We stayed here are the end of Dec, and this was our favorite place we stayed in our trip to Thailand. Our hut was right overlooking the water, where you just lie on the bed and look out to the Gulf of Thailand. Outdoor bathrooms, very ecofriendly... about a 7 minute walk to the breakfast buffet, but to me that was part of the charm. One morning we were walking on the path, and just ahead of us we see a 3 foot iguana crossing! The breakfast was amazing, with both Thai and western style options... and a view overlooking the water as well. The eggs were a bright orange color... so definitely organic which goes with the lodging theme.
Janson Bay is the small beach area where you can swim, and they offer you snorkeling masks as well free of charge. The Bay is on a reef where we saw many bright, wonderful fish... including a puffer. Elvis Bar right there too, so any food or drink you need is brought right to your beach chair.
At night the Starlight restaurant on the property was the best food we had on the island, again, overlooking the water. It really is perfection. Go with the Thai menu. If you go to Thailand to eat pasta, then you are really doing something wrong. It's on the menu... but who does that?!
Like I said, the property is a bit spread out, so be prepared to walk a bit. The town is walking distance as well, where you can get Thai massages for 300 baht ($10 US dollar) for an hour long massage. Well worth many times that anywhere else.
Staff was friendly and helpful... and made our stay everything we could have hoped for. If you are looking for a typical fancy resort where you get your standard boring amenities and everything at the tip of your finger... this is not it. If you are looking for a rustic but gorgeous natural environment where you don't mind doing some walking/exploring... then look no further.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A low-impact, eco-friendly, natural-oriented resort right on the cliff. All rooms are sunset unobstructed seaview. Some of the rooms come with private pool. ... more less
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- Koh Tao Bamboo Huts Hotel Koh Tao