Planning a trip to koh tao early next year. I'm travelling with around 4 girls (aged 21, however we are not massive party animals).
While i know we can't have it all, what we would love is a beautiful white sandy beach at our front door, within walking distance to some restaurants/shops.
Firstly, I've heard Mae Haad is quieter but more beautiful beaches, while Sairee has a more party atmosphere, is this right, and what would you recommend between the two?
Secondly can anyone recommend some good beachfront accom (budget of $50 pp p/n, cheaper if possible:))
Overall we just want to relax on a beautiful beach (not too busy) and eat lots of yummy cheap thai food :)