Ao Chalok Baan Kao is a small town where you will find various accommodations, dive centres, restaurants, bars, clinics and travel agencies. There is also a pharmacy and a 7-Eleven. Chalok Baan Kao Bay looks out to Koh Phangan, Koh Samui and the Ang Thong Marine National Park. Hin Taa Toh (Buddha Rock), a well known landmark on Koh Tao can be seen on the cape on the east side. The beach here slopes down gently into shallow water so it’s ideal for families with children.
For those who love snorkelling, the bay itself doesn’t offer much, but there are some good spots within walking distance such as Freedom Beach, Buddha Rock Cape, Sai Nuan Beach, and June Juea Bay. You can also walk across to Shark Bay (to snokelling with Green turtles and Blacktip reef sharks) through a few resorts that connect both bays.
Overall, the bay is a good place to stay if you want somewhere quiet but still near local conveniences.
Ao Chalok Baan Kao
Location: Koh Tao, Koh Phangan District, Surat Thani 84360 Thailand