The resort is best described as rustic! Rooms are clean but very basic- power goes off daily and there are holes cut in the roof in the bathroom to let in light. But... we had a fabulous time. Snorkeling is excellent and just off the beach, or there is a raft trip daily in the morning. Squid fishing in the afternoon and just hangin' in a hammock the rest of the day. Food was excellent and the staff are lovely. We were also treated to a turtle release to celebrate the King's birthday- an unexpected delight. Definitely worth the trip.
The only resort on the island so I was a little worried about the food options. As it tourneys out they cooked the most amazing sea food every night. Beach is stunning, with some good snorkeling to be had.
Its a mixed feeling here. Island itself - 5 stars Service - 4 stars Food - 5 stars Room - 3 stars Activities - 5 stars We arrived at the pier in the morning meeting K. Preeda, the owner of the resort and the whole island. He was kind to let us have a private speedboat without waiting for other travelers. The rooms are run-down but clean enough. What we love most about the island is that they nurse turtles and actually care about nature. We walked up to the view point and surprised by the view in a storm. We will come back. Thanks again K. Preeda for your hospitality! Ps. My twins enjoyed your complimentary takeaway fizzy drinks so much. Thank you!!
Beautiful Island! The water is clear for swimming and clear enough for snorkeling. Had a great time snorkeling and saw some nice colorful fishes, a ray, and a big turtle! The food was great and exceptional! We always had a very nice lunch and dinner and a good breakfast. We stayed at Pearl Bay in a bungalow right in front of the beach! Smaller bay but much nicer than the other one. The staffs are friendly and helpful. But the room could be improved. Its the only thing we could complain about the island.. Everything was good except for our the bungalow room. We had a great time in the island but did not have a good night for three nights.
This was our 2nd visit to Koh Talu. We had an ok visit last year but I wasn’t really too keen on going back. However with family visiting, a bunch of kids, and not wanting to spend too much time organizing stuff we decided to go back - and am I glad we did. This time we spent 5 days/4 nights. Again I was a bit apprehensive as the food last time wasn’t that inspiring. However this time was completely different. We stayed in the smaller (and older) of the two resorts: Pearl Bay. Rooms are basic but fine Food was excellent. Homemade proper Thai food. But I. Short why Koh Talu: a) really easy with kids. Everything is safe. Staff is attentive. Kayaks and paddle boards available for use at any time b) snorkeling is good. While most of the coral died during a violent storm , there are plenty of fish, sea turtles, etc. can be reached either on the snorkeling tours or straight from the beach. c) space is spread out. There is never too many people. Especially not after 2:30 pm when the day trippers leave. d) the turtle conservation center while small is a great opportunity for kids to get close (but not too close) to the turtles. And topping it all is the fact that we can drive down from Bangkok on weekends. Will be back.... …