When reading about Koh Tao Star Villa I did wonder whether it would be too good to be true...however, it wasn't!
Heidi and Alan have created a little haven up in the jungle with breath-taking views, superb customer service and a fantastic location! As soon as we stepped off the ferry at Koh Tao (Alan had previously helped me organise which ferry was best) Heidi and Alan were there to greet us and help us start our 8 day adventure. We jumped on the back of their jeep (a must! Trust that they are skilled drivers) and drove the ten minutes to their beautiful villa just a short journey from the main area of Sairee.
We stayed in the one bedroom apartment and it is spotless. Heidi and Alan have thought of everything- a fridge stocked with very cheap drinks and sweet treats (you just set up a tab) and a hard-drive with as many films, drama series and songs as you could think of. I have now become addicted to Game of Thrones as a result. Even though you don't need the hard-drive on a beautiful island like koh-tao it was nice on a particularly rainy day. I also loved the bathrobes :)
Yes-the villa is set up on a steep hill and you do need to climb up some steps to reach the villa but it all makes the experience better as my boyfriend and I have never seen views like it! The sunset was WOW! and it shows you the beauty of the island and provides brilliant photos to make friends at home jealous.
The next 8 days passed with ease and to be honest we didn't want to leave. Alan and Heidi took us out to their favourite restaurants and bars- we really loved the Tapas and the rasta bar :). Both of these places were off the beaten track and it allowed us to go to places we wouldn't otherwise have known about.
We hired a quad bike from a place recommended by Alan and Heidi and this was a great way to get around the island and be a bit more independent. Having said that,Heidi and Alan make you feel like nothing is too much for them, they picked us up when we called and dropped us into Sairee when we needed. The mobile phone was provided by them and this is an excellent service that really added to our stay. However, we weren't tied to this either, if we wanted a later night we just got a 4x4 taxi to take us back up (the numbers for the taxi are on the phone they give you)....I told you they had thought of everything! :)
I would really recommend packing light, there are lots of amazing shops in Sairee and they villa is very close to the main town so shopping was easy. Also, go and eat at Barracuda, Kanya's and Portobellos. We also did a cookery course with one of Heidi and Alan's friends called Jam. She owns her own restaurant and we had half a day with her learning how to cook some of our favourite thai meals. You then get to eat what you have made during the course...yum yum!
I could go on forever telling you about the beauty of Koh Tao, it really is heaven on earth and about the fantastic service that Heidi and Alan provide, but I would be here all day.... To sum it up, I know we will be going back and I know where we would stay-Koh Tao Star Villa!
Olivia and Kevin
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the jungle clad hills above Sairee Beach, Koh Tao Star Villa offers unique accommodation on Koh Tao. spacious, modern, fully furnished apartmens with western standard bathrooms all designed with the ecology of the island in mind. Enjoy beautiful sunsets from your terrace and enjoy free use of our games room and BBQ area. And this very peacful setting, is only 3-4 minutes by bike or ATV from the centre of Sairee Beach - truely a great combination. ... more less
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