We have been to Thailand many times but not to this spot. We are spending 8 nights in Kho Samui and then plan to head over to Ko Tao for 3 nights. Any information would be most appreciated. The best way to get from Kho Samui there for a start and how long it takes. Would also like recommendations on the best place to stay - we would like somewhere on a nice beach that isn't too far from a selection of places to eat and drink. Any information on where to sty, eat, drink and what to do would be appreciated!
My husband and I, have been several times to Koh Tao before we had kids and now we are planning a family trip to Koh Tao with our 5 year old daughter and 15 months son. We can pack a few supplies with us but not enought to last the whole trip.
I remember there was a store named "Aukottan" (not sure about the spelling), which had almost anything you needed. Does it still exists?
So, can anyone please tell me if I can find baby nappies, baby food jars or even a baby cot bed in case that our resort cannot provide to us?
Thank you very much.
Should we book in advance or there are plenty of places available. Looking for cheap accommodation around 10 euros per room or something similar.
Hi, has anyone been to Thai Art tattoo shop in koh tao, sairee?Think there is one with the same name further down the coast but interested to know about the one in sairee. Thanks :-)
Is this a good place to go for a family holiday? We have two boys aged 6 and 10 years. Thanks
We are planning our honeymoon and have read a lot of conflicting information about when to visit regarding the rainy season. We have time off in October and November. Which month is better to visit in? And early or late in the month?
I have booked a holiday to Koh Tao in August 2013 for my family ( we have 2 small children). I am now really concerned about Dengue Fever on the Island. Does anyone have any information/statistics?
i have read many negative review regarding this island.
especially the hotels, is it worth a trip???
we are planning to go to koh nang yuan this coming february 2013.
what is the easiest way to get there?
we are coming from penang,malaysia.
from what i know, we will need to get to koh tao and take another boat to kioh nang yuan.
is it true?
if it is true, do we need to make reservation in advance??
how to make the reservation?
pls advice, thank you vters
Hello, Bonjour, Hola
Je suis Francaise et j'habite a Madrid.
Je vais passer deux semaines a Koh Tao que j'aime beaucoup du 11 au 21 septembre et suis ouverte a partager quelques activites avec un autre solo: balades/snorkelling etc
Hey i'm French and i live in Madrid, i'll be in Koh Tao that i already know from Sept 11 to 21 and would be happy to hook up occasionally with another solo for some walking around the island/snorkeling etc.
Hola soy Francesa y vivo en Madrid, viajo solo a Koh Tao de Sept 11 a 21 y me gustaria ver a otros viajeros solos por alli para caminar/hacer snorkeling/tomar algo...
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Hi, my wife and I have booked tickets to come to Koh Tao for a month end of October 2011 to November. Can anyone possibly offer some insight into what the Lomprayah crossing has been like recently from Koh Samui and as to how the weather has been as I have been reading the Thai Meteorological Department site and it doesn't look good for November and tickets are booked. Naturally we expect rain in the monsoon season but tropical cyclones is another story altogether....
Hope you can help, any info, or advice is welcome...
We are flying Bangkok to Surat Thani and then hoping to get a ferry/boat to Ko Tao. We arrive in Surat Thani at 8:10am. Anyone done this route or can help with it?
Its our first trip to Thailand!!!
hey everyone, was wondering if anyone knows what the weather has been like in Koh Tao since the floods and if June is an okay month to go there, has it been raining much, and how much rain will be expected for June. Thanks a mill :)
“ Pure Villas - Chalok Baan Kao Beach ”
Does anybody have any insight or trip reports of 'Pure Villas" at Chalok Baan Kao Beach. They advertise a 2 bedroom pool villa and a 1 bedroom pool villa, both right on the beach. We are planning to spend 6 nights on Koh Tao during April and would like to get a beachfront pool villa. Although there are quite a few hillside pool villas on various websites there seems to be a shortage of beachfront pool villas.
Unfortunately we can't find any guest reviews for Pure Villas. I seem to believe that they have been rebranded and could have possibly previously been called Koh Tao Beach Villas or Khirana Villas.
The Pure Villas website does not have a phone number or email address and one is only able to send massages through the website, so cannot even track if they have been received or read.
If anybody has stayed there or knows anything about the Villas, I'd greatly appreciate some feedback. By the same token, if there is any info on alternate beachfront pool villas it would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks, Ric Darne
PS: We are really looking forward to doing Koh Tao - we get to Thailand every year and apart from the Bangkok and Samui jaunts, also try to have some chill out time on the less developed islands. We've done Koh Phangan twice over the last two years and are itching to go that little bit further on the ferry. All of the Koh Tao feedback sounds so amazing. Hope we can make it gel.
