We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sensi. It was just the right combination of comfortable and relaxed for us. One of the best things about it was the location - at the end of the 'main drag', private and quiet but very close to town. Many other 'resorts' in Mae Head and Sairee Beach are less private and closer together. The bungalows in Sensi are spaced out and the grounds beautifully landscaped.
Another plus is the beach and the easy access to it - some of the resorts we have seen in the other bays are high up the hills and the access to the beach very steep; some have no sandy beach at all. Sensi has a nice sandy beach although this time of the year the tide was low during the day (evenings were better). There is only one tide per day on Ko Tao!
The staff were lovely, many are not Thai but from Myanmar, and most speak good English.
Some of the reviewers complained about the 'wildlife' - we didn't mind the resort's friendly dog following the housekeepers, the morning visit by the pigs (!), the squirrels playing in the trees, or the resident geckos. Our bungalow was at the back of the resort so we also had an occasional visit by some bantam roosters and hens. There were some mosquitoes on the veranda - mosquito coils from 7-Eleven for 20 baths took care of that (coconuts make great stands for them).
If you require absolute silence to sleep, you may prefer a bungalow away from the back boundary, as there was a little noise during the day from the small road and some residential/utility buildings there (hence the chickens?). The nights were generally quiet. The pier is relatively close and busy but the only boat we heard occasionally was the cargo boat that left during the night on the high tide.
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- Also Known As:
- Sensi Paradise Hotel Koh Tao
- Sensi Paradise Ko Tao