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Hotels in KOH TAO


Black Tip Dive Resort
Location : Ao Tanote
a PADI Gold Palm IDC resort. Bungalows and all rooms come with hot water, western toilet and 24 hour electricity.

» Rating starts at USD 10

New Heaven Bungalow
Location : Ao Tien Oh
There are wooden, double bed bungalows with own terrace and family bungalows with two connecting double bed rooms.

» Rating starts at USD 34
Koh Tao Resort
Location : Chalok Baan Kao
Our beautiful laid out, cleanliness resort make the ideal choice for those couples & families. All rooms are directly behind the beach & short walk away.
» Rating starts at USD 48
Chintakiri Resort
Location : Chalok Baan Kao
Resot is located on the hill, bungalows are in a lush environment with Thai style & modern comforts.

» Rating starts at USD 63
Charm Churee Villa
Location : Chansom Bay
A boutique resort, all rooms enjoy seaview with private balcony. We offer an accomodation suitable for every budget.
» Rating starts at USD 59
Laem Thian Resort
Location : Laem Thian
Llittle resort is hidden in a private bay. You will have a breathtaking view from every bungalows.

» Rating starts at USD 8
Dusit Buncha Resort
Location : Laem Yai Nee
We offer fantastic and charming rooms, 15 modern Thai style guesthouses and 15 tropical style accommodation guesthouses which are closer to the sea.
» Rating starts at USD 65
Save Bungalows
Location : Mae Haad

All boat to Koh Tao arrive in Mae Haad. Our bungalow is loacted just 2 mins walk from the pier and the town.

» Rating starts at USD 13

Utopia Suites
Location : Mae Haad
Beachfront luxury apartments are conviently located 200 meters of south of mae haad pier.

» Rating starts at USD 15

Koh Tao Beach Side Resort
Location : Mae Haad
Our bungalows are about 30-100 meters away from the beach. Relax in nice rooms located in green garden and enjoy activities on the beach.
» Rating starts at USD 39
Koh Tao Royal Resort
Location : Mae Haad
A very private atmosphere with wooden style bungalows directly at the beach and in a tropical garden.

» Rating starts at USD 31
Sea Lodge
Location : Mae Haad
All rooms are fitted with teak furnishing. Air-con and ceiling fan, hot water shower, mini bar, satellite TV & free WiFi.

Rating starts at USD 34
Ananda Villa
Location : Mae Haad
Offers a Classic wooden budget bungalows in a tropical garden with large balcony and unobstructed sea and sunset view.
» Rating starts at USD 26
Blue Diamond Dive Resort
Location : Mae Haad
Koh Tao Diving with Blue Diamond Scuba Diving Vacation & Scuba Diving Lessons, PADI qualified.

» Rating starts at USD 42
Sensi Paradise Beach Resort
Location : Mae Haad
Offers family houses, romantic suites and beach bungalows. All accommodation is close to the beach.

» Rating starts at USD 47
Ao Muong Resort & Diving
Location : Mango Bay
Beach front of our bungalows have excellent underwater sight. You can dive or snorkeling in crystal clear water, enjoy with many fishes and beautiful corals.
» Rating starts at USD 42
Mango Bay Grand Resort
Location : Mango Bay
5 bunggalows with air-con, 4 bungalows with fan provided with all the comfort & services you can need to have a plesant and unforgettable stay.
» Rating starts at USD 26
Coral View Resort
Location : Sai Daeng
All rooms has en suite bathrooms and furnished for your confort. All rooms look out over the bay with spacious balconies and stunning sea view.
» Rating starts at USD 10

Lotus Resort
Location : Sairee Beach

Resort has both budget fan & air-connditioned bungalows available.

» Rating starts at USD 15

Koh Tao Coral Grand Resort
Location : Sairee Beach
Our resort is one of the first class resorts on Koh Tao. Also, offers a PADI diving courses.

» Rating starts at USD 73

The Rocks Luxury Villas
Location : Sairee Beach
Our boutique villas and pool are built on a hillside, surrounded by a lush tropical garden, impressive granite boulders, and jungle and coconut trees.
» Rating starts at USD 152
Narakaan Boutique Hotel
Location : Sairee Beach
Offers 16 well appointed rooms. All cozy residences are provided a range of superior amenities for a completely comfort and relaxing stay.e.
» Rating starts at USD 46
Simple Life Resort
Location : Sairee Beach
The resort is featured with 25 fine design rooms. Each guest room is uniquely designed and decorated with attention to all details to fulfill your simple life.
» Rating starts at USD 38
Thipwimarn Resort
Location : Taa Sak
11 luxury bungalows, each cottage is situated to enjoy a unique view of the sunset and sea and to enjoy privacy and serenity.
» Rating starts at USD 69
Haad Tien Beach Resort
Location : Thian Og
Offers 26 private luxury villas and 5 cottages for the budget travellers. The restaurant is just a short distance down the beach.
» Rating starts at USD 64
Jamahkiri Spa & Resort
Location : Thian Og
Luxury, special and unlike anywhere else on earth. Made of beautiful sculptured wood and decorated with elaborate art from around the world.
» Rating starts at USD 155
Nang Yuan Island Dive Resort
Location : Nang Yuan Island
Privvate bungalows ranges in comfort from standard to deluxe, a spacious sleeping area and living space, and private terrace facing the sea.
» Rating starts at USD 39
Sairee Hut Resort
Location : Sairee Beach
Located on its nothern tip. The architecture of expansive teakwood 48 villas was inspired by the charming dwellings in a rural village.
» Rating starts at USD 31
Koh Tao Montra Resort & Spa
Location : Sairee Beach
Each apartment comes with its own unique theme with no two rooms being furnished in the same manner. Benefits of 3 swimming pools services the differnet needs.
» Rating starts at USD 89
 KOH TAO Travel Information

Koh Tao, little more than 21 km², is located about 70 km east of the coastline between Suratthani and Chumphon, in the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Tao means Turtle Island, because in the past the waters in the area had been rich with sea turtles, nowadays they have mostly moved on to other breeding grounds.

