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Great views - Worth the 50 baht

Recently took the short hike up to John Susan View point and was not disappointed with view - one... read more

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Meandarra, Australia
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Nice view!

Very nice viewpoint. Did the climb in flip-flops, which was ok, but would recommend proper shoes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chalok Bay | Past Chalok to Freedom Beach resort for trailhead, Koh Tao, Thailand
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All reviews freedom beach worth the climb wear good shoes pay baht entrance fee beautiful viewpoint small hike easy climb short hike wearing flip flops catch your breath sairee beach area lots of water sunny day chalok bay shark bay my friend
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Recently took the short hike up to John Susan View point and was not disappointed with view - one of the best viewpoints on the island. My boyfriend did it in flipflops but probably would recommend wearing proper shoes as it is steep in parts....More

Thank Shazroxz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice viewpoint. Did the climb in flip-flops, which was ok, but would recommend proper shoes. Entrance 50thb per person, which seems fair.

Thank Ruben d
Reviewed 16 September 2018

My boyfriend and I did the "hike" up in flip-flops and sneakers and it took maybe 10-15 minutes. After reading the reviews on here before we thought it would be much harder but it's the easiest walk/hike we have done on the island. So don't...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2018

Took 10 mins to get to the top in flip flops. You do not need to be particularly fit, you just need some semblance of coordination and balance. Easiest and shortest hike I have done on the island. Went very early in morning, nobody was...More

Thank Tris T
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Great view from the top. Worth the climb. 50 baht entry fee. Wear proper shoes eg sneakers. Few rocky bits/uneven areas. Take plenty of water. We hired a scooter to get the entry as staying in Sairee Beach area but you can walk the whole...More

Thank Marie N
Reviewed 5 September 2018

It is near Taatoh resort and freedom beach resort, but you have to climbe/walk about 30 minutes. Road is very bad and slippery. There is a man who asks for payment 50-100baht per person (legal or not legal I don't know).

Thank radenko
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Easy to go, follow the map and can go by your own motorbike. Sometimes there have local people ask for the fee, but I have no ideal when they stay there and it seems not formal. If you have time, you can go back and...More

Thank The_Play_Therapy
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

You pay 50 baht to go up, but the road to the viewpoint in my opinion is very dangerous. You are basically climbing a mountain and there are some ropes here and there you can hold on to but thats it. Do not attempt with...More

Thank Can Ç
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This hike is not the easiest, especially in the heat! But can be completed if you are willing to put the work in. You will be rewarded by amazing views of the island! I would recommend doing the hike early in the morning to have...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Lovely hike up, hindered by the fact all three of us were wearing flip flops! I actually took them off and did it barefoot. It gets quite steep and it would be difficult for anyone to traverse that wasn't physically fit. Worth it though!

Thank Phill D
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