Lined with huge boulders which give Tanote Bay it's unique appearance. Just north of Ao Leuk, the conditions here are very similar and taxi-boats can ferry you between the two.
Haad Thien (Rocky Bay)
Tao's best beach, without question. Commonly known as Rocky Bay, the water here is absolutely clear and the beach is lined with coconut palms. Surprisingly uncrowded, probably due to being a fair way from the main town. Perfect!
Mae Haad Beach
The "capital" of Koh Tao, Mae Haad is the most developed area on the island with lots of shops, bars, restaurants, banks and internet shops. Everything you need is located here!
Sairee Beach is the best known of Koh Tao's beaches and is home to several beach bars, nightspots and some excellent restaurants. Always seems to be busy!