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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The years after 1980 brought to Koh Tao some of the very first travellers from Ko Phangan who were looking for something new avoiding the masses and crowds who were going nuts for the Fullmoon parties on Kho Phangan. Here they found some thing more then just another party place and soon the backpacker community was buzzing about the fantastic recently found island paradise of KohTao. In ore by the pure white sandy beaches, the back of beyond aura, and of course the cheap living, back packers soon arrived in droves.
The name Ko Tao means in thai language 'Turtle Island', people say that this name is due to Koh Tao's shape which somehow looks like an inverted down turtle whilst others claim its from the days when the water around KohTao were rich with turtles and Koh Tao was their breeding ground.
Attracted by the beautiful coral reefs surrounding KoTao, and the growth in sport scuba diving, quite a few companies have set up diving businesses on the island, these companies in turn designed exclusive resorts for their customers, and over the years several of these resorts have become quite elegant. Now a days, you can get everything from cheap simple bamboo bungalows with thatched roofs to exotic up-market villas with their very own private swimming pool.
It seems wierd that such a amazing paradise should have been originally constructed as a prison. Because of the remoteness, made it very difficult for prisoners to get away by swimming to the mainland or nearby Koh Phangan. Around 1947, then Khun A-Paiwong, Thailandís then Prime Minister, requested and got a royal pardon for the islands prisoners and with thanks to a gracious act by The King of Thailand. They were all pardoned and transported to Suratthani on the mainland and Ko Tao was a desert island yet again.
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