Casas del Sol is fantastic! We stayed a family of four (parents and two boys (4 and 12 years) in Villa of the Full Moon. In general, we love to stay at quiet locations, and do not fancy big resorts. Therefore, Villa of the Full Moon was perfect for us. If daily cleaning service, petit fours on the bed pillow provided by afternoon room service and concierge is your preferred way of living, then don't stay at Casas del Sol. But if you love a location 2nd to none, excellent pre-arrival and on-site service provided by Christina and Patricia, stunning villas and breathtaking views, then do. There is a nice sea breeze at night, and combined with the big sliding doors the need for A/C in the living area obsolete.
We were picked up by taxa when arriving with the Lompraya ferry from Chumphon - complimentary. Lovely Patricia introduced us to the apartment and we were good to go. The road from Sairee beach is challenging, but that's the price you pay for staying in a quiet location. I would rather do that and then select when I want action and business than staying at a busy place and have to leave my apartment to find quietness. When you're on your own, taxis are 400 baht/one way to go to Sairee or Mae Haad. Relative expensive, but our only option having a 4 year old kid and a wife who doesn't want to drive a scoter or motorbike. Do hire a quad-bike if you want your own transportation, as it is the safest option. The smaller scooters will not be able to climb the road with two persons.
The apartment worked well with two kids. It is our responsibility to make sure the kids don't fly over the small wall and into the jungle or jump the 5 metres down from the swimming pool, and Christina did tell us beforehand, that some people don't like to bring kids because of the lack of safety fence and similar. For us, it was no issue at all. Just tell your kids to take care and have an eye on them ;)
Bao is a taxi driver, who runs a lot of services for Casas Del Sol, and whenever I called him he never took more than 5-10 minutes to show up. A great guy and very helpful. speaks English too ;)
The pictures on their website is 100% true, and if I ever to go Koh Tao again, I'll stay at Casas Del Sol.
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I'm very happy that your family enjoyed your stay so much at our villa and that it was perfectly suited to your needs and wants. As you know, we go to great lengths to explain exactly to guests what to expect from our villas and Koh Tao before they make a reservation, so it's great to hear that our email correspondence and explanations were helpful and accurate for you.
We look forward to have you stay with us again in the future. ;-)
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