I'm suprised that the Haad Tien is only number 8 for accommodation on Koh Tao as looking at what else was on offer it was definitely miles ahead of the rest! The beach is beautiful - clean, white sands, crystal clear water. It is quiet too - the resort is the only one on shark bay. We stayed at another higher rated hotel on trip advisor earlier on during our stay on Koh Tao and were very disappointed.
We stayed in a hideaway villa - it was perfect for what we needed. It was clean, spacious and we were very pleased. There was a large decking area outside with our own sunloungers to relax on. There was some construction work going on near to the resort which meant that noise could be heard around the reception area - ask for a room away from there and down the beach, we couldn't hear any noise in ours.
We went down to Sairee beach one day and it was disappointing - I had been to Koh Tao 7years ago when it was still relatively undeveloped but now the accumulation of bars and backpackers has totally spoilt the beach and there was rubbish everywhere.
The only downside was the breakfast here - everything was covered in flies. They have obviously tried to cover stuff up but as the area is open aired the flies were still there. I think the hotel needs to think about keeping the food somewhere undercover. We hardly ate anything at breakfast due to this.
The resort is quite secluded - they offer a free shuttle to Mae Haad at certain times of day but we didn't find much in the way of restaurants/bars there. We ate in the hotel restaurant at night and the food was lovely - overpriced for Thailand but still not European prices!
If you want to stay away from the backpacker crowd on a beautiful beach then head here!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HaadtienBeach Resort is a boutique destination set in a stunning backdrop of beachfront panoramas, featuring its own 380 metre secluded beach situated at the southern tip of Koh Tao. The property contains 70 private villas thoughtfully spaced amongst over 45 acres of land, which features a stunning natural bay, perfect for swimming and snorkeling. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Haad Tien Beach Hotel Koh Tao