About Koh Tao
Coral Grand Resort
Where is it
Koh Tao is a small island covering 21 square km, located 44 km North of Koh Pha-Ngan (the fullmoon party island) and 45 km North East of Koh Samui.
Koh Tao's boom started when it was discovered by the diving industry. It is a paradise for both beginning and experienced divers, and also the largest dive training center in Southeast Asia. Sea turtles are ever present around the island's shores, and more turtles are expected to thrive in the coming years.
How to go to Koh Tao
Flight to Koh Samui and then ferry to Koh Tao
Flight to Chumphon, then bus to pier then ferry to Koh Tao
Flight to Surat Thani, then bus to pier and ferry to Koh Tao.
Train from Bangkok to Chumphon, then bus and ferry to Koh Tao. This option is mostly used during the night, when sleeper trains offer safe reliable travel whilst not using a day of your holiday up and also saving the cost of one nights accommodation.
Bus and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao. Lomprayah, offers a coach service with departure from Bangkok Khao San Road to Chumphon Pier taking about 8 hours. Then transfer to their High Speed Catamaran taking another 1.5 - 2 hours to Koh Tao Mae Haad Pier.
How to travel in Koh Tao
Coral Grand Resort provides a island taxi from resort to Koh Tao pier. Just book with our front desk and we will organise everything for you
If you want to travel in Koh Tao further than your feet. Motorbike rental is a good idea, it's fast and easy. Rental rates start at 150 Baht per day (24 hours) for a manual, and 150 – 250 Baht for an automatic.
Weather in Koh Tao
The climate on Koh Tao is generally pleasant all year around, with temperatures varying from 25 to 34 degrees Celsius. From February until October, the temperature averages of 32 to 38 degrees, but from July until September, there can be some heavy showers, which for the most part seem to hit early morning or late afternoon.
3 seasons in Koh Tao
Warm season from February until May
Rainy season from the end of September until November
Chilling season from October until January
The tropical climate is quite humid all year round, but fortunately Koh Tao, being a tropical paradise also gets a refreshing sea breeze every now and then stretching in from the Gulf of Thailand.