We found Casas Del Sol on tripadvisor, it's quite difficult to find on the site as it doesn't always show up when you search for accommodation (as it's a villa).
Christina was really helpful and there were lots of emails backwards and forwards regarding any queries to make sure there were no surprises! The only downside for me with the reservation was having to use paypal. This is a pain as paypal have alternative exchange rates and commissions to pay, so it was more expensive than it should have been. Bank transfers should be available.
When we arrived on Koh Tao we were greeted by a very friendly chap called Bao. He drove us to the villa and on arrival Patricia (blooming), was there to meet us with her husband Eneko (spelling?) Patricia showed us around what is without doubt a fabulous villa with the best view you will wish for.
When we arrived Casas Del Sol had just taken delivery of their quad bikes. Let's make this clear. You CANNOT walk to the villa unless you are looking for a serious workout in 35 degrees and 70% humidity. From reading previous reviews about the villa we too were concerned about it's location. The hill is at least a 45 degree incline and in a taxi is ten minutes. Taxis on Koh Tao are expensive and it's 400 Baht each way.
Let this review rest your concerns as the hill on the quad bike is no problem even if you have not ridden one before.
Hire the quad bikes! It's all the fun and then some, the deal Patricia gave was good and it's easy. In addition to which if you want to visit Ao Leuk beach, and you must!, then the quad will get you there and back with ease, a scooter will struggle as the "Road" isn't really a road at all.
We had no problems with the villa it was just divine, with some water waiting for us in the fridge on arrival. I have to say that Patricia and her hard working husband made sure they were always available for us if we had a problem, all very reassuring. The villa was well equipped with lots of towels, really comfy bed, dvd's to choose from etc..although no hair dryer. A couple of friendly Geckos kept the creepy crawleys at bay.
It was everything we had hoped for and more. A massive thanks to the Casos Del sol team and best wishes to Patricia and Eneko para el nino!!
Carol and John McGurk
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With stunning views of the open ocean, island landscape and tropical sunsets, Casas del Sol are five individually designed boutique villas that offer self-catered accommodation in an ideal location of Koh Tao that is both central and convenient yet private and tranquil. Each villa features understated luxury with a modern tropical design that offers plenty of relaxation space in which to turn off, tune in and chill out. ... more less