Chalok Bay Koh Tao – Shallow Sandbanks & Quiet Beach Vibes

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Chalok Bay Koh Tao is a quiet beach tucked away between trees and greenery. You’ll be able to walk through the calm, clear water and out onto the many sandbanks. This shallow bay also has beach front resorts and restaurants so it’s an ideal spot for you to relax and admire the beauty of the beach.

How to get to Chalok Bay Koh Tao 

To get to Koh Tao, we used 12Go to book a ferry from Koh Samui. 12Go is a super cheap and reliable way to get around Thailand and other popular Southeast Asian countries.

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We drove ourselves on our scooters from Sairee Beach which took us roughly 10 minutes. The roads leading to the beach are paved and easy to follow. You can rent scooters from almost anywhere on the island. We managed to rent our scooter for 150 Baht per day.

Where to stay 

There are a variety of places to stay on Koh Tao. There are budget accommodation options spread out all over the island, although the most popular place to stay is along the west close to Sairee Beach. If you’re looking for a quiet place to stay, a popular guesthouse is Happy Bungalow. It’s located at the quiet end of the beach so you can get away from the loud bars and markets. If you’re looking to stay closer to the action, you can try Indie Hostel.

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What to expect at Chalok Bay Koh Tao 

Chalok Bay Koh Tao is a large and quiet beautiful stretch of beach. The shallow waters make it the perfect spot to walk out onto the many sandbanks so you can sit and observe the bay from a unique perspective. The area is very quiet with also a few beach front restaurants and hotels. Many people decide to stay at Chalok Bay to get away from the busier and more touristy area of the island, Sairee Beach.

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Chalok Bay is an ideal place to relax under a small tree or sit among the still blue water. Since this beach is so shallow, you will most likely have to go out quite far to have a proper swim. Alternatively, you can save the swimming for one of the many other beaches on the island such as Freedom Beach which is located close by.

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You can also view Chalok Bay from a viewpoint which is located just around the corner. Make your way towards Freedom Beach. As you approach the beach, you’ll come to a small carpark on the left hand side of the road. Opposite of the carpark is a small viewing area where you can observe Chalok Bay from above.

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