There are many bungalow resorts with varied prices starting at 100
Bht upwards.Most of
the accommodation is located on Sairee, the largest beach on the
island, near Mae Haad, the main village, and at Chalok Baan Kao
which is about 2 kms by road south east of Mae Haad.
During peak seasons, December to March and July to August, you may
encouter some difficulties in finding a place on your own due to the
advice from the representatives at Mae Haad pier or try booking
prior to arrival.
It is very important to know the difference between a dive resort
and a holiday resort.A
dive resort will offer packages including accommodation to divers,
but is often unable to accommodate non-divers.
Cheap rooms-bamboo hut, shared showers and toilets can be found at
100 Bht.From 200 Bht you can expect to have your own fan, shower and
toilet.Air-conditioned rooms start at 500 Bht, and then prices rise
with the amenities offered.
The electricity on the island is still provided by local resort
generators and is sometimes off during the night or daytime.If constant electricity is a necessity for you, please check
with the resort before booking.
Sairee beach was the first inhabited part of the island
due to its flat and long stretched coconut groves and
protected area for fishing & farming. It remains for the
tourist the most convenient place to stay.
Offering about 50% of the
island accommodation, this bay of 1.7 kms is a real
paradise for sunset lovers and late risers.Not to forget party animals.Here you may find many kinds of bungalows, restaurant,
clubs, bars, shops, email services, dive resorts and
Tao Coral Grand,
Koh Tao Palace,
This is where you arrive.
The main village has a lot to offer, great shopping, some of
the best restaurants, and an expanding night life.
Money exchange, post office, tour operators and travel
agents, dive shops and resorts.
Great sunsets as well.
Chalok Baan Kao
Located on the south-east coast of the island, this bay is the
third most popular area.
Much smaller than Sairee, but
with a great view to the Buddha rock and a few neighboring
little beaches like Tatooh and Saan Jao that give it its very
own charm.Also quite a few great party spots around. [Koh
Tao Cottage International Dive Resort]
If you are looking for the real thing, a peaceful holiday in a
natural ambience and if being remote does not scare you, this is
the one for you.
With only 6 bungalow resorts, and about 80 rooms available.It offers some of the best snorkeling and many kinds of
Ao Luk, Rocky Bay, Ao Hinwong
One step beyond Tanote, you can experience real solitude and
serenity.Three little bays, best reached by boat, with no more than
two resorts each.Don’t expect any luxury.
Sai Daeng Beach
Next to Rocky Bay, with only two resorts nestled into an idyllic
landscape and a sandy beach, needs a special recommendation, not
only for its beauty but also because it is right in front of one
of Tao’s prime dive & snorkel sites.