We stayed in the Woodlawn villas for 3 nights but wished we had booked a longer stay! We were picked up at the port and driven to the Villas, which were less than 5 minutes away. The villas themselves are in a lovely hillside setting, surrounded completely by coconut palm trees, a gorgeous setting. The villa was a home away from home, it was lovely to have a separate living room and kitchen area and there was lots of space for two people. We were provided with a mobile phone with local taxi numbers and restaurant numbers, which was very handy. The owner ran through everything with us, giving us lots of recommendations for beaches and places to eat and drink. The closest beach was a 5 minute walk away and was stunning, picture postcard perfect and very quiet! The island is so small that you can travel to any of the beaches in 10 minutes by taxi. The taxis were 4x4 pick ups where you sit in the back in the open air which was great fun! We hired a scooter from Woodlawn villas which was a really cheap and enjoyable way to see the island. From reading about Koh Tao, we expected it to be a sleepy, quiet place - which we found not to be the case! We really enjoyed the atmosphere of the beach bars, Fizz at Sairee beach is a great bar where you sit on giant beanbags drinking cocktails with house music. There are flamer throwers and performers all along the beach and the ocean literally laps around your feet as your enjoy your drinks, amazing! We really wished that we had been able to stay longer in Koh Tao, it's a beautiful island which still feels unspoiled and isn't yet too commercialised, yet there is lots to see and do and a really great vibe. The Woodlawn villas are a lovely base, secluded within the trees yet not far at all from the beaches and restaurants. There is also a lovely pool, although we didn't use this, heading to the beach instead. Clean, comfortable and lots of space, highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Woodlawn Villas is a family run resort with swimming pool comprising of five delightful villas and suites. Chose from the Twilight 3 Bedroom Villa, ideal for groups of friends or families by accommodating up to 8. The Garden Suites can accommodate up to 3 in each suite. The Garden Villas are ideal for couples. Located at the end of a flat private road, we are surrounded by two acres of coconut palms and tropical gardens. Our location is quiet and secluded but only 300m from the main street, where you'll find all amenities and 5 mins walk to the nearest beach. The accommodation reflects both Thai and western architecture, using modern furnishings and fittings, thoughtfully laid out to maximize space and comfort to ensure you have a relaxing holiday. ... more less