We stayed here for four nights in August. I have to say that I find some of the reviews below slightly misleading as, although it is a pretty resort, it really is quite basic.
We stayed in one of the bungalows and, although they look beautiful in the pictures on the website, they really are just wooden bungalows with minimal facilities.
The resort itself is small and the staff are friendly. We ate breakfast in the restaurant each day and had one evening meal there, all of which were good quality.
Neil, who seems to be mentioned a lot in the reviews below, is a decent guy. However, I can't say that I felt he went "above and beyond", he just does his job. Some of the other reviews make him out to be an absolute hero! Maybe we caught him on a bad couple of days as he often gave me the feeling that I was asking ridiculous questions!
Anyway, the resort itself has a good location and you can walk into town in about 25 minutes. We did this a couple of times and walked back once - this is pretty scary, especially at night, so make sure you have a light/are wearing light coloured clothes so you can be seen by the cars/bikes.
Koh Tao itself is a lovely island and the snorkelling trip we went on was fantastic as it gave us an opportunity to see different parts of the island.
We also hired a motorbike whilst we were there and that was also a great way to explore.
I am not sure if I would stay at the resort again as it was a little too basic for the price we paid (which incidentally was the same as in Koh Phangan, but our resort there had a pool!). However, it was a pretty place to wake up in the morning and it was good to be away from the main strip of Sairee Beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small family-run resort and restaurant offering stunning views across the Gulf of Thailand from Aow Leuk and Shark island to Koh Pangang and Koh Samui. Our rooms are traditional style wooden bungalows set in large tropical gardens, with a popular restaurant a bonus for our guests. We are close to all the main beach areas of Koh Tao but far enough away to offer some peace, space, and tranquilty. ... more less
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