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“best beach bungalow on Sairee beach!”
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Palm Leaf Resort
Ranked #8 of 77 Koh Tao B&B and Inns
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“best beach bungalow on Sairee beach!”
Reviewed 17 March 2012

In Fef-March we stayed 10 days at Bow Thong resort. We absolutely loved the place and the peolpe.
You get a free transfer to and fro the pier. The owner (Tony with whome I e-mailed and immediately got respons) took the time to greet us personnaly and showed us around in the room. We stayed at very luxureous resorts at different places in the world but the luxery, beach bungalow is up un till now our fouverate!!! You're 10 min. walk on the beach away from the husstle & bussle of the center if you want it, but are nice and relaxed if you stay put and taste the great food of the Thai specialty chef. Hmmm delicious food, and briljant service especially from Sam and the other waiters!
If you're looking for an all In resort with a rather posh mentallity I thing you won't like it, but if you want a relaxed admosphere, great food, a very cosey room with a view to die for don't hesitate book Bow Thong!!!!

Room Tip: If it fits your travelbudget, take a deluxe beachfront bungalow!!! it is absolutely fantastic, right...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

We've been to Bow Thong twice, it's quite peaceful but still walking distance from the more lively areas. Even the standard air-con bungalows are pleasant and confy. Food is excellent, view is superb and staff is nice. The owner is (or at least used to be) in active co-op with the animal rescue clinic, so there are a couple of cute dogs hanging around to be patted.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

We just stayed there and had originally planned to stay for 2 nights but ended up staying a week because we loved the location. The staff and food is good and even though the management can be a bit abrupt, they are still helpful. It's at the quiet end of the beach, about 10 mins walk into town which was ideal for us to chill out. The resort has sun beds on the beach for guests so it is perfect to relax.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

The resort is beautiful, it is at the quiet end of sairee beach and to me the best part of the beach. The staff here are so nice, they are very king and helpful. We had free transfer to and from the pier and the rooms were very good. Breakfast is made to order which was nice. The food here is very good. We ate here most nights. The main town is 10 mins walk along the beach. The bathroom could do with a bit of an update but this i have found quite normal in Thailand, the rest of the room was very good.

Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

We've recently spent a very enjoyable 11 nights at the Bow Thong resort and would definitely recommend. The rooms are basic but clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The resort is situated at the north end of Sairee Beach, approximately a 10 minute walk away from the bars and clubs, something which is beneficial when the music is booming at 5am!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

The place is located at north end of Sairee beach, facing west - awesome sunsets! Quiet, yet very close to all amenities and bars in Sairee village, it's no more than a 10 min stroll down the beach. We booked via our dive center and stayed here for 3 nights just recently. We decided to go for the beach bungalows @ THB 3900/night and that was the best idea ever! Our bungalow (number 009) was just 10 m away from the beach, was pretty simple (bed, closet, table with chairs), but clean. Enough space to put an extra, large matress for our kids (regretfully no roll away available, as matress placed directly on floor with possible easy access for ants). The a/c was effective and quiet. The only thing that bothered us was a slight damp smell, but we ventilated the room and got rid of it. There's no mosquito nets in the windows nor a fan either (so all windows have to be closed with a/c running all time, if You don't want mosquitos inside), which is a pity as we'd love to keep all windows open so as to hear the ocean. The waterfront is safe, with a large shelf of shallow water - ideal for kids to play in and swim. Mind though: no pool! The restaurant serves good food, all choices available: western, thai. A fantastic added value is the location of the restaurant front, right on the beach, against great sunsets. In general, the best value on Koh Tao: away from noisy and tacky village center, quality time, a must experience!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

The location of this resort could not be better. Oceanfront at the north end of the beach-isolated but also very close to the town. Stayed here for 3 nights with my wife in the oceanfront bungalows and loved it. Great value considering the location. The food at the resort like most places in Thailand was great. We will definitely stay at Bow Thong again if and when we return to Koh Tao.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Palm Leaf Resort
Address: 15/2 Moo 1 North Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, Thailand (Formerly Bow Thong Resort)
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Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #8 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Palm Leaf Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You find us at the north end strip of Sairee Beach. Palm Leaf offers the best view at the bay with its grey boulders and the colourful sea. Just a 5 min walking distance away from the village, it is still a very calm and private place to be. Moreover it is the only snorkeling side at Sairee beach.Set in a nice garden our lovingly furnished bungalows and rooms await your arrival. ... more   less 
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