I just asked our 4-year old daughter what she liked best on Koh Tao, she said:
- that Lulu Belle (the owners' little daughter) lived next door
- diving in the pool
We found Baan Sawainam a super pleasant retreat from Koh Tao's beach scene. It's run by a very nice young New Zealand-German family (and some help obviously!) who know from experience what a traveler needs. It comes with a fully functional kitchen, great space for dining, space for being indoors when it is too hot outside. Everything is very clean and tasteful, and they even take care to re-stock any supplies you use up every day (which even many 5-star places forget to do). You can also cheaply rent scooters from the owners.
Having realized that our two young children love pools more than even the prettiest beaches, the clean pool just outside the veranda is a winner - and to round everything off, in the villa we had a large veranda with privacy to enjoy the warm nights after bedtime.
While Baan Sawainam is not directly at the beach, the quickest way to get there is a 3-minutes walk through the undergrowth - no hurdle at all, a small price to pay for nighttime quiet. Sairee village is also only a 5min foot walk from the villas.
Would recommend it unreservedly to anyone who isn't out to party every night anyways.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is an intimate holiday home, offering a brand new alternative for discerning holidaymakers seeking unprecedented comfort, charm & hospitality. The idyllic place for families & couples looking to escape the crowds to relax in a tropical paradise with a crystal clear pool. With 1-1 bedroom home, 1-2 bedroom home, & 2 studios Baan Sawainam can accommodate a family of up to 11 people. Each room comes with hot shower, safe, TV, Air con, fridge & tea or coffee making facilities. Kitchen facilities are available in the 1 and 2 bedroom homes. We also provide free taxi pick up & drop off at the main pier. ... more less
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