monsoon Gym] and Muay Thai Boxing stadium where you can take Thai boxing classes or check out the Muay Thai Boxing Fight nights twice monthly - makes a great night out. Plus we have a paint ball field, mini-golf and island style bowling alley.
Thai Culture and Relaxing Activities on Koh Tao
If you prefer to take it easy, the most obvious thing is to enjoy the great Koh Tao beaches, such as Sairee Beach, Aow Leuk or Tanote Bay.
There are many spots to enjoy a traditional Thai massage or even head to one of Koh Tao's upmarket spas to treat yourself. Thai cooking classes are available, and there are a number of people teaching yoga on the island.