Koh Tao, or Turtle Island, is a diver’s paradise. It is located between Surat Thani and Chumpon provinces and only a 2 hour boat ride north of Koh Samui. It has been dabbed the best dive site in the Gulf of Thailand. Abounding with beautiful bays, white sand beaches, beautiful coastal rocks and crystal clear water, Koh Tao is simply a heaven on earth. A plethora of seaborne activities are waiting to be discovered. There are many diving schools on the island if you don’t know how to dive and want to explore the underwater world which is said to best in the Gulf of Thailand. On land, you can enjoy fresh seafood at restaurant, sipping tropical cocktails in a bar by the beach or going shopping for some souvenirs. Relaxing body and mind at spa or some active sports are also available for those who would like to get the adrenaline running.
We recommend you several hotels during your stay in Koh Tao:
Koh Tao Cabana Hotel
Positioned away from the crowded areas on Sai Ree Beach, this intimate resort is found in Thailand’s most secluded island, perfect for travelers who want a great vacation in a tranquil atmosphere. Simple but yet romantic villager-styled cottage are secretly hidden into the mist of jungle, with breathtaking view of natural beauty. Each cottage is also fitted with its own balcony where guests can lounge and enjoy the sun and sea from the comfort of their room. The main town is in close vicinity, offering a vast selection of restaurants, shops, banks, and bars. Guests can pamper themselves at the spa/massage on site, dine at the restaurant which serves both local and international cuisines, or wade in the swimming pool. Nearby attractions and the true essence of unspoiled nature are sure to please even the weariest of travelers.
Found in one of the renowned diving sites of Thailand, Chintakiri Resort is resting on the hills and provides an easy 200 meters walking distance to the white sandy beach and pristine ocean of Koh Tao. A perfect destination to recharge yourself, this 3 star property enjoys panoramic views of the mountains and oceans with the surrounds of lush greeneries. All 19 tropical wood bungalows imbibe the local aesthetic with elements such as traditionally designed furniture to provide guests with utmost comfort. Experience a magical sunrise over breakfast, or savor a romantic dinner under the star at the restaurant onsite serving Thai and Western specialties. The enviable location and trendy interiors will make it difficult to forget Chintakiri Resort.
Sensi Paradise Beach Resort
Away from the hustle and bustle of modern day city life, this luxurious accommodation is a tranquil resort located at the quiet end of the island’s longest beach. Surrounded by coconut palms and tropical greenery, Sensi Paradise features family houses, romantic suites and beach bungalows catering to all kinds of guest. Each room setting reflects an influence of traditional Thai décor coupled with the comfort of International standards. Guest can unwind by lounging next to the beach, sipping cocktails, taking in a game of beach soccer, trying out water sports on offer, or taking the renowned boat ride to explore the magnificent island. The secluded yet convenient location of Sensi Paradise Beach Resort, along with its well thought out design is sure to keep guests satisfied.
Koh Tao Toscana Resort
Each of the 25 rooms at this 2-star hotel have all the comforts and conveniences of home. There are air conditioning, inhouse movies, shower in each of the hotel’s well-equipped rooms. In addition, this property in Koh Tao (Suratthani) has nightclub, coffee shop, room service. Guests may make use of the hotel’s excellent recreational and leisure facilities including water sports (non-motorized). With a full range of popular amenities and a friendly, caring staff, it’s no wonder guests keep returning to Koh Tao Toscana.
Samatha Bed & Breakfast
All 5 rooms at this 3-star hotel are tailored to satisfy guests’ needs. All rooms have air conditioning, internet access – wireless (complimentary), internet access – wireless as well as other amenities. Guests will enjoy the hotel’s excellent facilities and services including meeting facilities, bar/pub, laundry service/dry cleaning. Facilities for recreation and leisure available include garden. Guests seeking that perfect blend of attentive care and modern convenience will find it at this lovely hotel.
Each of the 15 rooms at this fine 3-star hotel feature superior amenities. There are air conditioning, shower, internet access – wireless in each of the hotel’s well-equipped rooms. The hotel boasts tours, restaurant, smoking room as part of its superior facilities and services. Those looking for first-rate sporting and leisure facilities will find garden. Guests will find this service-oriented hotel with superb facilities and amenities provides excellent value.