Khao Tao Village, located 14 km south of Hua Hin, in the Prachuabkirikhan Province, which has a long stretch of beautiful beach of the same name. With a distance of 243 kms from Bangkok, Kao Tao Village still keeps its profile as a peaceful fishing village surrounded by many interesting tourist attractions.
Khao Tao was the first water reservoir in Thailand, developed as a Royal Project. It is a tiny seaside village for those seeking a peaceful weekend experience and the hospitality of Thai fishing village life. The biggest attraction here is the delightful little bay and beach at Hat Sai Noi and the large Khao Tao temple complex. There is a small sheltered bay at Hat Sai Noi with two or three restaurants serving good food, plenty of seating but does get busy at weekends. Swimming is good as it gets deep quickly however jellyfish have been spotted on occasion. Khao Tao also has an impressive temple complex with several caves, many Buddha statues, shrines, fishing villages, fresh water lakes and lookouts.
From Hat Sai Noi beach you can see two small islands, Ko Singto (Lion island) and Ko Tao (Turtle island). The villager’s main occupations are fishing and pineapple farming. Khao Tao got its name from a hill and a turtle-shaped rock which juts out into the sea. It has recently become widely known as a quiet vacation spot near Hua Hin where natural surroundings remain untouched by nearby modern civilization. Just adjacent to the beach is a large fresh water lake that is stunning in its natural beauty and peaceful setting.
There are quite a few interesting new housing projects in the area and small plots of land can still be purchased for reasonable prices. Dozens of new projects with individual luxury villas have recently become available. Choose from beachside condos or mountain view villas to exclusive estates that have it all!