Co-working is becoming an increasingly popular way to work and as the digital nomad community continues to grow, co-working spaces have been popping up all over Southeast Asia in recent years. If you are not familiar with the concept of co-working, it’s basically an arrangement where several workers from various companies and online industries share an office space.
There are many cafés on Koh Tao that are happy to let you hang out and use their Wi-Fi, but only one dedicated co-working space. Tao Hub is located in Mae Haad, just off the road that leads down to the Songserm pier. It comprises one large open-air working space and two smaller air-conditioned offices. Members can sign up for daily, weekly, or monthly use, and the premises are open 24hours so those who work in alternative time zones are accommodated.
Tao Hub co-working space houses a mixed community of digital workers from copywriters, graphic designers, and social media managers to coders, programmers, and app designers. Some members are long term residents, but many are digital nomads just passing through the island looking for a fast and reliable internet connection, and a more immersive atmosphere than a café or restaurant.
Tao Hub co-working space has a great community vibe and offers an optional team lunch for 100THB, which is served at 1pm daily. There’s also a chillout sofa area where members can relax and chat, a drinks fridge to purchase refreshments, and tea and coffee making facilities. The infectiously happy owner, Moe, also provides her homemade hibiscus iced tea free of charge to all co-workers. Members regularly socialise and dine together outside of the workday, so Tao Hub is a great option for those looking for a practical working environment with the benefits of ready-made island friends to hang out with.
You can find more information and contact the Tao Hub team directly through the Tao Hub Facebook page.
Dots Coffee is a café on the main road in Mae Haad, right next to Pen Wholesale supermarket. While not a dedicated co-working space, it markets itself to digital nomads and welcomes those looking for fast internet and a place to hang out and work.
The café layout is one large open plan room that is air-conditioned. As well as welcoming digital workers, Dots Coffee also functions as a regular café, so it possibly a more distracting atmosphere than a more traditional co-working space.
You can find more information and contact them directly through the Dots Coffee Facebook page.