We stayed in Woodlawn villas during begin of June of 2011. Being a medium price proposition, this accomodation is really great value for money. Young couple - Luke and Michelle, orginally from England, are trying their best to make your stay very comfortable. The rooms are recently renovated, everything looks very new. We stayed in Garden Suite - it’s very spacy, we had a kitchen, bedroom and a living room. They perform clean each day, and changed bed sheets each second day.
The location is very calm and great, in the jungle. In fact, it’s quite far from Sairee, in the Southern part of the island, but in any case while staying on Tao you need bike, if you want to explore the island. We got one, just in front of Woodlawn villas, that’s why there was no any issue to get in the evenings to Sairee or whatever else. As for the beaches, the closest one is Chalok Baan Kao. But, as the majority of the beaches on the island, it was quite rocky, and was not great pleasure trying to swim there. But, Luke and Michelle adviced Aow Leuk bay, which was great in fact! It was very deserted (5-15 people during a whole day), and the water was great to dive in.
By the way, Luke and Michelle were very helpful in giving any advice we were in need: the restaurant, the massage salon, or whatever... Thus, next time while visiting Tao we will obviously go to stay with them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Woodlawn Villas is a welcoming family run resort comprising of six beautiful villas, suites and swimming pool set amongst two acres of coconut palms, tropical gardens and manicured lawns. We offer 3 bedroom villas, one bedroom suites and one bedroom villas making us the perfect destination for couples, friends & families visiting Koh Tao island in Thailand. All accommodation includes air conditioned bedrooms, en suite bathrooms, daily housekeeping, separate living room & kitchenette, Flat screen Cable TV, free wifi, drinking water, toiletries & in room tea & coffee facilities, safe box and private balconies overlooking the gardens/swimming pool. We are just a minutes walk to a well stocked supermarket, 2 minutes walk to a variety of restaurants (seafood BBQ, thai food, tapas) dive shops, yoga classes, spas, pharmacies and 5 minutes walk to the nearest beach. For guests convenience we provide a free mobile phone to call for a taxi, motorbike hire, snorkelling trips & order food delivery for in room service. We provide a selection of menus to order from different restaurants, breakfast/lunch/dinner. All guests are provided with a complete information pack upon arrival highlighting the best things to do, where to eat and places to visit whilst on the island. The atmosphere at Woodlawn Villas is friendly, fun and relaxing. We look forward to welcoming you to Koh Tao. ... more less