Take A Relaxing Couples Beach Vacation To This Island Destination

When most people visualize somewhere relaxing, they imagine themselves on an island beside their significant other, baking in the sun alongside crystal clear ocean waters. If you want this tropical dream to become a reality, head to Koh Tao, Thailand, with your partner. Situated in the Gulf of Thailand, this island stretches just 20 square kilometers. And while it's rather small, its unparalleled beauty has helped it make a big name for itself.

It wasn't until the late '70s that the first visitors discovered Koh Tao by fishing boat. With its verdant, tropical landscape and immaculate, azure waters, it didn't take long before heaps of tourists began flocking to Koh Tao's shores for magical getaways. By 1984, the island's very first resort opened up. Today, over 350,000 people visit the island every year. Between the island's stunning natural beauty and renowned hospitality scene, your worries are practically guaranteed to slip away once you step foot on Koh Tao. If you and your partner are looking to relax and reset, there's no better place to do it than Koh Tao Island.

Embrace the outdoors on your trip to Koh Tao, Thailand

If one thing can instantly soothe your stress levels, it's spending time immersed in nature. At Koh Tao, you'll find some of the Earth's most stunning places to do so. In fact, "Koh Tao" translates directly to "turtle island" because of the island's thriving marine life. Due to the island's unique aquatic ecosystem and pristine water conditions, Koh Tao has become world-famous for its diving sites.

If you and your partner are looking for an adventure, get lost in the waters of Koh Tao's awe-inspiring coastline and go diving with Ban's Diving Resort. One of the island's most popular resorts, they offer boat rides to diving sites. You can expect complimentary refreshments, onboard professional guides, and an up-close look at the island's beautiful coral reefs.

If diving isn't your thing, we recommend you take advantage of the beautiful hikes that trail across Koh Tao Island. For a magnificent view, take the trail to the John-Suwan Viewpoint. Located in the island's central region, you and your loved one will trek to a breathtaking panoramic view of the island's endless beauty.

Where to stay in Koh Tao, Thailand

Although Koh Tao is rather small, it is home to four distinct areas. These include Sairee, Chalok Baan Kao, South Coast, East and North Coasts. Sairee is the largest beach in Koh Tao, and it is also the most popular among tourists. Partygoers will find the wild nightlife they're looking for in Sairee. Chalok Baan Kao is one of the island's more developed areas but offers a more family-friendly ambiance. The South Coast and East and North Coast are all considered more serene and secluded.

For one of the most tranquil, luxurious stays in Thailand, we suggest you book your lodging at the Jamahkiri Resort & Spa on the South Coast. Located in a peaceful environment and equipped with lavish accommodations, you and your partner will never want to leave. This will be especially true after you visit the resort's on-site spa.