Thailand has a reputation for friendly locals, incredible food, and some of the world’s best beaches. We chose Koh Tao to give our students a break from the hustle of life to focus in on coding. Koh Tao is renowned for its world-class diving, rugged hiking, breathtakingly scenic views, and staying drier and sunnier during Thailand’s monsoon season. This beautiful Southeast Asian island has everything to set us up for a great course.
CodingNomads partnered with TaoHub, a local-run coworking space just minutes’ walk from Mae Haad beach and the main pier. Taohub brings digital nomads together from all over the world, providing a space to be productive and create community on the island.
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CodingNomads has two accommodations partners in Koh Tao that offer discounted monthly rates for our students. Each of these options is within 15 minutes walking distance of Taohub. Accommodations prices are NOT included in your tuition. Please let us know if you’d like to book these accommodations, and we will put you in touch directly for the discounted price.
Please note that our partner accommodations are subject to availability and prices may increase closer to the start date. July and August are busy months on Koh Tao, so make sure to give yourself plenty of time to secure your lodging at the best rate!
– ฿20,000 THB/month (~$575/month) for superior room and private bathroom in a 4-start hotel, with wifi, complimentary morning coffee, tea and breakfast, clothing storage, air conditioning, and 3 swimming pools overlooking the beach with a swim-up bar.
– ฿12,500 THB/month (~$360/month) for standard twin room with private bathroom, wifi, cold water shower, fridge, kettle, complimentary drinks, clothing storage, and a fan.
There are endless activities and sights to see in Thailand during your free time. Snorkeling, scuba diving, cooking classes, island hopping, and even just people watching in this diverse and vibrant country.
You must apply for and obtain a 60 day single entry tourist visa BEFORE entering Thailand. This process can take up to 3 weeks so please give yourself ample time.
Check with your local embassy or consulate to ensure your country qualifies for this visa.
Generally, countries with a 30 day visa-on-arrival exemption are eligible to obtain the 60 day tourist before entering Thailand.
You may apply at a Thai embassy or consulate in person, or many allow you to mail in your application. For example, the Los Angeles, CA consulate processes visas-by-mail quickly, and provides all the information you need on their website. The cost for the 60 day tourist visa is $40 USD, which is payable by cashier’s check or money order only. Cash, Credit Card, Personal or company checks are NOT acceptable.
You must also include a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage ( Recommend using USPS Express Mail Flat Rate / NO FEDEX) for the return of your passport.
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the first day of the trip, and have at least 1 blank page for the Thai visa.
Travellers traveling from/through countries which have been declared Yellow Fever Infected Areas must acquire an International Health Certificate verifying the receiving of a Yellow Fever vaccination. Check the list of countries in Yellow Fever regions.
Expect warm days and nights, with highs around 88 degrees (31 celsius), and nighttime lows around 75 (24 celsius). Thailand gets its lush natural beauty from being located in a tropical rainforest! And while rainy season typically falls during our course, Koh Tao is known for staying sunnier and drier than the rest of Thailand at this time. Still, expect intermittent rain showers mixed with sunshine throughout the months.
When visiting temples or holy sites, sarongs can be rented to cover up your shorts (men included!). Both men and women must cover their shoulders to enter holy sites – save the tank tops for the beach!
As of writing, $1 US Dollar equals about 34.68 Thai Baht. Make sure you let your bank know you’re traveling so they don’t put a hold on your ATM card!