Most people come to Koh Tao for diving and free diving but that doesn´t mean there is nothing elso to do.

Except for diving you can:

  • We do recommend you to discover this beautiful island with all its small secluded beaches and view points. There are different ways of getting around the island, motorbike and taxi. You could also rent a longtail boat with driver, take the boat around the island and visit the different beaches. Snorkel and swim with black tip reef sharks, visit unforgettable water worlds, stop at any of the countless secluded beaches. This is the best way of seeing real Koh Tao! Highly recommended!
  • Fishing expeditions with equipment provided and a professional advisor to guide you.
  • Visit the marine park Angtong
  • Visit the paradise island Nang Yuan
  • Rent a motorbike and explore the island
  • Muay Thai (Thai boxing)
  • Rock climbing
  • Flying trapeze
  • Snorkeling
  • Guided Snorkeling trip
  • Wakebording & Tubing
  • Renting a Kayak
  • Renting a small Sailing boat
  • Thunder Cat ADRENALINE Ride
  • Private speed boat cruise
  • Hiking
  • Cliff Jumping
  • Mini golf
  • Shopping
  • Thai Massage
  • Yoga, crossfit, gym
  • Thai cooking courses
  • Renting mounting bike
  • Nightlife

Rental of scooters

Since the island has steep hills you need to be a good driver if you rent a motorbike. We have some Honda Scooters for rent if you are interested.


Taxis on the island can be found in the villages. They are mostly Toyota Hilux with a flatback with benches. 4 persons can sit inside the car. Bring a raincoat just in case.

We use Mr Bear who is a very reliable taxi driver and speaks good English. He (or one his friends) is the one that will pick you up at arrival and drop you off at departure from the villa. It´s also possible to hire him for some hours or a whole day.

Please note that taxis are more expensive on the islands than on the mainland. Always agree on the price before.

Longtail boat around the island

If not too windy, don´t miss to rent a longtail boat and go around the island making snorkeling and beach stops where your like, maybe have lunch in a small nice restaurant on a beach. This is a fantastic way of exploring the island´s beaches. Our housekeeper will help you to order a longtail boat.


Yoga shops can be found on many places on the island. Yoga can also be practiced in the villa.


We can offer SPA treatments in the villa. Therapeuts come up to the house to give different treatments. Massage shops can be found all over the island.


Koh Tao is a diving island, there are more than 80 diving schools on the island.

We recommend:

Roctopus Dive offers a VIP package for Villa Sabai Jai´s guests when doing your Open Water or Advanced course. Theory is made in the villa with your personal dive instructor and taxi transfer to the diving sessions is enclosed in the price. They also offer fun and try dives in small groups,

Master Divers in Mae Haad. They are professional and experienced and can offer you a range of PADI scuba diving and freediving courses. And they also guarantee small groups (max 4 pers),

For our French guests we recommend French Kiss Divers in Chalok, they offer all kinds of courses and dives in the French language,

Ace Marine for luxury diving in small groups and away from the crowds. Part of the training for diving certificate can be made in our pool. They also offer sunset wine and dine cruises,


Island Cruises offers sailboat rentals (Hobie, Laser and Zuma) as well as sailing school. Please see our binder in the villa for more information,

Fishing tour

Extreme Academy can offer you big game fishing tours, day- and evening tours. In group or rent your own boat with guide. Find out more in our binder in the villa,

Snorkeling tour with guide

To get to best snorkeling areas, join this snorkeling tour with guides that have been 20 years on the island and who know where to see what, it´s an incredible fish life around the island incl the harmless black tip reef shark, email Eric at

Thai cooking class

Learn how to cook authentic thai food. Choices of 3 dishes, courses 3 times a day. You will find more information in our binder in the villa,


If you are looking for  real nightlife with lots of bars with music, Sairee Village / Beach is the place. You will find bars and restaurants everywhere. Very popular places are Lotus Bar, Fizz, Maya bar, AC bar, Fishbowl, BND and Choppers Sports Bar, but look around for yourself and find your favourite one.

Every night in front of the bars and restaurants on Sairee Beach you will be able to watch the fire shows.

Don´t miss this event that goes off every night (different shows every night). Lady boys perform in the most creative outfits to playback popular music. They are not the best, but it´s fun to watch! Free entrance, you just need to buy a drink. Starts at 10.20 pm and goes on for about an hour. (Sairee Village)