Enter Koh Tao. A day after I arrived, having spent the night in a ridiculously over priced, fairly substandard hotel I was on the lookout for something good, regardless of price.
I was lucky to have made some friends who pointed me towards Koh Tao Star Villas and their fantastic owner/host Alan, after hearing much grumbling over my hotel rooms. Without expecting much, I made the crazy fun bike ride up to the villas (for the faint hearted, the ever helpful Alan will be more than happy to drive you up!)
I was taken aback. The villas were really quite fantastic. Squeaky clean (Alan is obsessive about keeping the place clean!!), airy, GOOD aircon, excellent bathroom, flat screen tv, surround sound, the WORKS! What more could one ask for. That too at a very decent price. The place was absolutely stunning with a great view through to the ocean.
I booked the villas immediately without a second thought and am very glad I did so as the residence was an integral part of this memorable trip. Every evening after diving one would settle down on the lovely terrace with a beer and Alan was always there to give great company and advise for where to eat, what to do etc...
All in all I would HIGHLY recommend anyone visiting the Island to try and book here. The 'apartments' are beautiful and eco friendly. Having stayed in many of the top hotels in the world, I could seriously say that Star Villas is right up there with them in term of quality, service etc.
The beautiful views, great living space and truly fantastic host made my stay perfect, and this particular residence is one of the big reasons pulling me back to Koh Tao.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the jungle clad hills above Sairee Beach, Koh Tao Star Villa offers unique accommodation on Koh Tao. spacious, modern, fully furnished apartmens with western standard bathrooms all designed with the ecology of the island in mind. Enjoy beautiful sunsets from your terrace and enjoy free use of our games room and BBQ area. And this very peacful setting, is only 3-4 minutes by bike or ATV from the centre of Sairee Beach - truely a great combination. ... more less
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