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pascal1972
post Jan 1 2010, 08:18 AM
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Dear all,

In a month from now we will be leaving for a trip to Thailand for three weeks. A.o. we will spend a week on Koh Tao, and do some snorkling and diving.

Can you recommend some nice resorts to stay (and dive)? Pref. on the south or east of Koh Tao, since the west is to crowded. A nice resort, not too expensive, luxury average (we do not required much luxury, just a nice place to sleep and eat, pref near the beach in a bungalow or so yes.gif ).

Thank you!!
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post Jan 4 2010, 01:50 AM
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QUOTE(pascal1972 @ Jan 1 2010, 09:18 AM) *

Dear all,

In a month from now we will be leaving for a trip to Thailand for three weeks. A.o. we will spend a week on Koh Tao, and do some snorkling and diving.

Can you recommend some nice resorts to stay (and dive)? Pref. on the south or east of Koh Tao, since the west is to crowded. A nice resort, not too expensive, luxury average (we do not required much luxury, just a nice place to sleep and eat, pref near the beach in a bungalow or so yes.gif ).

Thank you!!

Hi pascal, and welcome to travelpod!

The reason the west side is "crowded" is because it is really the only inhabited part of the island. Much of the island is uninhabitable. Take a look at a satellite image of the island and you should see what I mean.

The only part of the east side that I am aware of with accomodation is Shark Bay. Here you can go snorkeling at see lots of reef sharks. At the south end of the island is Chalok Bay, which is quieter than Sairee so maybe that's the place you're looking for. I have only stayed in resorts on Sairee Beach, so unfortunately I can't recommend specific resorts anywhere else on the island.

Ko Tao isn't a great place for diving (though the best in the Gulf of Thailand), but it is a great place for learning to dive. You will see a ton of dive shops in Sairee Beach and some in Mae Head as well. They also offer day trips out for licensed divers if you are already certified. But if you are already certified, I would recommend the Andaman Sea for diving. The Similan Islands are great!


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post Dec 23 2011, 05:34 PM
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QUOTE(nealinthailand @ Nov 25 2010, 01:50 AM) *

if you go to the more secluded spots you will find yourself paying a fortune for taxi's to get some dinner or go to a beach or go diving. i would not stay at one of the super secluded guesthouses.......coming from someone who lived there for 3 years



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post Dec 24 2011, 05:36 AM
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Dear all,

Short feedback:
We ended up at Chalok Baan bay, the south of the island. Rather laidback and chill, and not as crowded as the west coast. Also the Ezy Bar was a great place to hang out, nice beer, good musci, eithee on the beach itself or at the bar.
And id u do wanna go shopping, just grab a pich up, and go to the west coast.

So when going to Koh Tao, Imwojls recommend the south coast. Less shopping and crowded, more chill and easy going..

Cheers!
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post Jan 9 2012, 06:24 PM
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QUOTE(pascal1972 @ Dec 24 2011, 05:36 AM) *

Dear all,

Short feedback:
We ended up at Chalok Baan bay, the south of the island. Rather laidback and chill, and not as crowded as the west coast. Also the Ezy Bar was a great place to hang out, nice beer, good musci, eithee on the beach itself or at the bar.
And id u do wanna go shopping, just grab a pich up, and go to the west coast.

So when going to Koh Tao, Imwojls recommend the south coast. Less shopping and crowded, more chill and easy going..

Cheers!



Thanks for the feedback my friend.
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