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Ao Thian Ok

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Address: Koh Tao, Thailand

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Access via Rocky Resort

The first day we were here we tried to get down to Shark Bay, but were dissuaded by the security guards of the big fancy resort. However, we went back and tried again, this time... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2015

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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2015

The first day we were here we tried to get down to Shark Bay, but were dissuaded by the security guards of the big fancy resort. However, we went back and tried again, this time driving past the first guarded entry, then drove a ways further along til there's a little guard shack on the right side of the road.... More 

1 Thank IHenninger
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Private beach for Haad Tien Resort guest. This is a beautiful bay. The water is clear. You may see small fishes here.

Thank Poh Ling F
Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2015

excellent clean beaches, chilled out vibe, and quite a few hotels, though most hotels are quite expensive. Its a good place to come, just for a couple of hours if all you wanna do is lay on the beach

Thank inshadesofblue
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2015

Many top quality hotels, resorts, and restaurants. Unfortunately the beach is private access to Haad Tien clients only. But if you are, it is well worth it.

3 Thank Kyle C
Bytom, Poland
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113 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Beautiful beach, clear water, nice palm trees. Getting there is tricky, because probably the only access is through private area of Haadtien Beach Resort (which is right next to the beach). Worth visiting, though.

1 Thank MarcosTraveler
Poznan, Poland
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195 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2014

The beach is stunning, huge resort just behind it is not. Getting there might be tricky since they claim its private, its worth for sunbathing. The water tends to be shallow, the reef is destroyed in many places, but its a good spot for snorkeling anyway. White tip sharks!

1 Thank JorgenJacobson
The Hague, The Netherlands
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98 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014

Located on the southern end of Ko Tao, this is a lovely small bay with fine white sand and crystal clear water. Reef sharks can be seen when snorkeling at the eastern side of the bay, quite special! In the shallow parts, coral is badly damaged, a bit deeper you see some better preserved coral formations, but nothing spectacular. Nice... More 

Thank morevish
Cape Town, South Africa
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123 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

Having been to all the beaches on the island, I think that this is one of the bests to visit. Well worth a visit.

2 Thank JasonmFinch
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014

This must be one of the most beautiful of all the beaches on Koh Tao. Unfortunately not readily accessible unless you're staying at a resort in the bay. Great snorkeling.

1 Thank Judy D
Oxford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014

My friends and I excited biked to Thian Og Bay on a hot tip that we could see Black Tip Reef Sharks. They're only about 1m long - so no danger - but we saw 3 or 4 in total whilst snorkelling to the left of the bay when looking from the beach. One of the highlights of Thailand for... More 

3 Thank Dapper_Dan_56

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