We stayed in Villa 1 for a night and then Villa 7 for three nights. These are the pool villas facing the ocean. As others have already commented, the villas are large and spacious, designed beautifully into the hillside, and comfortable in a home-like way. Both villas had a small pool (about 1.5 meters deep) facing the ocean, an open air sala for taking breakfast with a view of the ocean, and a separate living room with TV, dvd player, and stereo. Beds were soft with down pillows. The bathrooms were separate suites in themselves--open air but private. During the day, we would turn off the air in the bedroom and leave all the doors open--the breeze from the ocean was regular and refreshing, but never too strong.
Breakfast was included and would be served at your villa. We also had an opportunity to eat at the hotel restaurant near the beach. The food can only be described as gourmet caliber. All the breads/croissants/pastries are freshly made (we believe at or near the hotel). Juices and smoothies with various combinations of fruits and vegetables presented a new surprise each morning. We had no difficulties communicating with the staff (although primarily in Thai). There are many European staff as well who speak perfect English. Unlike some of the others posting here, we found service was always prompt and efficient. In point of fact, things were so perfect that we rarely needed assistance from service anyway. The road to the hotel has some steep inclines and some unpaved sections. We were glad we rented an 450cc ATV which gave us the freedom and security to travel back and forth from the hotel anytime we wanted--mostly to go to Sairee beach at night for dinner and drinks. While the room rates were high, they are absolutely worth it. We found the minibar and food prices at the restaurant quite reasonable. Indeed, Koh Tao was relatively cheap everywhere for food and drink.
The hotel itself does not have a central pool (although it looks like they may be working on one, not sure). However the hotel's private beach more than makes up for this, with clear water and easy snorkeling with abundant coral just 10 feet off the beach. The water remains shallow for some distance. You can arrange for longtail boats to pick you up right from the hotel and take you around the island or to Koh Nangyuan.
We would not hesitate for a moment to come back to ViewPoint again on our next trip to Koh Tao. Shout out to Sabina for her friendly assistance at check in!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- View Point Resort believes that absolute privacy creates the perfect setting for a peaceful and restful environment from which our guests will benefit. View Point Resort is located at the pinnacle of Chalok Baan Kao, cut off from the towns & other resorts, but nonetheless at a pleasant walking distance to all amenities. Here you will find a spiritual kind of quiet. Join us in paying homage to Buddha Rock, who watches over our resort, blesses our days & offers us protection and comfort. This is a place to relax, unwind, contemplate, & re-connect with nature. Sometimes life requires you to break away from routine. View Point Resort is your shelter from the storm of everyday life. This is the place to celebrate what is truly important in life - Serenity and Joy. We believe that all of this makes us the most uniquely situated resort on Koh Tao. We hope that you can take pleasure in our efforts, but moreover that you can also share and embrace our concept. Relax, enjoy, & take pleasure in what has been meticulously crafted for your profound satisfaction and pure delight. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- View Point Hotel Koh Tao