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Monkey Flower Villas
Ranked #2 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 July 2010

We came to Koh Tao for a getaway last June and stayed in both Lincon's Villa and the Haad Tien. I have been to Koh Tao in the past staying for several weeks so have a pretty good idea of what is available and Monkey Flower is the best in my opinion. The villa is located quite high on the side of the mountain and has stunning views over the bay it is a single stand alone villa so you have a fair amount of privacy including the pool and spa that is just for you. The villa is located about 5 minutes (by vehicle) to the North of Sairee beach which is where all the action is, so it's far enough away to not hear the parties on the beach but close enough to easily head down if you want to go. I would recommend hiring a motorbike (ONLY IF YOU ALREADY KNOW HOW TO RIDE ONE, Thailand is NOT the place to be learning to ride), as the hill is pretty steep from the main road to the villa. While we were there it was my girlfriends birthday and we decided to have a party with friends that live on the island. Lincon and Woonsen was extremely helpful with everything even providing his awesome musical talents and system for the party. Overall Monkey Flower has the personal touch and not the cold rip cash out of you hotel approach I highly recommend and will hopefully be back there in the future.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2010

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights (wish it could have been more, but it was booked) on our honeymoon and it was without a doubt the highlight of our 2 weeks in Thailand. The views from the villa and pool overlooking Sairee Beach were breathtaking. The villa itself was beautiful, clean and comfortable.

Lincoln and Woonsen (Joy and little Max, too) were the best hosts you could imagine and very accomodating with whatever we needed - whether it was a ride into town, a phone to use, a recommendation on dining, some drinking partners, or a little privacy.

If you are coming to Koh Tao (or anywhere close), I highly recommend the Monkey Flower Villa for your stay. We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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lincsong, Owner at Monkey Flower Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2010

It was a special pleasure to have you two at Monkey Flower Villa... Thank you for the wonderful Tripadvisor.com review!!! It was your review that put Monkey Flower in the number 1 spot!!! It will be great to see you again some day soon, we hope!!!!
Lots of love & happiness,
Lincoln, Woonsen, Mom, Max, Ricky, chickens & fish

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Reviewed 12 July 2010

My wife and I stayed at Monkey Flower for 4 nights of our honeymoon and it was one of the highlights of our trip. The setting is amazing, with the most stunning view across the bay over your own private infinity pool. Lincoln and Woonsen are the best hosts you could ask for and nothing is too much effort for them. Getting a ride in Lincoln's 4x4 is a real treat and the best way to see the island!

My one little bit of advice is, if you plan to go into town in the evening, which is less no more than a 10 minute walk down the hill and along the beach, take a flashlight/torch with you as it is pitch black when you come back, inevitably after a few too many cocktails!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2010

We stayed at Monkey Flower for 2 nights, it was stunning! The view of Sairee beach from the infinity pool was breathtaking. The villa was absolutely huge with the bedroom consisting of a floating bed, 50'' plasma and walk-in wardrobe. The upper villa can be converted to sleep up to 6-8 people if required. Bathroom was very nice especially the shower and we were free to use the communal kitchen.

We spent most of the second day relaxing by the pool and jacuzzi and also jumping off the roof into the pool. Monkey Flower is well located and just a 10 minute walk to north Sairee beach.

Lincoln and Woonsen were happy to take us around the island and pick us up when we needed a lift back in his classic jeep with environmentally friendly Air Con. Lincoln also recommended an excellent dive centre and the instructor came up to the villa to discuss our options, from which we did a dive with the next day.

Lincoln and Woonsen were great hosts for the end of our perfect stay in Koh Tao.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2010

We were at Monkey Flower Villa when it was not yet completely finished. Despite that we had a great holiday in one of the most beautiful places on the island. One has the best view over the island, a superb infinity pool in which you can jump from the roof. The owners and Ricky the Coconut Dog are very friendly and want to help you with everything you ask. Certainly recommended!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2010

This place is a treasure that everybody needs to know about. When you have been traveling for a while and you need time out to chill, this is the place. Not only is it quiet and the views fantastic, it just feels right to be there. Its a short but steep walk to the beach (about 5 minute walk) & from there the bars & restaurants are right there. Lincon, Winset & Lincons Mum (cant forget Ricky the dog) were the best host, nothing was to much trouble. recommend this place to anyboby.
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  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 April 2010

What an amazing place and the views are worth a million dollars. Lincoln & Woonson could not do enough for us, very helpful with everything we needed to know. Very relaxing place and we loved having the chooks around. If you don't get lincoln to pick you up make sure you get a 4wd taxi to take you there as an ordinary one can't get up the hill. Would love to go back and stay longer. The best place on Ko Tao

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with family
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Address: 19/6 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
Price Range: £91 - £264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Monkey Flower Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Monkey Flower Villas feature extraordinary architecture and amenities. Built into the natural beauty and granite boulders of the hillside overlooking Sairee beach, the longest and most popular beach on Koh Tao, Monkey Flower Villas is only a few minutes walk to the sand, yet very private, and secure. Every villa has stunning sea and beach views. The "Upper" villa has a very large private infinity edge swimming pool and spa (take the bridge to the roof and jump into the pool, if you like!). The master bedrooms are huge, very romantic, safe, and comfortable, Most of the rooms boast 50" flat screen HDTVs with premium Western programing, air-con, free Wi-Fi internet access. The "Upper" villa features the "flying" bed, hardwood floors, and a huge sliding glass window overlooking the swimming pool and the bay below. There are several sound systems, and musical instruments available to use. All guests enjoy 24 hour a day courtesy car and driver service to anywhere they want to go on Koh Tao*. Each villa is provided with a local mobile phone for easy access to all important numbers. Monkey Flower Villas has been recognized as providing an excellent customer experience and service. *As our guest, you will enjoy our famous 24 hour a day complimentary car and driver service, for pick-up and drop-off to anywhere you want to go on Koh Tao, during your entire stay! Many people do not realize that normal taxi service on Koh Tao is very expensive compared to other parts of Thailand, with a simple ride from town to town often costing 500. Thai Baht or more one way, and TWICE that amount late at night. If you were considering renting motorbikes, our driver service can also save you from possible extortion by unscrupulous renters, who prey on tourists, and the risks of riding a motorcycle on an island with many dirt roads and difficult riding conditions. For these reasons, our car and driver service is not only convenient, but also an incredible value! When you check in, you will be given a local Thai mobile phone, with important numbers and credit already installed. When you need to be dropped off or picked up, simply speed dial your driver, who will be there in a few short minutes. No other accommodation on Koh Tao offers this kind of complete transportation solution. ... more   less 
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