Ended up staying in Aminjirah quite by chance, and was lucky enough to get a booking at the last minute, having stayed in Koh Tao was familiar with the location but had never stayed there.
The only single downside was in trying to get transport from the pier as the local taxi drivers seemed a little confused as there are several resorts with quite similar names it transpires, although this can be avoided entirely if unlike us you actually arrange pick-up with the resort...
The room we got was large and very comfortable for us and a child with plenty of room nice big tv with cable, all in all very luxurious...
We had a pool by our room, but the real treat is the big infinity pool, which has an absolutely killer view, (as it seems has been picked up on by a few other reviewers).
Ko tao is a very special island and has a real nature feel about it, staying at Aminjirah really enhanced that aspect lovely tropical gardens and some of the most outrageous frog chorus we have ever heard in the evening, we even had some kind of flying frog on our room window one night, this really feels like a tropical resort!
From the hotel it is a short walk to the nicest part of the Sairee Beach, although it can prove hard to drag yourself away from lounging around the clifftop pool. handily there is a shuttle service provided to Sairee as well at several convenient times during the day when you feel too lazy to walk. For me this location could not be better.
We hired a motorbike from the rental place directly outside Aminjirah resort, and can report that it is very good, excellent brand new bike, which is good to have when exploring the steep hills of koh tao.
Apparently the resort is often full so we were lucky to get in there it seems, an amazing base for staying in ko tao. would love to stay again some day!
As a tip if you want to visit Nangyuan it seems you can get there for around 150 baht per person from the longtail taxis... this can be negotiated down, with difficulty, they will try to insist you need them for the journey back which is nonsense, we got back for 300 baht for 3 persons.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aminjirah is nestled on a dramatic cliff side, overlooking Sairee Beach and Koh Nang Yuan. Aminjirah features just 17 suites and villas with 2 pools including a 16 metre dramatic sunset infinity edge pool. Aminjirah is but 5 minutes from Sairee Village and it's action and offers a free daily shuttle transfers for it's guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amanjirah Hotel Koh Tao