Greetings travellers! Koh Tao is an island that only opened to visitors very recently and even more recently diving enthusiasts began to arrive there. Today the choice of hotels is very wide and has there is accommodation for all budgets. Despite the progress that this island has suffered as far as tourism is concerned, in general, this island has been maintained well and hotels and resorts are as much as possible camouflaged in the surroundings. The vegetation and the sea are still the dominant factors on this island. In many coves and beaches Koh Tao offers cottage-style accommodation which you can find among the rocks or quite economical traditional accommodation. You can stay on this island for 200 baht, as in the case of Koh Tao Ban's Resort on Sairee Beach. Others like the Black Tip Dive Resort or Coral View Resort will provide accommodation for 400 baht. (1 euro = 40 baht approx.) However, if you do want more luxury there is the the Chalok Chintakiri Resort on Baan Kao Beach for 2400 baht (around 60 euros a night, depending on the season). Many of the hotels offer a discount if you book dive course with them ,and generally you can enjoy the island for only about 5 or 6 euros a day.
Greetings travelers. Located in the strategic place of Chaweng beach we found this excellent hotel-bungalow which, as its name suggests, was the first type of this accommodation on the island. Almost in the middle of the two beaches (Chaweng and Chaweng Noi) the hotel offers rooms from garden condos to beachside bungalows. It has a swimming pool, car rentals, wifi, beach bar, etc. In general all the amenities required by middle class tourists. You can arrange tours of the surrounding area and in less than 15 minutes walk to Chaweng shopping area. Room rates range from € 45 for an upper room in the hotel to 140 € for a beachfront bungalow. The easiest way to get there from Bangkok is by plane, it takes about 45 minutes to reach the island. If you are not rushed you can also travel by train or bus to Surat Thani Province, then get a ferry to the island. If requested you can have recogan take you to the hotel from the airport for about 10 € but if you don't do not worry because there are taxis, tuk tuks and buses that will take you. By the way, if prices do not convince you just go to neighboring accommodation, First House Hotel where we stayed it is right next door and you can stay in a double room for 10 euros.
The Phangan Beach Resort is owned by an english man who has been living for 20 years in Thailand, and it shows that he knows the hospitality business, because in the resort you feel very comfortable. The beach is private and there 20 bungalows in total, four of them are on the beach and the rest at the "enormous" distance of about ten meters. The wifi is free to customers, and the only thing that convinced me was the restaurant, which placed a meager rations so you had to order two dishes in case you did not want to stay hungry. Complete Thailand diving´s guide on http://www.vagamundos.net/2011/pagina.php?id=12008
Greetings travelers. During our visit to Koh Samui we stayed in the Hotel First House in Chaweng. I am increasingly convinced that it is worth your while to look for hotels on your own. So far I had not been disappointed by hotels with rooms that cost between 8 and 10 Euros and the Hotel First House was no exception. The Fisrt House Hotel features a spacious reception and a large dining room on the roof as well as a fantastic swimming pool. Located on the beachfront, quite originally designed as a boat, is a boutique where you can find everything from food, clothing, massages, motorcycle rentals and tours. This is a complete hotel where you can stay for 10 Euros, including breakfast. This hotel also offers a shuttle service to the Port of Bang Rak for excursions to Koh Tao, where you can snorkel at Mango Bay, Koh Nangyuang and also to Maenam Beach where you can catch the boat to Koh Pangnan for the Full Moon Party. The rooms are very decent with all necessary accessories and most importantly, the rooms are very clean. I recommend this hotel for its proximity to the beach, its reasonable prices, amenities and cleanliness.
Ban's is the largest resort on Koh Tao, is inviting and does not look like a macro resort, because it is built on the slope of a hill, which goes from the beach to about 100 m, where the Hilltop Suite is, and is divided by the main road that runs parallel to the beach. Accommodation prices vary. if you get certified in scuba, snorkel with them or not, and the types of accommodation are:
• Pool View
• Deluxe Garden View
• Garden View
• Family Suite Garden View
• Deluxe Bungalow Hilltop Hilltop View
• Suite Hilltop View
I had a Pool View room, nice natural light, no noise because it was on the second floor, and a 2 minute walk from the dive center. With fan the price goes from 5 € / night in low season to 100 € for a suite Hilltop View have 2 huge pools and beach restaurant very popular bar, which is filled every night with stories and music diving Complete Guide Live in Thailand diving http://www.vagamundos.net/2011/pagina.php?id=12008
On our honeymoon we stayed 3 days and it was a truly relaxing and exotic experience. It has a pool that has views of the sea which is incredible. The rooms are in Thai style and very big and clean. Highly recommended to rest or to have a starting point for various activities on the island. You also have a good chance to have a professional Thai massage. Meals at the hotel are spectacular. Delicious and of Very good quality. And actually they are not very expensive. And of course, if you go, you can not leave without trying a "Coconut Milk Sakhe" which is a kind of coconut smoothie that is so tasty.
