We arrived at Casas Del Sol 3 days after our wedding, and needed a quiet place to unwind and relax. The Villa was absolutely beautiful with 2 rooms and a stunning open plan lounge / kitchen / outdoor areal, well designed and it had all the add ons that made it special. We played our own music, made our own cocktails and enjoyed our own slice of paradise :)
We spent 3 days here, enjoying the island and surroundings, the view was lovely and we enjoyed the pool immensely in the evenings. We also hired a taxi when needed but got a scooter straight away - the hills are not for the faint hearted though - make sure you or your partner knows what they are doing! The location, up on the hill overlooking Sairee Beach and Ko Nangyuan is absolutely beautiful, if somewhat difficult to get to.
Sadly we do think a few simple extra's could make the stay that much more enjoyable - providing your guests with some coffee / tea would be nice, and a bottle of drinkable water would be nice in the fridge - especially seeing as you cannot drink the tap water. Having just come off a boat, we really just wanted to relax the moment we arrived and enjoy our villa - however we had to leave immediately to get water, and related. We do realise it is self catering, but this is a simple guest service that we have been offered always - or perhaps offer guests the option of shopping to be done for them before arrival?:) We really think that would be a big plus.
One last point, the pool is cleaned weekly, so it means the water is screaming of chemicals, we found it a tad irritable and a downside to what could have been a perfect place.
We would definately come back, but do feel there are just as many luxury style places you can enjoy that offer the same or more for your buck - however if you want privacy and a beautiful villa to unwind in - this is a perfect option.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With stunning views of the open ocean, island landscape and tropical sunsets, Casas del Sol are five individually designed boutique villas that offer self-catered accommodation in an ideal location of Koh Tao that is both central and convenient yet private and tranquil. Each villa features understated luxury with a modern tropical design that offers plenty of relaxation space in which to turn off, tune in and chill out. ... more less