This review is more specifically on the hotel aspect of Ban's versus the diving. My husband and I stayed in an air-con room near the pool closest to the resort office. Overall, it was a great room, especially for the price discount since we were diving. The room was generally clean and well-kept, it was nice to have a balcony overlooking the pool, it was great to have a safe to keep our belongings in while we were out diving all day, and we were happy to have wifi. We also liked being close to restaurants, whether right outside our door or just a few minutes walk away.
On the other hand, since our room was in the thick of the action, that meant some rude awakenings in the middle of the night when other hotel guests were getting back to their rooms. We knew we were in the thick of party land, so we accepted it, but be forewarned if you intend on sleeping most of the nights. If you plan on partying, then this place is perfect for you. Just know what kind of guest you are ahead of time, depending on where your room is.
If we weren't diving there, I would find a hotel that's quieter and possibly cheaper, but for the diving package, it's a great option.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Owned and operated by a local family Ban’s Diving Resort has a very special family oriented hospitality that keeps customers coming back year after year. Within our resort are all the amenities needed to make your holiday on Koh Tao both comfortable and fun. Our facilities include a dive center, beach front restaurant, Darawan Restaurant, spa and hair salon, 24 hour mini mart, 4 swimming pools, and the Fish Bowl bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ban`s Diving Hotel Koh Tao
- Bans Diving Hotel
- Bans Diving Ko Tao