Grape View Viewpoint
Grape View Viewpoint is a stunning lookout point that takes in all the beauty of the surrounding jungle, plus the area of the sea looking down onto Koh NangYuan. This is definitely one of the lesser-visited corners of the island and provides a truly unique viewpoint angle. Even many long term local residents do not know where it is or how to find it!
It is possible to reach Grape View form two different directions, but whichever route you take you will need to hike as there are no roads or tracks that are suitable for driving all of the way.
The first access route is from the main road in north Sairee right before Dusit Buncha resort, where a steep concrete road leads up the mountainside. After winding up for a few hundred metres the road gives way to jungle track. When you reach a fork, take the left turn and head slightly downwards again to reach Grape View Viewpoint. Once you’ve taken in the scenery, you can either come back the way you came, or carry on past the track you came in on, and eventually you’ll join up to the dirt track by 180 Viewpoint Bar where you can walk back down and join the Mango Bay road and head back towards Sairee.
Alternatively, you can walk or drive from Sairee to Jim’s bar (at the fork on the Mago Bay road) or the turn off for 180 Viewpoint Bar. You’ll notice a few cages housing chickens. From here take the track on the opposite side of the road and you’ll head downwards past a deserted wooden bungalow. When the path forks, bear right, and after about half an hour you’ll reach Grape View Viewpoint.
If you plan to drive part way, do be aware that the road in sections is very steep, and unless you have a reliable Koh Tao rental scooter, it may be difficult to make it up the steepest sections with 2 people.
There are no fees to park or access Grape View Viewpoint. However, if you visit Summit Viewpoint Bar or 180 Viewpoint Bar before or afterward, you will need to pay an access fee of 100THB. Do note that paying the fee at one of these includes a ticket for access to both.
Services & Facilities
Be sure to take plenty of water and any snacks you want with you, as other than Summit Viewpoint Bar and 180 Viewpoint Bar, there are no opportunities to stop to refuel.
Sunrise or Sunset?
Neither. Grape View Viewpoint is all about the pretty outlook over to Koh NangYuan and getting yourself a true jungle hiking experience. Its orientation is optimal for neither sunrise or sunset and is best suited to a daytime visit.