Sai Nuan Viewpoint
As the name suggests, Sai Nuan Viewpoint is located on the road that leads over to Sai Nuan Beach, and is one of Koh Tao’s least visited viewpoints. From Sai Nuan Viewpoint you can look down past Sai Nuan Beach and west across the ocean towards the mainland. On a clear day, you can sometimes make out the outline of the mainland itself, or perhaps a few of the outlying islands close to it. You can also see some of the coastline looking south towards June Juea Beach and Chalok Bay.
If you are driving and accessing Sai Nuan Viewpoint on your Koh Tao rental scooter, you need to take the turn off the main road between Mae Haad and Chalok Baan Kao, towards Desiha Viewpoint and Viewpoint Bar. The road winds up over a very steep hill, before dropping down on the other side and slowly descending again. You can park by the side of the road and walk to the viewpoint, which is clearly marked with a signpost.
It is also possible to reach Sai Nuan Viewpoint on foot by using the coastline walking track. If you are coming from Mae Haad Bay, the walking track starts in the south of the beach by Sensi Paradise Resort and is well signposted. If you are walking from Chalok Bay, you’ll need to walk along the concrete bridge and through Viewpoint Resort to June Juea Beach, then take the track up the steps past the rustic bungalows and through the jungle. You’ll need to walk up the hill on the concrete road from Banana Bar to reach Sai Nuan Viewpoint.
There are no fees to access or enjoy Sai Nuan Viewpoint.
Services & Facilities
There are no bars, shops, or services at the viewpoint itself, so do take water and any snacks you want with you. If you would like to rehydrate after your visit to Sai Nuan Viewpoint, you can always pop down to one of the beach cafes afterward, or alternatively make a stop at Deisha Viewpoint and Viewpoint Bar on your way back.
Sunrise or Sunset?
Sai Nuan Viewpoint’s westerly facing position makes it best suited to sunset, but you can enjoy the view through the daytime too.