Chalok Baan Kao Bay & Beach In Koh Tao, Thailand

Chalok Baan Kao Bay has one of the biggest and most peaceful beaches in Koh Tao island, great for chilling and watching the sunset.

It’s also just a stone’s throw away from some other amazing spots like Shark Bay, Taa Toh Bay, and Freedom Beach.

What To Do At Chalok Baan Kao Bay

Chalok is a great place for relaxing and taking a dip, kayaking, and more.

It’s the second biggest beach in Koh Tao, but it’s quieter and less busy than Sairee Beach because of its location in the south.

The white sand is soft, and the water is shallow enough to make it a good beach for families with kids. There’s even a sandbar you can walk out on when the conditions are right!

Even though it’s a quiet beach, it has its fair share of restaurants, bars, and dive shops nearby, along with a pharmacy and 7-Eleven. Since it’s facing west, it makes a great sunset beach too!



Entrance Fees

FREE as of 2019.

There’s no entry fee for the beach.

How To Get There

Chalok is located on the south end of Koh Tao island.

It’s just a 10 minute drive from the main pier and tourist areas at Sairee Beach, and many places will rent you a scooter for 150 Baht ($5 USD) to explore the island all day.

Even better, our hotel in south Koh Tao was close enough to walk there in just 5 minutes!

EXTRA: Freedom Beach

While you’re here at Chalok, don’t forget to check out Taa Toh Bay and Freedom Beach!

They’re just around the corner, and you can get to them in a few minutes by walking on foot or taking a kayak.

More info: Taa Toh Bay / Freedom Beach

EXTRA: Freedom Beach
Where We Stayed

We stayed at a hotel called Aukotan Place in south Koh Tao. The price was $23 USD for a big double room with cold A/C, hot shower, and good WiFi.

This hotel includes free buffet breakfast even though it’s not mentioned on Booking.com. They also give a free daily transfer to and from the pier, and Sairee Beach, which was super handy, and they have scooter rentals for a good price.

The location of the hotel was perfect. It’s a 15 minute walk from Freedom Beach, Shark Bay, and John Suwan Viewpoint.

Our hotel bedroom in Koh Tao (Image courtesy of Booking.com)
 
Our hotel dining area in Koh Tao (Image courtesy of Booking.com)
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