Captain Nemos is distinguished from other inns and hostels in Koh Tao by a touch of quality, good taste in the rooms, but it's no big deal. My room had no window, only a small one in the bathroom, but the quality bedding, towels without holes, the bathroom spotless and well decorated. The rooms do not face the street, making it a quiet and pleasant. There is a bar on the ground floor, but it closes at 10pm. Complete guide to diving in Thailand in http://www.vagamundos.net/2011/pagina.php?id=12008
In beautiful Koh Tao there are about 50 different diving centers, and it really has become one of the leading places in the world to get certified in SCUBA diving. The dive center is fun and Sairee Beach, where the dive center Sunshine brother, Ban's, but I decided to stay in the Sunshine Dive Resort, which can be found in a pretty bay on the southern part of the island, because it is quieter and personalized. There are several Spanish divemasters and instructors, so that whether you are diving as certify you, you'll have a partner in your language. Complete guide to diving in Thailand in http://www.vagamundos.net/2011/pagina.php?id=12008
The Koh Tao resort is in the small Chalok Baan Kao Bay and was one of the first resorts on Koh Tao. It is still one of the best as it is on the edge of the beach and has 2 pools, one for guests, and the other in the restaurant bar area you can use if only you take a drink. The accommodation includes bungalows on the beach or on a small hill with lovely views over the bay. Complete guide to diving in Thailand in http://www.vagamundos.net/2011/pagina.php?id=12008
The Buddha view is one of the most popular options to obtain the Tao Koth certification, not just as an Advanced Open Water diver, but also as a dive master or instructor. This is a PADI IDC center, the largest diving organization in the world. This means that they have an IDC Instructor Development Centre, and at the Buddha, there are a few Spanish instructors getting their degrees or dive master. The complete guide to diving in Thailand is at http://www.vagamundos.net/2011/pagina.php?id=12008
Greetings travelers! On the island of Koh Samui, going north from the airport, is a small resort near the beach of Choeng Mon. It has rooms and villas with a mix of modern and traditional styles, for individual travelers or up to 4 bedrooms. A restaurant, air conditioning, swimming pool, satellite TV, wifi, minibar, safe, etc.. are some of the amenities of this establishment. Accommodation prices depend on the season, they range from 1800 baht (€ 40 approx) for a double room, 9000 baht (€ 210 approx) for 4-bedroom villas. Its location is excellent being close to the airport, places like Chaweng, Lamai, Maenam or temples like Wat Khao Laem and Hua Jook Pagoda. It is also very close to the Port of Bang Rak from where there are excursions to Koh Tao, Koh Koh Nangyuan or Phangnan and Big Buddha. It doesn't usually appear in guidebooks so I've left the web address so you can contact if interested.
When returning from the Buddha, I went to Chaweng Beach, stopping at places that seemed interesting. High on a hill, I saw a deserted beach and decided to check it out. The beach was privately owned by a hotel, Bhundhari Spa Resort. It's a high-priced luxury resort, prohibitively priced by Thai standards. I was impressed by the quality of the hotel and its prime location, and spent a few hours on the beach.
For those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of every corner of the island Koh Tao, this wonderful resort is spacious with huge terraces, fine materials, and is the perfect place, with the cleanest and most beautiful beach, a fantastic staff and facilities that are of 5-star category which will make you forget that you are in the middle of a jungle. I recommend the beachfront restaurant which served a delicious breakfast buffet.
The Santhiya Resort & Spa (Ko Pha Ngan, Surat Thani, Thailand) has 76 rooms with a five star rating. Each room has air conditioning, bathrobes, a desk, hairdryer, safe, room service and television. Reception is open 24 hours and there are also shops, a coffee shop, bar, laundry service, meeting facilities and a restaurant. Guests can enjoy sporting or leisure activities such as massage, a kids swimming pool, jacuzzi, gym, sauna and spa.
There are many reasons to stay at this hotel on the island of Nangyuan: the wonderful surroundings, the proximity to one of the best beaches, the clean air unpolluted by cars, the great price, and the wonderful service. There are different types of bungalow on offer, from the simplest to the most luxurious, but the truth is that the real treat is the environment. You can also opt for a double bungalow where you can stay with family or friends. All have bathrooms inside, fan or air conditioning (depending on the category) tv and one thing in common, good, clean and friendly service that will try to answer all your questions about the area. Another important plus point is the restaurant, which offers a variety of dishes at good prices. The hotel also offers discounts if you decide to do a diving course. There are courses for several levels, at surprisingly low prices.
Banburee Resort and Spa is centrally situated in Laem Set Beach Samui Island in Suratthani Province, Thailand. The ocean is in front of the property with mountainous terrain near the waterfall Namuand. The hotel has an outdoor community pool, spa, and sauna. The rooms have private bathrooms, satellite TV, as well as a minibar. Hope to see you soon!
On a hot and sunny day, I went to the terrace above the restaurant that overlooks the sea. The color of the water was deep blue and turquoise. What a wonderful view - the people lying on the beach or playing in the water. Frangipani blossoms fell to the ground only to be collected by the charming girls of the staff who put them in their hair. Tropical birds could be heard if not seen. A true paradise. A dream? No...I'm lucky enough to work here as manager, and I want to share it with as many people as I can.
This is a typical vacation hotel in the town of Surat Thani, in Tahilandia. The hotel has a prime location, close to attractions in the area, and close to their beaches. The Junior Suite rooms are warmly decorated with pastel colors and a very good natural lighting.
I spent more than a decade on one of the most beautiful islands in Southeast Asia before getting a job managing an idyllic 3-star beach resort, the Lawana Resort. Each bungalow is equipped with all you'll need for your dream holiday. After spending some time working as a guide, I realized that places like Lawana were never recommend to European travelers - instead, they were encouraged to go to the expensive 4 or 5 star hotels, where the welcome can be a bit on the cold side. Lawana will make you feel at home, and the rates are great. If you have any questions, ask me!
The Paria Haad Yuan is situated in Phangnga and is a typical superior 4-star hotel. The rooms are arranged bungalow style surrounded by unparalleled tropical nature. Among the facilities that stand out its great restaurant and bar, as well as fully equipped spa and internet access throughout the hotel.