Things to do in Koh Tao: travelling with a toddler


Koh Tao, divers paradise is 1.5-3 hrs from Koh Samui  (depending on which pier you depart from). You can get here via Ferry. You can also continue your travels here if you are staying at Koh Phagnan.

Koh Tao is known for their diving locations across the island. It is also a lot cheaper to attain your divers certificate here. Something I would love to do, unfortunately it will have to wait until my son is either old enough to dive or when we travel with someone (a reason to revisit😁).

We will be departing Koh Samui at 8am from Maenam pier (a little bit further away but cuts an hr off our travel time) and arriving in Koh Tao at 9.30am. We will be staying in Koh Tao for 4 full days before departing to Patong.

Our second last stop 😢 and I can almost guarantee that it will fly by. By now we would have embarked on 4 weeks of travelling through Southeast Asia. Only 2 more weeks to go and I wish we could stay longer. Everyone talks about being home sick, well I get the holiday blues. Time is never long enough when travelling.

Our first Multistop holiday and we are probably going to be exhausted (if you haven’t been following us, check out our itinerary). But what’s a holiday without exploring all the beauty the world has to offer. We will recover when we get home. First stop Bangkok, followed by Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and then Koh Tao.

Koh Tao is a small island. You can travel from bay to bay via long tail boat (which will probably be faster and more scenic). With loads of bays and beaches to see, we will basically be beach hopping, snorkelling and eating for 4 days, and now you can see why I get the holiday blues!

Here is a list of all the things we will attempt to tick off:

For a small island, there is still much to see. I have printed out a map and marked all the bays and beaches we would like to see so we can travel along the coastline with ease. Go to Thailand has been a great resource. You can start here and then do further research.

Follow us as we take on Southeast Asia. You can also follow us on Instagram  @born2explore to check out our daily grind.

Last stop Patong.


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