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Honeymoon in late May - where to stay

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Honeymoon in late May - where to stay

We are planning our honeymoon at the end of May. Any ideas on great places to stay?


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Heard Sensi is the best.

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I haven't been to Koh Tao yet (going next June), but what I've understood after having read loads of forum postings and travel guides the best upmarket place would be Jamahkiri. Sensi might be good too, but I've heard that the beach can get a lot of litter from the pier near by. Koh Tao Cabana gets good reviews too...

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Try Koh Tao Resort their new Paradise Zone looks great.

We haven't stayed there yet, but have booked for this summer.

Best Wishes

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Hi Rosebuden,

Just came back from Charm Churee villa on Jansom bay.

Loved it so much. It was perfectly romantic.

Heard there was a wedding ceremony at the resort too on 19th. Saw staff preparing for it.

can't get wrong with this one, I can tell you.

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ko tao is a beautiful spot. understand though that you don't come to ko tao for the beaches. ko tao is know for it's diving. so forget any place that offers the beach as a selling point. strike one against sensi.

the next thing to consider is the layout of the island. the ferry port is a good area to avoid, if for no other reason than it's not pretty and there are much nicer areas. the main beach of ko tao (hat sai ri) is where the majority of everything is - hotels, restaurants, bars etc. but be aware of the fact that all the bars here cater to backpackers, and some go all night. any accommodation along the beach will get music all night (painful but true).

okay, i'm rambling on...

you've got a choice of 2 places. ko tao cabana or thipwimarn. cabana is at the far end of sai ri on the headland. thipwimarn is further around and more secluded. for a honeymoon, i'd say the seclusion of thipwimarn is probably more ideal, although my preference is for ko tao cabana.

the restaurant at thipwimarn has incredible views out over the ocean, and great food to match - an absolute paradise location to eat. thipwimarn also has a pool - a rare indulgence in any thai hotel. but it is further away from everything, meaning long long walks (too long really) or bike hire.

i'll try and post a few photos in 'traveler photos' to show what i can.

one piece of advice. don't catch the express catamaran from ko samui or ko phangan. if the seas are rough, it is the journey from HELL. all the locals take the slower mono-hulled boat. of course their respective names elude me for the minute, but there are only three choices, one of which is the absolute wrong one. the slower boats offer thai massage on board, which the express certainly does not.

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