The Wanderland Guide To Koh Tao
Are you prepared for paradise?
Koh Tao is one of the most unique and magnetic destinations in Southeast Asia. There are pristine beaches to lounge on, lush jungles to hike through, and most famously, rich coral reefs to explore. It is one of the most visited islands in Thailand, and those who do it right often leave ranking it as one of their favorite destinations.
Hi, I’m Alex!
And I live on Koh Tao. I first visited the island during a summer abroad in college, and quickly returned post-graduation to work in the dive industry and make it my home. I’ve spent the majority of my twenties here — I kind of grew up on this island.
After years of randomly doling out advice, answering regular emails and social media messages, and crafting seasonal blog posts, I condensed everything I know and love about Koh Tao into this detailed and organized guide. I’ve essentially been researching the Wanderland Guide to Koh Tao since 2009!
And as someone who sees tourists come and go everyday – and helps many plan their trips — I can’t help but notice that most guidebooks give Koh Tao only a few outdated pages, and most bloggers only stop by for a few days.
The result? The vast majority of travelers have no idea how magical this island can be! They don’t realize how much this dream island has to offer beyond diving and drinking. They feel rushed upon arrival, miss out on Koh Tao’s hidden gems, and spend too much money. They only start to discover the best parts of Koh Tao as they’re about to leave, and have to scramble to alter their itinerary.
I get so excited when I talk to those traveling to Koh Tao, I pretty much have to sit on my hands not to fly to my keyboard and plan their entire trip for them. I have a Koh Tao shaped imprint on my heart and I want everyone who comes here to love this island as much as I do — that’s why I wrote this guide!
What’s included in this guide?
The Wanderland Guide to Koh Tao includes beautifully presented insights on Koh Tao you simply won’t find anywhere else, online or in print. This is the most comprehensive guide to Koh Tao anywhere.
Plus, it comes with a selection of exclusive coupons and offers from some of Koh Tao’s top hotels, restaurants, boutiques and tour operators. This guide can easily pay for itself in a single day on Koh Tao! Here’s what else is inside:
A guide to Koh Tao’s beaches and towns
A guide to diving on Koh Tao, including my favorite dive shops and dive sites
A breakdown of every activity available on Koh Tao (some will surprise you!)
A curated selection of my favorite places to stay, eat, go out, shop and spa. Skip straight to the best.
When to come and how long to stay, plus annual events not to miss
A guide to Koh Tao’s fitness scene, from yoga to Muay Thai to gyms and beyond
Volunteer and conservation opportunities on Koh Tao
The absolute best ways to get to and from the island – I’ve tried every method over the years, and include all my insider tips for each
A brief understanding of Koh Tao’s history and insight into island culture
Advice and insights on moving to Koh Tao
A breakdown of and brief advice for neighboring islands and destinations
A guide to sustainable and ethical travel on Koh Tao
Information on logistics like visas, health and safety, staying connected, managing money, and finding everything from the police to the post office to a print shop
Bonus details like alternative nightlife ideas, what to do when it rains, Koh Tao’s best vegan and vegetarian restaurants, and beyond
Custom hand-illustrated maps of Koh Tao and its three main villages
Who This Guide Is For
This guide is for anyone coming to Koh Tao who who wants to skip the tourist trail skip right to knowing one of the most magical island in Thailand like a local.
Are you coming to Koh Tao to do your Divemaster Training, your Open Water, or any course in-between? Are you an experienced diver looking for the best dive sites and dive shops?
Are you getting married or honeymooning on Koh Tao?
Are you relocating to Koh Tao to retire, work remotely, find a job or start a business?
Are you simply looking for a dream island in Thailand to explore for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks?
Are you looking to save money on your trip to Thailand by avoiding simple mistakes, knowing standard rates and using a curated collection of coupons from Koh Tao’s best small businesses?
The Wanderland Guide to Koh Tao is available for just $15 or $12 with the code LoveKohTao. This guide is available for instant download and can be read on your laptop, smart phone, or tablet – or, if you really want to, you can print the whole dang thing out. You can pay with PayPal or Credit Card.
Put nine years of experience in your palm with this purchase!
If you don’t have a smile on your face after you finish this guide, you have sixty days to request a refund. Just send me an email.