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Visiting Koh Tan Ko Samui

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Koh Tan is a neighboring island of Koh Samui. It takes 20 minutes by using the long-tail boat to reach Koh Tan Island from Koh Samui. Since you can find peace in this island, this island is called “Coral Island.” This island is a primitive island in the little village where there are no cars and roads. Koh Tan is located between the southwestern coast of Koh Samui and Taling Nam fishing village.

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This white sand beaches island is the best place for those who like snorkeling and sunbathing.

This white sand beaches island is the best place for those who like snorkeling and sunbathing.



You can use the traditional long-tail boat to discover the amazing view of the Koh Tan Island. This island is surrounded by the coral reefs along the white sand beaches. This view will spoil your eyes if you are planning to do sightseeing in Koh Tan. Moreover, you can see native wildlife in their natural environment. If you are using the tour company, they will provide boat for you and see the sight from the water. Through these experiences, you will discover the island's surrounding reef formations and marvelous aquatic environment.



Enjoy the snorkeling tour to see the beautiful reef of Koh Tan (Coral Island) and shimmering fish. This Coral Island can be reached by a long-tail boat from Koh Samui. Also, you can enjoy the underwater beauty in the Gulf of Thailand. Besides the beautiful coral reefs, the multicolored water and warm tropical water are the reason to do snorkeling in this beach. A giant calm is waiting for you. You can do snorkeling for hours; the guide will lead you to the beautiful spot underwater. You do not have to worry about the snorkeling equipment because the tour company prepares it for you if you want.



With the great view of coral and white sand beaches, you can spend your day by doing sunbathing here. The island is traffic-free and without electricity makes this island is total solitude. The peaceful atmosphere will make you feel comfortable to enjoy your day. Moreover, the combination of blue and green color in the water will make you want to spend all day in Koh Tan.

Koh Tan Ko Samui Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

You can purchase the tickets at a ticket booth near the Koh Samui. Or you can order it from the tour company.

How To Get Around?

Since the areas around Koh Tan are a primitive village, which is lived by 20-30 people, the traditional long-tail boat is the only transportation to get around the island. The best way to get around the park is by hiring a long-tail together with your friends. You can explore all the Koh Tan area and it is depend on your own schedule. By doing this you will not spend much money to hire a private one. You can visit the other island near to the Koh Tan Island that is Koh Mudsum using the long-tail boat.

What Should I Wear?

You can wear t-shirt to make yourself comfortable when you are having a trip. Make sure you always wear comfortable walking shoes or maybe sandals since you are going to walk in the beach area. Make sure you bring cool, casual clothes if you're visiting Koh Tan in summer. Or you can use a beach dress to make your look more fashionable during the holiday. If you are planning to swim, may also bring a swimsuit as the suitable clothes to wear. Don't forget to bring your sunscreen! The Thai sun can be very strong and lead to unpleasant sunburns.

Koh Tan Ko Samui Facts

Best Time to Visit

If you are looking for the warmest time, you can visit Koh Tan on April, May, and June since those three months are the hottest month in the year. If you are planning to visit Koh Tan in the windiest time, you can be there on January until March. The windiest month is February, followed by January and March.



Will I Need a Guide?

No, transportation is easy and you can find anything on this site.

How To Get There?

The way to get to Koh Tan is only by boat. From Koh Samui you're transferred to Thong Krut pier. The long-tail boat that consists of some people will bring you to Koh Tan and it takes 20 minutes to arrive. If you are planning to go there, you can choose private boat or long-tail boat.

Additional Info

Optional activities are available on the island, such as swimming and relaxing.

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