Freedom Beach Koh Tao – the complete guide

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Freedom Beach Koh Tao is indeed one of the best beaches on the island. Koh Tao is known for its stunning natural beauty and crystal-clear blue waters. The vibrant marine life makes this island a paradise for diving and snorkeling. Koh Tao and Freedom Beach should definitely be on your Thailand itinerary.

The beach is known for its tropical paradise vibes, soft white sand, big rocks, turquoise water and lush greenery in the background. It’s also a picturesque spot for sunbathing and swimming. Ideal for a day full of relaxation.

Where is Freedom beach?

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Freedom Beach Koh Tao is situated on the southwestern coast of Koh Tao, only 10 minutes on motorbike from Sairee beach. It’s a relatively secluded and peaceful spot compared to some busier beaches on the island.

Just on the opposite side of the hill, you will find Shark Bay – one of the best Koh Tao snorkeling spots.

Before going to Freedom beach make sure you save the location to your Google Maps in case you’ll lose internet connection.

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Where to stay on Koh Tao

The most popular area to stay is around Sairee Beach. You’ll find most restaurants around. However, this area is also a bit too loud, both during the day and night. If you’re coming to Koh Tao to relax, stay near one of many beaches. Our favorite is Tanote Bay.

Best hotels on Koh Tao

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Pepa guesthouse

Low budget

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Ananda Villa

Mid budget

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Cape Shark villas

High budget

How to get to Freedom beach?

Freedom beach Koh Tao is easily accesible on motorbike or taxi. Motorbike will be of course cheaper and more convenient option. Motorbikes can be rented from 200 THB per day. From the parking lot to the beach it’s only 200 meters.

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Once you’ll pay entrance fee to the beach you’ll also have access to the John Suwan viewpoint. In fact it’s really easy to get there you just have to walk around 10 minutes from the parking and follow “viewpoint” signs. The views are without a doubt one of the best on Koh Tao.

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Read next: Looking for the best spot for snorkeling on Koh Tao? Read our complete guide to Tanote Bay.

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About Freedom Beach

Freedom Beach Koh Tao offers a more relaxed and tranquil atmosphere compared to some other busier beaches on the island. Therefore it’s an ideal place for people seeking a quieter and more laid back atmosphere.

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In the beach area you can also buy some snacks and food in the beach bar or restaurant. Although the area is not as developed as some of the larger beaches on the island, which adds to its charm.

Another good thing about Freedom beach is that there is enough sunbeds on the beach for everyone not like at other free beaches on the island. The sunbeds are not so big but they are comfortable. You can even move them wherever you want.

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There is also enough spots in shadow on the beach. In case you don’t want to get sunburnt you can rest in the shadow anytime you want.

The Freedom Beach Koh Tao is also a great spot for watching a beautiful and colorful sunsets. Watching the sun dip below the horizon from Freedom Beach can be unquestionably memorable experience.

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Read next: Find out more about Getting from Koh Tao to Koh Samui.

Snorkeling at Freedom beach

Snorkeling at Freedom beach Koh Tao was really nice. There is a lot of corals in the water but we found snorkeling a little bit difficult due to sea level. We came during low to mid tide and it was hard to avoid corals with the body.

In case you would like to really enjoy snorkeling at Freedom beach Koh Tao we highly recommend to come during high tide. Hopefully there will be enough water for you to easily swim between corals.

Best guided tours on Koh Tao

  • Snorkel tour by Oxygen – Visit Nangyuan Island, Japanese Gardens, Mango Bay, Ao Leuk, and Hin Wong Bay. You can enjoy snorkeling at every stop. The underwater life is just incredible and this tour will be one of the highlights of your whole Thailand trip!
  • Scuba diving experience – Ever tried scuba diving? How about taking your first lesson in one of the best places to get PADI in the whole world? Koh Tao is known for its lively underwater life and the best way to explore it is scuba diving!
  • Daytrip by speedboat – This tour has the same itinerary as the first one by Oxygen. The only difference is, that here you can also go kayaking.

Snorkel tour

Scuba diving

Daytrip by speedboat

Freedom beach Koh Tao conclusion

Freedom Beach Koh Tao is a serene and picturesque destination you don’t want to miss during your stay on the island. We summarized all important details about the beach and its surroundings and in case you would like to ask something just drop us a message in the comments below.

Hope this guide was helpful and thank you very much for reading it!

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