What’s the #1 most important concern of every digital nomad? Fast wifi internet! For those of you coming to Sairee Beach in Koh Tao (also spelled Ko Tao, I don’t know which one is right), Thailand, I figured I’d make your life a little easier and list the speed tests for the places I visited with the best wifi internet in Koh Tao. Sadly, I spent most of my time in the ocean getting scuba certified with Simple Life Divers so the list isn’t very long.
Is there fast wifi in Ko Tao?
Yes, it turns out there is. Many of the cafes and restaurants were getting ~20 Mb/s download and ~10 Mb/s upload.
As a rule of thumb, you want at least 5 Mb/s upload and download for basic functions like email, but even those speeds are pretty miserable.
How did I test the wifi speeds in Koh Tao?
Places With Best Wifi Internet in Koh Tao, Thailand (Sairee Beach)
In Touch Resort Restaurant (Map)
Download: 23.02 Mb/s
Upload: 12.14 Mb/s
AC2 Resort Restaurant (Map)
Download: 18.87 Mb/s
Upload: 9.03 Mb/s
Simple Life Divers (Map)
This first wifi speed test was taken from one of the fan rooms at Simple Life Dive Shop (not their resort, nor restaurant, not any public space near it). As you can see, it’s not good.
Download: 4.29 Mb/s
Upload: 0.70 Mb/s
Ban’s Restaurant (Map)
Just across from Ban’s Diving Resort is it’s very own restaurant called Ban’s Restaurant, which also contains their Fishbowl Bar. While its upstairs was probably the prettiest workspace, it’s internet wasn’t so fresh.
Download: 1.80 Mb/s
Upload: 0.75 Mb/s