KohTaoIsland.net - Accommodation and Diving Guide for Koh Tao Koh Tao for the world through fishing. In those days getting to KoTao some of fresh water lovers alike.
The first visitors over the given name is nowadays identified as its current redevelopment Turtle island to offer but true.

Looking for a Bungalow Resort, Guesthouse or Dive Course on Koh Tao?

We provide a Online Reservation and Booking Service for Koh Tao, a small island in southern part of Thailand, about 38 kilometers away from Koh Phangan, and about 64 kilometers from Chumphon.

Koh Tao offers fantastic diving, wonderful resorts, beautiful sunsets, views and variety of restaurants serving exellent cuisine. Koh Tao is the home of large sea turtles and occasional fishermen, has now developed over the past 10-15 years as one of Thailand's premier tourist destinations.

Our company has long time experience in managing online bookings and reservations with our site PhanganIsland.com, founded in 2002.
In 2005 we started PhanganBungalows.com with a modified version of our successful booking / reservation site, and now end of 2006 our youngest site ... KohTaoIsland.net



Koh Tao
Map of Koh Tao, click to see larger Map
Resorts and Guesthouses on the island,
that accept online bookings

There are many Online Reservation Websites about Koh Tao, why should you book with us?

* no extra fee or hidden expense
pay exactly the amount of money the resort or guesthouse charges you

* no minimum amount
no minimum amount for the advance payment, unlike many other reservation sites we don't have a minimum amount.

* pay the list price of a resort room
our prices are the official bungalow prices, you would also get if you book in person

* largest choice of accommodation
our website has the largest directory of resorts and guesthouses on Koh Tao, that accept online booking

* fast response time

usually we need around 4-12 hours to write you an response to your reservation.

* fast and uncomplicated payment
to our PayPal account you can pay for your reservation online with all major credit cards.

How does it work?

Choose a resort and room type from the Accommodation Directory of Koh Tao . Once you filled out the enquiry form, we will contact you by mail / phone. If the requested resort is available, we will send you an email, that includes a payment link to PayPal. Once we receive your advance payment, we can reconfirm your reservation.

In case the resort is not available, we will try to find you an alternative resort.

Unfortunately the amount of required advance payment is different from each resort or season, but most of them want at least 40% of the total price in advance for a confirmed booking. As soon as we receive a payment we forwarded it to the booked resort and send you a confirmation back.

Bungalows Resorts on Koh Tao not listed here can be booked as well, but we will charge a individual reservation fee. Please write to: elzannekohtaoisland@gmail.com

 

Information about Koh Tao

oh Tao is to the northeast of Surat Thani, about 38 kilometers from Koh Phangan, and about 64 kilometers away from Chumphon.

Since 2005 it is now really easy to get to Koh Tao. You can drive with one of the high speed catamaran boats. You can also arrive from one of the neighboring islands (Koh Phangan or Koh Samui).

Diving in and around Koh Tao's beautiful coral reefs is the islands main attraction. Resorts on Koh Tao offer a wide range of accommodation to fit most budgets.

Traveling around the island and visiting other beaches and bays pretty easy.. Just off the concrete main road you have to be careful when driving on dirty roads. Pick -ups and taxies can be found almost everywhere.

As KoTao´s reputation spread and rapidly got bigger as it widely became known all over world through international travellers and adventurous visitors. During the last 12 odd years the island has changed in many ways as it developed to become one of the largest dive destinations in Thailand, bringing all levels of divers and water lovers alike. Local fishermen and farmers realised that business people from other places were developing their island to accommodate to the needs of all these new customers and they too, immediately began to open their own businesses to fulfill all the clienteles demands. From the original bamboo A-Frame bungalows on the beach for the local Thai families reacted quickly to this influx of backpackers other wise known as outstanding coral reefs surrounding KohTao, and the quick growth in recreational scuba diving, a number of companies have set up diving businesses on the island, these companies in turn developed resorts for their customers, and over the years several of these resorts have become quite elegant. Now a days, you can find everything from cheap simple wooden huts with thatched roofs to exotic high class villas with their own exclusive swimming pool.

Around 1947 the very first settlers laid claim to a large portion of land on which is now known as Sairee Beach. These were the twin brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who got to KoTao by a fishing boat from the next island of Koh Phangan, KoTao was still under Royal Patronage in those days but it didn´t prevent these fortune seekers from staking their claim. The 1st generation of today's community (began,started] settling when they brought over their families and started to harvest and cultivate the on offer. Despite KoTao still being under Royal Patronage, plots of land were claimed, and cleared for coconut plantations. You can still see plenty of evidence of the huge coconut plantations all over the island. Their lives mainly consisted of harvesting coconuts, growing vegetables & fruit and of course sustaining themselves through fishing.

It is strange that such a amazing tropical paradise was at the beginning earmarked as a prison island. Being far away from anything, made it impossible to get away by swimming to the mainland or nearby islands. Around 1947, then Khun A-Paiwong, Thailand’s then Prime Minister, requested and got a royal pardon for Ko Tao´s prisoners and with thanks to a gracious act by His Majesty the King. All the prisoners were all repatriated and transported to Suratthani on the mainland and Koh Tao was deserted yet again.

Straight after the horrible events of the December 2004 Tsunami, the type of tourist coming to the island have changed, previously it had been a Mecca for backpackers, year out students, and young travellers along their way south to Malaysia or North to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and beyond. Suddenly the island ferries were disgorging people with suitcases, not backpacks, laptops not guitars, and what is this; sneekers not flip flops?!, and some had children too. A culture shock to most people, but generally the island reacted with a passion to these new visitors, over the following months much change has taken place, new resorts, with more facilities, a new array of restaurants offering different food from around the globe, and even things for families to do during the day, in case you get bored with laying on the beach.

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Haad Tien Beach Resort

Thian Og Bay (Shark Bay)

Haad Tien Beach Resort

The Haad Tien Resort is situated on the beautiful Haad Tien Beach also known as Shark Bay, this beach is over 600 meters long and the resort is lucky enough to have the whole beach to its self. This is one of the most outstanding beaches on Koh Tao with brilliant white powdery sand and crystal clear, warm waters to swim and snorkel in.


Villa Nirvana

Sairee Beach

Villa Nirvana

The stunning Villa Nirvana is located at the northern part of Sairee Beach and is only about 200 meters away from the beach, and a 5 minute walk away from Sairee village which has all the great shops, bars and restaurants, including a couple of small supermarkets. The villa is surrounded by tropical jungle and coconut plantations, which all have great views overlooking the crystal blue water of the Gulf of Siam.


Sunshine Divers Resort

Chalok Baan Kao

Sunshine Divers Resort

Sunshine Divers is based in the beautiful bay of Chalok Baan Kao in the south of the island, they are one of the longest established dive companies on Koh Tao, educating divers since 1993 and is also the sister company of Bans Diving one of the largest and most experienced dive resorts on Koh Tao.


Montalay Beach Resort

Tanote Bay

Montalay Beach Resort

Montalay Beach Resort is a small to medium size hotel, located on a beautiful private beach called "Tanote Bay". Tanote bay has a pristine sandy beach, nestled between the rugged headlands of the east coast of KohTao. The bay offers spectacular views of nearby Shark Island and Koh Phangan, and vibrant coral reefs dot the clear blue shores. Ideal for families with children or couples to chill and relax.

 



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