I will be going to Ko Tao in Aug 2011. I will stay in Mae Haad. Can anyone recommend how far is the bouldering areas? Can I walk to those area or need a motorbike?
Thanks a lot.
I will be going to Ko Tao in a couple of days and have been researching some accommodation options on the Internet. Every time I find something promising, I then find terrible reviews about the place and am getting quite discouraged! Can you help please? I'm a single woman and looking for something clean, quiet and safe. Preferably in the Mae Haad village within walking distance to Sairee village. I'm ready to pay up to 2,500 Baht/night. Own toilet and hot shower required. Thank you in advance!
We arrive 17 November early morning (08:30 AM) to BKK and I would like to go to Koh Tao the same day. Could you advise me please and helkp out finding price/time table for the train BKK- Chumphon in order we reach the ferry from there to Ko Tao?
Is it possible to buy railway ticket (I ve heard 2-nd class is ok?) from BKK to Chumphon by internet for a foreigner?
Or is it better to tak e abus from BKK. I just thought it is perhaps easier to sleep on a train?
Any suggestions on a budjet travell from the airport to the railway station?
Can anyone recommend me a nice bungalow on Hat Sai Ree beach? Although not to close to the nightlife...
I also would like to learn how to dive. Can anyone recommend me a good divingschool, not to big, nice people?
I'm 33 and and will be travelling solo to thailand in dec/jan 2010/2011.
As I do not want to be isolated but also want to chill and meet some other travellers my age, which side of the island is the best to stay?
My husband( dive master) and I ( planning to do an open water there) are planning to go middle of July to Koh tao for one month. we would like to be in a descent cheap place, clean and with no cockroaches in the matress like we had been reading form some hotels. :P what would you recommend us to stay cheap in a descent place ? can my husband find a job as a dive master while we are there? what would you recommend us?
I am planning my honneymoon in Koh Tao in end of september and I am really wondering about the weather. yes or rather no??
Hi all, I wanted a quiet beach to stay for a few nights, preferably one with a relaxed but colorful nightlife. Any comments or concerns about a few nights in Ko Tao?
I would want to come on Ko Tao in February with my family. We have a 8 months baby and I wander is it possible to find things like baby food, fresh vegetables and meet, kid doctor and so. We plan to stay about two months and take some diving courses. Is it possible to rent an apartment with kitchen equipped.. What about mosquito and insects thing? Any advices would be appreciated.......!
My husband and I would like to go to Koh Tao in the end om december and stay for a week or so. What part of the island has the nicest beaches and resturants? Do you think we will have trouble finding a place to stay since its all ready December now? Tips on a nice bungalowe-resort?
I and my husband will be in Koh Tao from August 8 to 15.
If you are living or traveling there during that period,
let's meet up and have Thai food dinner together!
(Or a cup of coffee is OK,too)
Looking forward to your reply :-) Thank you.
Hi, I'be to Ko Samui next August, my wife and I are both divers and we think to go to Ko Tao for a week (or more) and having fun diving there, no courses, just fun diving. I noticed resort are not smiling to people going there for not doing courses, is it the same treatment for who wants to dive only?
Any advice? resort/diving in Ko Tao to contact? Which part of island could better? we actually not interested at night life.
I want to know whether I should bring my own gear from home or is it cheap enough to hire. We have 8 days on Koh Tao in mid July, 2009 and I plan to snorkel every day
Hello, i wanted to know if you recommend Ko Tao as a destination to travelling solo. I will be one month in Thailand nd want to do North to South.In the last 2 weeks my plans are just chill in Paradise. Do you think its a good option to go Ko Tao? I really wanna relax in a nice beach but don´t want to feel too isolated a will be alone.Than you
We will be travelling to Thailand in August this year with our 3 children (9,7,4) and wanted to go to either Ko Tao or Ko Phangan? We would like to do snorkelling and a bit of diving (not much) and were wondering which island would be better. I heard that Ko Tao's beaches are not that great and that is already ver commercial. Any suggestions would be very appreciated. Cheers, Eva
Hi i am looking to travel to Koh Tao in July with my ywo kids 9 and 7 for three weeks,have been looking at many options,and the silver sands gets good reviews,so just wondering if anyone has stayed here and could give me some feedback.