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Shark Bay

South East of Ko Tao, Koh Tao, Thailand
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nice bay but not so goog for swimming and snorkeling

This bay is just good for sunbathing but if you need some shade, there is not enough place for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
clintbart
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London, United Kingdom
Beautiful beach

We loved this place. As most places on koh Tao a place in paradise. There is only a small party of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tony B
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“beautiful beach” (15 reviews)
“black tip” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
South East of Ko Tao, Koh Tao, Thailand
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"beautiful beach"
in 15 reviews
"haad tien resort"
in 4 reviews
"black tip"
in 3 reviews
"trees for shade"
in 2 reviews
"snorkel or dive"
in 2 reviews
"lovely snorkelling"
in 2 reviews
"charges baht"
in 2 reviews
"marine life"
in 9 reviews
"sunny day"
in 2 reviews
"tour boats"
in 2 reviews
"parrot fish"
in 3 reviews
"freedom beach"
in 4 reviews
"light house bay"
in 2 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 4 reviews
"white sand"
in 2 reviews
"clear water"
in 3 reviews
"rent a scooter"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This bay is just good for sunbathing but if you need some shade, there is not enough place for everybody under the tree. The bay is so shallow that you cannot swim.There is a like way used by the boat to go go find some...More

1  Thank clintbart
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this place. As most places on koh Tao a place in paradise. There is only a small party of sandy sea before you hit the coral but great place for snokeling or diving. Check times if you want to see sharks

Thank Tony B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place for a snorkel or dive, There is a nice view point above the bay .The water is cystal clear

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All beaches except Sairee are private premises like NangYuen, 100 Baht is standard for foreigners and 30Baht for Thai. This is the by-law and as a tourist, one shud respect the locals. Trespassing private premises, will be at own risk and not covered by insurance...More

Thank Byng C
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Terrible snorkeling. Skip it!! “Shark Bay” is a marketing scam to try to get people here. There are no sharks. There used to be but the coral is all dead and you have to snorkel out into the open ocean out of the bay to...More

2  Thank 7Taylor7
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

This review is purely on the snorkeling, and not the land portion of the bay itself. We visited Shark Bay with a snorkeling tour group, and it was pretty sobering. We had spent our entire week in Koh Tao diving some of the more vibrant/healthy...More

1  Thank Kit C
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

They wanted us to pay 100 baths but I threat them to call the police and finally they let us stay for free! Anyway the snorkeling was not worth as the coral is all dead . We didn't see the shark or turtle.

3  Thank mikenarval
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Shark Bay has a lovely beach, beautiful water and a resort which allows you to use the washrooms. There are not any beach chairs for non-guests, but you can find a nice spot under one of the many beach trees and enjoy the day.

1  Thank Jabbht
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

I would recommend this bay if you are looking to see the black tip reef shark or some sea turtles but be warned there is very little too see here besides the two(really lacking coral formations).

Thank Joshua H
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Rent a scooter, drive to Haad Tien resort, pay 100 TBH to get down to the beach, go snorkeling on the left side about 25 metres out - Sharks guaranteed. 5/5! A fellow backpacker told me she saw a turtle out there!

Thank Laust S
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Douglas_Diego
24 April 2018|
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Response from skphillipsss | Reviewed this property |
Try and get to Koh Rok (i think that’s the spelling) in Thailand, best snorkelling you’ll find out of all the south islands! Places that are more ‘party islands’ are basically destroyed out at sea due to tourists.
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