I stayed here recently while diving in Koh Tao. There are different accomodations on the resort- I stayed in the bungalows up the hill. You get a great rate (300baht) on a bungalow if you enroll in a course or are an ex-student.
The rooms are simple- tile floors, stiff beds, and thin but clean linens. The bathroom didn't have hot water but with temperatures outside well above 35 celsius you hardly notice. The toliets flushed with a bucket which is pretty common but might be a turn-off for some more discerning travelers. Also is BYO toliet paper. There were bars over the windows and you could padlock for extra safety. The exterior could have been more brightly lit. Cleaning service is available on request during your stay.
Crystal is located in Mae Hat which definitely has less nightlife than Sairee Beach and you'll need to take cab to get home from Sairee. There are some good options for dining and drinking in Mae Hat as well but most of the nightlife centers around Sairee which is twenty minutes away by foot. I
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crystal Dive offers PADI diving courses from beginner to advanced, Koh Tao diving for fun divers and the full range of PADI Specialty courses. We also offer our unique all-inclusive Scuba Diving Internships, the modern style of dive training courses all the way up to Professional Level, both PADI Divemaster and PADI Instructor. As one of the most established dive schools & resorts in Thailand, Crystal Dive has built a reputation of professionalism, first class customer service and 5 star PADI diving education. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Crystal Dive Hotel Koh Tao