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Outdoor showers

I notice that many hotels in Koh Tao have outdoor showers. Does this mean that you get eaten alive by mosquitos while showering?! And are the toilets 'outside' too? If this is the case, can anyone recommend a hotel with indoor facilities?

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haha, although i haven't been to thailand, but i don't think all the showers are outdoor, many of my friends have been to but they didn't metion this!!

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Budget places often have outdoor showers, in that it's attached to the bungalow, screened around you obviously, but it's open to the sky. I don't ever remember being bitten by a mosquito while showering. You do get some wildlife, though. We had a family of hermit crabs living in our shower/toilet area on Koh Lanta, and geckos and frogs are fairly common. Usually the toilet is more enclosed. A common design for beach bungalows is to have the bungalow on stilts with the toilet/shower cubicle at ground level down a set of stairs(simplifies plumbing requirements). The more you pay, the more likely it's going to be the standard you're accustomed to. But the outdoor showers are nice. It's very pleasant showering in the sunshine.

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