How to get to Saan Jao Beach Koh Tao

Saan Jao beach is located in the south of Koh Tao on the west side of Chalok Baan Kao bay and is an idyllic, secluded beach, interspersed with granite rock boulders.

Secluded Beach

This beautiful location is definitely one of those beaches where visitors to Koh Tao can get away from it all and enjoy a very peaceful and relaxing day.

The easiest way to get to Saan Jao beach, is to walk or ride your scooter to Chalok Baan Kao village, which is easily accessible from the main road that runs north to south on Koh Tao. snorkeling saan jao beach koh tao
Great Place to Snorkel at Saan Jao Beach

Saan Jao Beach in the South of Koh Tao

The journey from Mae Haad pier is approximately a ten-minute drive, or a 45 minutes walk until you reach the 7/11 shop in Chalok village.

You can turn right at the shop and follow the track until you reach the car parking area, then walk through until you reach the sea and a wooden pier. beautiful beaches koh tao saan jao beach
Saan Jao Beach in the South of Koh Tao

Pirate Bay

You can walk along the wooden pier to a restaurant that enforces a no shoes policy. Remove your shoes and put them back on as you exit the restaurant, then carry on walking around Pirate bay and across the beach.

On the other side, you will pass bungalows and walk through the trees until you arrive at Saan Jao beach.

The entire journey from Chalok Baan Kao beach to Saan Jao beach takes less than 10 minutes and gives you a view of what the local fishermen’s lifestyles are like. kayaking koh tao saan jao beach
Explore Saan Jao Beach and Chalok Baan Kao

Explore Saan Jao Beach Koh Tao

An alternative route from Mae Haad is to use the coastal path that passes Sai Nuan, Tao Thong and make your way through the Pinnacle Resort, which is next to June Juea beach.

The beach at Saan Jao is covered in fine white sand and although it is fairly small, it is a great place to swim and snorkel from in a morning or afternoon. food and drink saan jao beach koh tao
Relax with Food & Drink at Saan Jao Beach

White Sandy Beach

There are lots of trees that provide shade, some of which have hammocks swung from them in which to relax in, surrounded by beautiful bougainvillea bushes with brightly colored flowers.

Very few people visit this beach so it is ideal if you are looking for solitude. relaxing saan jao beach koh tao
Beautiful Saan Jao Beach Koh Tao

Snorkeling Activities at Saan Jao Beach

If you are feeling more energetic and have brought your snorkeling equipment with you, there is a perfect snorkeling location at View Point Rock, which is accessible from the beach.

From the beach, you can view across the bay to Buddha Rock, whilst lounging in the shade or on a rock reading a book.

Saan Jao beach offers visitors tranquility and serenity, whilst having the ability to swim or snorkel in the warm tropical sea. swimming saan jao beach koh tao
Activities at Saan Jao Beach

Amazing & Secluded Beach on Koh Tao

You can Kayak from Pirate bay beach, rent a long tail taxi boat to tour the bay in a leisurely way or enjoy food and drink at the pirate bay bar and restaurant.

Saan Jao beach is another of Koh Tao’s amazing beaches that you should visit on a warm sunny day to relax, cool off and enjoy the best of what the island has to offer. saan jao beach koh tao map location
Saan Jao Beach Koh Tao Map Location