" Koh Tao Island Guide by KOH PHANGAN INFO: Hotel and Scuba Guide to Turtle Island, Thailand "
 
 

 

Is the main town and transport hub of the island it also happens to be a rather nice beach. It has blossomed into an interesting m?l?e of ancient and modern with traditional Thai shop-houses next to contemporary East-Meets west architecture. Apart from all the important bits like the pier, health centre, Government Office, travel agents, all the Dive Schools, Post Office, shops etc. there are numerous great restaurants, loads of bars and some of the island's best clubs and party venues on the main stretch of Mae Haad, whilst the serene southern end hosts some high end resorts.

Ten minutes walk away is Haad Sairee, the longest and most popular beach on the island which is like Mae Haad with the important bits removed great bars, great restaurants, great resorts, great dive schools and 1.7Km of pristine white sand. It has an excellent view of Koh Nang Yuan whilst nearby is a historical heritage site where King Rama V made an inscription in 1899; there are some great jungle walks and the School, Temple, Fishery Museum and Police Station on the road to Mae Haad.