While it is true that scuba diving is the most popular activity on Koh Tao, there are plenty of alternative activities for tourists who prefer not to dive. There are a variety of options to explore this beautiful island, either on foot, bike or kayaking from bay to bay. A fishing expedition can take you further afield, while those wishing to relax closer to the shore can hire paddleboards on Sairee beach.
Thai cuisine is becoming more and more popular. Cooking classes on Koh Tao offer a wide range of Thai dishes, giving budding chefs a chance to expand their culinary skills.
Hacienda – Koh Tao Leisure Park is located near Maehadd and offers a number of relaxing activities. There is an 18 hole mini golf course, 2 petanque alleys, and indoors they have pool tables, pinball, table tennis and a kiddies adventure playground. A large outside projector shows sporting events, and an indoor cinema show the latest films. Alongside the standard menu, roast dinners are available every Saturday and Sunday.