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Ban's Diving Resort

3.0 of 5 Sai Ree Beach, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I arrived in Koh Tao as a solo traveller a friend told me to stay at Ban's because it was a good vibe and great location, so I did so not even planning to dive. When I got into the lobby something about the vibe of this place got me excited and I signed up for my Open Water.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ban's is a cool place overall. It's large, clean, has lots of shops/amenities close by and awesome food in their restaurant. Having said that it's on a very long, very steep piece of property. Upon starting our hike with heavy luggage we learned we were near the top. Someone agreed to shuttle us up there. When we got there we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I came to Koh Tao to do some scuba diving. We did the Open Water with Rich and little did we know, we would do the Advanced Open water because Rich is an excellent instructor. This guy is awesome!! If you come to Ban's I would highly recommend him. He is very hands on and treats you... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Last summer I was here. I had never dived before and started with the OWD. I enjoyed diving more than I had expected. The course didn't do that much for me. I wasn't impressed by the instructor and how he did the theory of the diving. Because I enjoyed the diving that much and I met some fun guys who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did my open water and advanced open water here and it was the best few days! My instructors Darren and Chloe were absolutely amazing! The whole group had such an amazing time and the diving is wicked. Definitely do the advanced open water aswell as just open water because with advanced you can pretty much die anywhere and you... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Koh Tao to do our PADI rescue diver course and stayed at Ban's. The resort itself is pretty nice considering the price. We stayed at a Deluxe Garden View room, which was close to the pool, dive shop and main restaurant. We originally considered staying at the Deluxe Hilltop View rooms and were glad we didn't -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did my open water PADI license, I could not have asked for better instructors! Rich and Shane were absolutely amazing, I would definitely come back to do my advanced course and further... #ban's fan for life! The staff were great, awesome restaurant, great vibe. Rich and Shane made our holiday:)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

nice hotel with a good price for active divers. Bans is pretty big, so there are rooms closer to the beach and some a lot further up the hill. They just opened a new building further back as well... we sent some emails back and forth for our reservation, but they didn't seem to quite get it in the end.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are not too fussed about having a luxurious room and can live with the odd mosquito fair enough ( I went for an upgraded ground floor garden area room). The location is great, The customer service was average. I did not dive so that element was not for me however it was not an issue as the beach... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a stormy ride over to the island and feeling weak, I LOADED my suitcase into the back of the Ban's shuttle and sat on one of the empty bench seats; why i was told to go to the back and sit with luggage is a mystery to me. We arrived and told to leave luggage alone and go to... More 

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Address: Sai Ree Beach, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ban's Diving Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Ban`s Diving Hotel Koh Tao
Bans Diving Hotel
Bans Diving Ko Tao
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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Tao
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Tao

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