Four wheel drive low range was the standard response when we got into a taxi to go to Chintakiri Resort and for good reason too. The resort is perched on a steep hill but the view was magnificent.
Check in was a breeze and bags were carried to our room. We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite with some friends, which had ocean views from the balcony and master bedroom.
The rooms were spacious and each had an ensuite and cable tv.
The restaurant was well priced and the food was fresh and delicious. The waitresses were delightful and attentive.
We found the resort very relaxing and suitable for couples. Taxis were expensive, charging 400THB to go a few kms, which was comparable to Melbourne prices without the comfort. There are, however scooter rental places nearby. A good tip is to rent something decent that is at least 125cc or you'll have trouble getting up the hill to the resort or tackling the many hills around the island. I had a 125cc Honda Click and had no issues (2 persons and a box of beer).
Overall I highly recommend the hotel for couples wanting to unwind but if you want to stay close to the action this property might be a little far away.
Thanks Chintakiri for a fabulous stay.
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- Also Known As:
- Chintakiri Hotel Koh Tao
- Chintakiri Hotel Surat Thani
- Chintakiri Resort Surat Thani