On June 18, 1899, His Majesty the King Chulalongkorn (Rama V 1868-1910) visited Koh Tao and left as evidence his monogram on a huge boulder at Jor Por Ror Bay next to Sairee Beach. This place is worshipped even today and should be treated with respect.

From 1933 on the island was used as a political prison. In 1947, Khun A-Paiwong, prime minister at the time, pleaded and received a royal pardon for all prisoners on the island. Everybody was taken to the Suratthani shore and the "Turtle" was abandoned again. But not for long. In the same year Khun Ueam and his twin brother Khun Oh reached Koh Tao from the neighboring Koh Phangan by trying out their traditional sail boat, for that time a quite long and dangerous journey. Even though the island was still under royal patronage, it didn’t stop these pioneers claiming themselves a good piece of land on today's Sairee Beach. Having brought their families over, they began to cultivate and harvest the excellent soil. The first generation of today's community had settled!

They lived a very simple and tough life harvesting coconuts, fishing and growing vegetables, which were also traded with Koh Phangan. Despite the difficulties in reaching the island, the population then grew steadily.

In the eighties the first travelers discovered the island paradise and their special "backpacker-network" quickly made it widely known and a popular destination. As a consequence, bigger, faster and safer boats were used to allow easier access to Koh Tao.

During the past ten years the reputation of Turtle Island's natural beauty, especially its marine life and coral reefs, spread the world over and the number of paradise seekers increased rapidly. It soon became one of the major dive sites in Thailand, attracting beginners and professionals alike. The local businesses expanded immediately to catch up with the needs of the new clientele. The island today, though still remaining an absolute paradise, caters for all tastes and budgets.

If you are interested in more historical details and stories about the Turtle, go to visit Khun Orawan at Seashell Resort, Sairee. She is the great-grand daughter of Khun Ueam and will be more than glad to give you further information.

Attractions in and around Koh Tao include:
     - Hat Cho Po Ro or Hat Sai Ri – This small powdery beach provides accommodation. The Giant Clam Park nearby breeds the near-extinct giant clam and exhibits many aquatic animals. It is open daily.
     - Koh Nang Yuan - A coral island with a high viewpoint and long white sandy beaches.
     - Kong Hin Khao and Kong Hin Khiao – These overlaying rocks have submarine alcoves, whereby many fish frequent.
     - Kong Hin Chumphon – Many fish frequent this area on the northwestern part of the island. During breeding season in March – April, this area is closed from any fishing activities.
     - Ban Mae Hat – Pier, transportation terminal, diving schools and shops renting diving gear, concentrate in this economic centre of the island.
     - Kong Sai Daeng – Rarely seen black-eared shark frequent the red sandstone by the mouth of Thian Nok Bay. 

Koh NangYuan, is a small island standing side by side with Koh Tao to the south. It comprises three tiny islets linked by a line of white sand beach. Taking a packet long tailed boat from Haad Mae Haad for just 15 minutes, ones can take a walk on the sand-bar that links the three tiny islets

Koh Nangyuan is the turtle's tail as someone said. Small as it it, wonder wht almost everybody taking a trip to koh tao will never miss the tour program to koh nganyuan

The reasons are as follows;

1. All and sundry would like to see the viewpoint on Koh Nganyuan.

2 All and sundry would like to walk on the sandbar that link the three islets

3. All and sundry would like to dive around Koh Nangyuan, which is the great place for coral view.

4. This reason is for you to add after having experienced it

The best period is from December to April.  It is possible to travel to Koh Tao during the rainy season (May to October), though obviously, you should be prepared to run into showers and rainstorms.

Travel to Koh Tao by Boat

Koh Pha-ngan - Koh Tao
Songserm Express Boat leaves Koh Pha-ngan’s Thong Sala pier at 12 noon daily. Travelling time is 2 hours.  The fare is 250 baht.   Speedboats leave Thong Sala pier on Koh Tao at 8.30 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Travelling time is 1 hour. The fare is 350 baht

Koh Samui - Koh Tao
A boat departs from Ko Samui at 11 a.m. to Koh Tao via Koh Pha-ngan. The boat arrives Koh Tao at 1.30 p.m.  The fare is 350 baht.   Speedboats leave Maenam Pier on Ko Samui at 8 a.m.  Travelling time is 1 ½ hours.  The fare is 550 baht.  Call Lomphrayah 0 7745 617 ot Songserm Travel 0 7742 0157 for details.

Surat Thani – Kho Tao
A night boat departs from Surat Thani at 8 p.m.and arrives Koh Tao at 8 a.m. The fare is 250 baht.

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