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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
South East of Ko Tao, Koh Tao, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were disappointed by the beach - you have to pay 100 baht entrance which would be okay if they would clean the beach. There were a lot of dead corals, and a lot of plastic at the beach... wouldn't go there again.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Aileen T
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

The bay looks pretty but the snorkeling was very bad. we went snorkeling 3 days in this bay but couldn't see any sharks but we saw a turtle...quite disappointed. some others tourists who use to come for years in koh tao told us that it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank billymika
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful spot and the sandy beach is amazing but don’t get ur hopes high about seeing sharks and turtles 🐢 cuz we never did but def worth to visit

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Ramzit222
Reviewed 8 October 2018

(We stayed at the cape shark pool villas for 3 nights (highly recommend. Especially due to the stunin views Of shark bay Although reef sharks are rarely seen On a good day after Sunrise or before sunset wile snorkeling You might be lucky to see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank daniel w
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We stay in Koh Tao 3 more months, we always go to Shark Bay snorkeling when we have time. Reasons 1) Easy to see Turtle, about 60-70%, sometime can see 2 or more, they are friendly and don't afraid people, so you can easy swimming...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank The_Play_Therapy
Reviewed 17 August 2018

If you want to look at sea cucumbers on dead coral, this is one of the places. The only good snorkeling spots on Ko Tao are Aow Leuk and Light House.

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank jack_gats
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Very nice and tipical beach of Koh Tao, probably the most attractive for a picture. Snorkelling is only medium though.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Godofwater
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Nice place to snorkel, but can be quite dangerous if you find yourself over a shallow patch with nowhere to put your feet down.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Phi11thy
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

The shark bay is one of the most beautiful bays at Koh Tao and - the name says it all - you can go for a dive and if you are lucky you will see a shark (don‘t worry - they are pretty shy so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank matthiasadvisor
Reviewed 15 July 2018

This bay is just good for sunbathing but if you need some shade, there is not enough place for everybody under the tree. The bay is so shallow that you cannot swim.There is a like way used by the boat to go go find some...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank clintbart
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Response from jack_gats | Reviewed this property |
I think Aow Leuk Bay and Light House Bay on Koh Tao still have 50% of the coral living. I don't know whether you can call those places "walk-in". You could reach them from the shore but it would take too much effort and... More