AC Resort

Ko Tao, 84280, Thailand | Hotel
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Pha-Ngan & Tao - Chang, Neon Paint & Lunar

A travel blog entry by lisaptraveller on Apr 14, 2014

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Pha-Ngan & Tao - Chang, Neon Paint & Lunar Lunacy As I am writing this blog entry post Full Moon it is clear to say we survived! How is unclear, but our story of Full Moon mayhem begins the night before the moon causes the island to transform like a werewolf to a massive crowd of nocturnal neon ravers. On our arrival to Ko Pha-Ngan in the …

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'Unda Da Sea'

... first month travelling, and may I say, I have been lucky enough to have shared it with the most wonderful person. All the memories collected will be stored safely and kept for those rainy afternoons back home. Having seen and done so many things that have taken our breath away, from trekking in the mountains in the beautiful North to deep-sea diving in the exotic South, there wasn't a wasted minute spent. This plan continues as we travel southward to our third country: Malaysia.

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Our Scuba Home Away From Home

... teaching. We didn't want anyone but Woz to teach us. That night we headed to Vibe bar, which is owned by a friend of Wozs and is the hang out of most of the Simple Life dive shop staff. Repeating our last night in Koh Tao, we drank white wine with Woz and dined on massive, freshly caught shrimp that we chose from the beach side restaurant, the King Crab. Afterward, we went back to Vibe bar where our Israeli friend Dani and others from the dive shop had ...

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Fish Spotting.....

... in the afternoon but when we got to the beautiful sand bank with ************e on it and we saw the deck chairs for a pound all day we thought might as make the day off it. So with our base set up we headed off the far right hand side of the beach which were a only got to spend 5 mins last time. We headed out for ages and saw loads of cool looking coral and a lot of Nemo's cousins, Pink Skunk Anemone Fish. As we were heading in we saw a ...

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A tiny Paradise Island

... shoreline gently, not wanting to disturb the ambience of the land and the serenity of the island inhabitants. A blissful place.
There was opportunity to go on a snorkelling trip around the island which I jumped at. It's possible to circumnavigate Ko Tao (Turtle Island - though by now all the turtles have left) in little over an hour, but the snorkelling boat leisurely meandered from bay to bay, taking most of the daytime to circle ...

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Koh Nang Yuan - paradise or prison?

... to be a policy of charging extra for everything (2 to come on the island, 1 to use the beach shower!) and there were too few shaded areas for residents to relax without the expectation of buying yet another overpriced drink. There are huge numbers of cats (and some dogs) that are free to wander everywhere and there is no attempt to keep them out of eating areas and off tables and chairs. We kept suffering insect bites that always seemed to be around our ankles, which we have now ...

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Learning to Scuba Dive in Kho Tao

... degrees! Comparable to a bath! Sara and Jelmer were also in Kho Tao by now, so we met with them again for dinner and drinks a couple of times and also coincidentally ran into some people we met in Chiang Mai! We ended up going to a Lady Boy Cabaret - which was most definitely entertaining and fortunately compared more with a Haven Holiday cabaret than that of something you might find in the red light district! After certifying as Open ...

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsAC Resort Ko Tao

    Reviewed by beth.gurney.79

    Great Accommodation - Bad staff & Organisation

    Reviewed Apr 2, 2013
    by (4 reviews) Stourbridge , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    AC Resort itself is very attractive, with luscious gardens and the deepest pool I've ever been in (designed for the divers). That was great, expect we were rarely ever able to swim in the deep area as there were at times 14 divers there!
    We had a really good-sized room, with tv, air con etc.. However there was a problem with bad smells from the drainage in the bathroom. I know this is a problem all over Thailand, but at times this was pretty unbearable and they didn't address it when asked.

    We went to extend our stay several days in advance which they said would be ok. However when we went to pay they said they'd had an online booking and if we wanted to stay we'd have to pay an extra 300 baht and move to a bungalow! We were so annoyed with this and wasn't willing to stay and pay more. On the morning of checkout - which was 11am, the cleaners came and made us leave at 10:30! Definitely not impressed with this. Furthermore we got to the desk and the receptionist insisted we hadn't paid for the previous 2 nights. After arguing and agreeing to get the receipt copy we had out, we noticed it was right in front of her on the desk - PROVING we'd paid. I don't know whether it was purely the lady being an idiot or they were trying to get more money off us!

    So accommodation itself is very good, but watch out for being messed around!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by macleanstrosher

    Decent but noise from the club

    Reviewed Jan 17, 2013
    by (3 reviews) Cranbrook , Canada Flag of Canada

    This place decent for accommodation if you want to get your open water diving certificate. The bungalows are set back a little away from the main walk way behind the pool. The restaurant is right on the water. Warning about the restaurant: the service is slow and not consistent. We only ate here for breakfast because it was included with out package. I don't think I would stay here again. I would look for somewhere else. The club that is attached to the resort plays loud music all night that can hinder sleeping.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by ajoverseas

    AC Resort

    Reviewed Dec 18, 2012
    by (3 reviews) , New Zealand Flag of New Zealand

    First night, seems good so far.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews AC Resort Ko Tao

    2.00 of 5 stars Fair