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Carabao Dive Resort
Ranked #60 of 142 Specialty Lodging in Koh Tao
Reviewed April 7, 2012

Very cool, chilled out place. Perfect to go diving or learn to dive, the intructors are pretty cool. The bar next door is amazing also. Although it can get on your nerves if you wanna go to bed early because you are diving the next day because of the noise.

Room Tip: not facing the bar!
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 10, 2010

school in backpackers climate, i really enjoyed it, but the rooms (bungalows) were really basic, perfect to stay for 4- days padi diving course

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled with friends
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CarabaoDiving K, Guest Relations Manager at Carabao Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Hi Justamm,

Thank you for the review, it is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry it took so long for someone to reply to this. Since 2010 there has been a huge improvement overall on our accommodation and facilities and especially the cleanliness of the resort.
We hope to see you back here again one day

best regards
Lily L.
The Carabao Dive Resort

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Reviewed September 17, 2009

even if i hadnt loved the dive course i did here, i still would had a great time i'm sure.
The instructors made me feel safe, comfortable and eventually confident underwater, then when my course was finished the other resort staff were full of different ideas of what to do, where to eat and drink and future travel plans.
I stayed in a brand new building (sept 08) and it was easily the best room i stayed in Thailand, even if the pillows were rock-hard.
The view from the room was like a screensaver, perfect cresent-shaped bay, yellow sand and evening beach volleyball games. the resaurant food was ok, they showed movies in the evening which was good if you were going for early morning dives, but the BBQ along the beach was fantastic!
The only bad point was when i rented a scooter and came back with a tiny scratch on the underside and they wanted to charge me 5000 thb for a replacement! The roads around there arent exactly the autobahn so this kind of thing must happen all the time, you have been warned.
Overall i would recommened this place to all my fellow travellers espeially if interested in doing scuba.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled solo
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled with friends
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled with friends
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Stayed: June 2017, traveled with friends
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CarabaoDiving K, Guest Relations Manager at Carabao Dive Resort, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2017

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Address: 50/1 Moo 3 Chalok Baan Kao, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #60 of 142 Specialty Lodging in Koh Tao
Price Range: $49 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For over 30 years, Carabao dive resort has been welcoming guests to Koh Tao's quiet, southern bay of Chalok Baan Khao. We have remained at heart a family business but have grown to now include a highly rated Scuba diving school, Thai & international restaurant, cocktail bar, travel & tour agent, and a brand new swimming pool. We have a full range of private Air-conditioned rooms, fan rooms and dormitory, all with views of the beach and across the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Tao's pier town and main nightlife area are no more than 4km's away meaning you can enjoy their delights but also retreat into the chilled, friendly, nature of Chalok village and relaxed hospitality of Carabao. ... more   less 
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