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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.

It is wierd that such a postcard like paradise should have been at the beginning abused as a prison island. Because of the remoteness, made it very difficult for prisoners to escape by swimming to the shore or nearer Koh Phangan. In 1947, then Khun A-Paiwong, Thailands Prime Minister at the time, requested and received a royal pardon for the islands prisoners and thanks to a gracious act by His Majesty the King. The prisoners were all released and transported by boat to Suratthani on the mainland and Ko Tao was a desert island yet again.

KoTao is petite, 20 square km and fifty per cent of that too steep to access. KoTao is surrounded by many sharks too, nice 'non-human-eating' ones ... so don't fear. And yes, you can still snorkel with sharks, and perhaps the odd turtle too, just check out our web site for all the local dive centres available.

The years after 1980 brought to KohTao some of the first backpackers from Koh Panghan looking for some thing different away from the crowds and masses who were going mad for the full moon parties on Ko Phangan. Here they discovered something more then just another party place and soon the back packer community was talking about the exiting newly discovered tropical island paradise of KoTao. Hyptomised by the serenity, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, back packers soon arrived in large numbers.

In the early days getting to Koh Tao required a treacherous boat journey from near by islands or the main land, if and when the seas and weather permitted but the population continued to grow steadily all the same, even when simple life was hard without much reward. Departures and arrivals were on the local coconut boats, and even then delays of several days were common place, so back to the hammock and a world of dreams, the boat will come another day. Consequently, as its reputation for beautiful nature, unique marine life and beautiful landscapes got bigger, easier access was made available when better built and safer boats were brought in to handle the number of visitors being attracted to the island.

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Koh Tao Resort - The Paradise Zone

Chalok Baan Kao

Koh Tao Resort - The Paradise Zone

This newly established hill top resort offers outstanding panoramic views of Koh Tao, Chalok Baan Kao, the sunrise and the sunset. The Paradise Zone is the perfect choice for couples and families who expect the highest standards in comfort, cleanliness, and customer service, with some beautiful rooms and suite to match.


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.


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.



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Milky Bay Resort

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Happy Beach Bungalow

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Same Same Guesthouse

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