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Ban's Diving Resort

#11 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
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Sai Ree Beach, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to Koh Tao to dive and ended up with the best resort and diving school ever. Had the time of our lives. Our room was large, nice beds, hot shower and hot instructors. Taking our license to dive was worth every penny (it was not even that expensive). Would recommend it to anyone. PS. Ban's Diving Resort is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked to do my open water course with bans and enjoyed it that much I stayed to do my advanced open water course! Ban's have everything running perfect in that you always know what you are doing and where you should be, without any time lost or being stood around. If you are lucky enough to dive with legends... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at Bans previously and have been happy with the hotel. I have stayed in the Mountain View room which was really lovely, only comment on this room would be the bathroom is small and dark. The new Superior rooms in the L Building are really nice, super clean and well equipped. The pool at the L Building... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for peace and quiet book the garden rooms not by pool 1. Decent sized rooms and very clean. Beautifully kept gardens. Good choice of breakfast menu. Be prepared to do some up hill walking and unless you are booked in for diving course you can't get in the swimming pool until quite late. But what makes... More 

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Thank juppie71
Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always nice to be back on the island and at Bans. The new appartment are nice and it is real good to see that the people at bans are carrying for the environment, the main feature is the fact that the entire (beautiful garden) is watered by recycled water from the resort of which the urge basin at the top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went as a group of 4 to do the open water padi course. Our instructor Dan was great, very helpful and patient if we found anything difficult. I was very nervous beforehand and unsure whether or not to do the course but Dan made us all feel very relaxed and comfortable and I'm so glad I went ahead and did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're taking diving lessons stay here. I was in a free room that was supplied with my courses it was cleaned everyday. The courses and instructors are great here. I did my advanced diver, nitrox, EFR course and rescue all with excellent experienced instructors. I wouldn't recommend diving anywhere else.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a superior Double bedroom for 6 nights with view to the Pool, very nice! Unfortunately we were sick, so no diving course :( for non-divers, the resort is pretty unromantic, but I guess for divers it's perfect. Staff at the reception is very friendly. Breakfast is ok for 2 days but afterwards it gets boring.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner visited for the open water dive course (4 days) and all the instructors/ facilities were really nice. I decided I didn't want to do the course after the first day and they gave me a refund which was good. We had the free fan room and do not recommend. The beds had no proper bedding and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful surroundings. No messing around. Great diving courses. Good for groups or just as a couple. Good access to bars and right on the beach. I wouldn't go anywhere else in KT. Belynda Suva is a dream.

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