Green Sea Turtle ko tao thailand

Located in the southern Gulf and linked to both Ko Phangan and Ko Samui via year-round island-hopping ferries, this 'Turtle Island' is Thailand's most popular place to learn to dive.

Dozens of dive schools do a good job with both adults and children, and numerous snorkelling sites—such as Mango Bay and Shark Bay—are far better than any site found off the shores of Ko Samui or Ko Phangan. Families should consider staying on quiet beaches like Sai Nuan or Ao Luek as opposed to the noisier beaches at Haad Sairee and Mae Haad.

Family-friendly islands

Thai island escapes without the party crowds

There are many fabulous islands in both the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. Some are heavily developed while others have only a handful of resorts, and sometimes the differences between any two islands are subtle. But it's hard to go wrong once you decide on the type of island that suits your family...read more

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