Freedom Beach Koh Tao is a small slice of paradise and is one of the more relaxing and beautiful beaches on Koh Tao. This beach has it all from large granite boulders, trees for you to lay under, food and drink, as well as perfect blue water!
How to get to Freedom Beach 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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Freedom Beach is located on the south of the island and is roughly a 10 minute drive from the main tourist area of Sairee Beach. We rented scooters and drove ourselves there from Sairee. We were able to rent a scooter for 150Baht per day. Most of the roads leading towards Freedom Beach are paved and easy although there are some steep hills.
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 Freedom Beach Koh Tao
Freedom Beach Koh Tao is a hot spot for anyone looking to get away from the more crowded and busy beaches on the island. This small bay feels very secluded due to it being hidden away between trees and large boulders. The sand was clean and well maintained with only little bits of twigs from the trees located on the sand. You’ll also be able to find a restaurant and drink stand although the bottles of water were quite expensive.
The ocean is the perfect condition to float around in all day. The tiny waves and clean blue water look very enticing after being out in the hot sun. If you look further out to the ocean you will notice some coral, so it’s best to keep close to shore to avoid cutting your feet.
To the right of the beach you’ll also notice a small wooden walkway. This sketchy looking bridge will lead you to the neighbouring bay of Taa Toh Bay. If you’re up for a small hike, you can also visit John Suwan Viewpoint. You can access all of Freedom Beach, Taa Toh Bay and John Suwan Viewpoint from the same carpark.