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“Excellent quiet beach location, peaceful & beautiful setting”
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Palm Leaf Resort
Ranked #8 of 76 Koh Tao B&B and Inns
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“Excellent quiet beach location, peaceful & beautiful setting”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We really liked this 'resort' (although I wouldn't call it a resort). Our room was fantastic on the upper floor of a bungalow with a private view of the resort and glimpses of the beach area. It was quiet and the balcony was superb for relaxing and having breakfast (ask them to bring it up) and drinks. Buy mosquito coils to ease your comfort. The room wasn't mosquito proof (especially the big gaping holes in the walls of the bathroom) but it was very comfortable with a big firm mattress. There was a fridge for cold drinks. The staff were always friendly and really the setting sunset on the beach is to die for sipping a cocktail with your feet in the warm water whilst it sets on the horizon. The swimming totally amazing…very warm and shallow (great for families). The food menu & cooking could really use some western influence. We only ate breakfast here and the atmosphere at the restaurant is pretty sub standard compared to others on the beach. Our disappointment wasn't the resort; it was Koh Tao itself--it has been built up too quickly, too many hotels side-by-side with grey water being dumped into the beach area (not at the resort though). we won't return to Koh Tao but if we did, this would be the place we return.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

We rented a beachfront bungalow.. It was everything we needed. Very clean, fridge, tv etc... And only a 10 mins walk via beach to Sairee village which serves the best Thai food...the sea is lovely for swimming and snorkeling. ..Palm leaf restaurant serves an array or food till about 8pm ..Sam the waiter , who works continuously from morning till night is great.. He's a diamond ! .. Would defy stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Friendly and helpful staff, relaxed atmosphere, clean air conditioned rooms (we had the deluxe villa - two connected rooms for a family with three older children), close to restaurants, on the beach, quiet end of Sairee Beach.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We stayed in Palm Leaf for 2 nights on our travels, but I could have stayed here much longer. They have a variety of rooms available from budget beach huts to water front villas. The resort itself is fairly basic in terms of services but the rooms were lovely, it was right on the beach and only a short walk on the beach to the main part of town. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, breakfast was fairly basic but still nice and the views from the breakfast restaurant were absolutely stunning. Would definitely recommend to people and will return one day. Thanks guys for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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co,usa
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

My wife and two kids (6 and 7 years) had a week at this idyllic end of Sairee beach and it was great. The proximity to a lovely beach on the quiet north end was exactly what we were looking for with its own little reef and some nice snorkeling and was gentle and shallow (as long as too many boats weren't buzzing past). The town is a bit noisy with 20ish types raging into the wee hours but only a nice 5 minute walk along the beach. The staff and front desk were helpful and smiling and the restaurant on the beach was nice with enough offerings to keep my kids fed and happy, as they tired of Thai food quickly. Many Thanks to Sam (Nyo) who looked after the restaurant and his kindness to my children and considerate suggestions about Koh Tao. We had a Villa deluxe with air con and 25 meters to the beach. Worth every baht. The only suggestion i have is that they eliminate the long tail boats that park in front of this section of beach which churn up a lot of sand in the water and are destroying the section of reef that they do have. Get some regulations Koh Tao and save this for your future! So glad we didn't stay in town.

Room Tip: In Villa #101 we had a King bed and they added a double for the kids and the room was not cramped.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

We are a family of four from Canada, with two boys ages 12 and 14, and we are seasoned travellers. We loved this resort. We had one of the beachfront cabins, less than 20 meters from the water. The resort is at the quiet end of the beach (which suited us nicely) but only a short walk into the village. Staff were friendly and courteous. Breakfast was included in our package and had nice variety. We visited in March 2014, and opting for a bungalow with air conditioning was a good decision. Lot's of great places to eat along the beach or in the village. We were in Koh Tao for the diving and relaxation and could not have had a better experience.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Fribourg, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2014

I found this hotel totally OK. We had a Villa Deluxe about 30m from the beach, with 2 terrasses. It is on the north of the Sairee beach: good location because it is more quiet (we don't here anything from the music and bars) but be aware you'll have to walk ~10min to the center.

If you book via booking.com the breakfast is not included.

I found it was a good hotel, but still bit expensive for what it is.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 76 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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Bow Thong Hotel Koh Tao

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