Best Wifi Internet in Koh Tao, Thailand for Digital Nomads

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?

I tested the speeds using Speedtest by Ookla iOS app. I strongly recommend this app as well as the desktop version as speedtest.net.

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

In Touch Resort Cafe Best Wifi Speed Test Koh Tao Digital Nomad

AC2 Resort Restaurant (Map)

Download: 18.87 Mb/s
Upload: 9.03 Mb/s

AC2 Resort Restaurant Best Wifi Speed Test Koh Tao Digital Nomad

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

Simple Life Dive Shop Room Best Wifi Speed Test Koh Tao Digital Nomad

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

Bans Restaurant Best Wifi Speed Test Koh Tao Digital Nomad

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