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Chalok Baan Kao Beach

Ko Tao, Koh Tao

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors
If you are looking for a bit of Rastafarian flair and do not want to be too far from the action, then Chalok Baan Kao is a great place to spend your holidays. The second-largest beach on Koh Tao is situated in the south of the island and provides a relaxed setting with several things to do. There is a small village for shopping, and along the 800 metres of sand you can amongst other things hire kayaks. However, to use these and to enjoy some swimming, you have to walk for quite some time, as the sea here goes out a long way most of the year, but overall the beach with its relaxed atmosphere is a great place to spend your holiday.

Chalok Baan Kao Beach - The quiet beach of Koh Tao

Among the best features of Koh Tao are its lovely, quiet, small bays. Some bays however are quiet, but still have things going on there and Chalok Baan Kao is one of them. The second-largest beach on the island is at the most southern end and can easily be reached by scooter via the tarmacked main road. The town of Chalok Baan Kao is always very busy. You will see numerous holidaymakers browsing in the nice shops and enjoying delicious food in one of the many restaurants.

The beach is directly behind the road, but it is still very quiet here. This beach is not regarded as one of the nicest because the water is extremely shallow and the sea goes so far out that you need to walk for quite a time to reach the water’s edge. Depending on the moon, however, there are days when swimming can be good fun here.

The beach attracts holidaymakers because of its very relaxed atmosphere. You can hear soft reggae coming from the loudspeakers of the cosy bars and you can really switch off here.

At the western and eastern ends of the bay you will find two more small bays which are worth exploring, namely Tattoo Bay and Pirates Bay. Pirates Bay can be reached via a small wooden path and has a superb bar with a pirate-like atmosphere. In spite of the poor swimming conditions, Chalok Baan Kao is a beach where families and backpackers alike will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. In addition, the beach is a fantastic base to explore further small dream bays by scooter.

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Chalok Baan Kao Beach is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 8/10 points
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This beach is perfect for anybody looking for relaxation, but not wanting to do without amenities.
Family: 8/10 points
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The beach is well-equipped, is easy to get to and is safe - an ideal beach for families.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 9 of 12
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 9 of 12
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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Pirates Bay

Offer: Sun-loungers, Music, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Cheap

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Low

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Taraporn Restaurant

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Cheap

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Low

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  • Pirates Bay
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    Offer: Sun-loungers, Music, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Cheap

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Low

  • Taraporn Restaurant
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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Cheap

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Low

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