We had a great stay here and it was the highlight of our honeymoon!
We were picked up from the pier and after a slightly scary 4WD ride we came to this beautiful location.
We stayed in a hotel room at the top of the resort. The room was spacious, bathroom nice and it opened onto a balcony with sun loungers and the most amazing view possible. It was really good value for money.
Being so far up the hill, it was a steep and sweaty walk back up in 30 plus degrees but it was great exercise and although I was too proud to ask for one, there was a golf cart if you really wanted transport. There were also torches in the rooms so if you went out at night, you could see down paths, to the beach/ next bay etc.
The restaurant was expensive but the staff were nice and the food was good. I got a free massage voucher on arrival and the woman hurt her hand so I was offered a free dinner at the restaurant instead which was lovely. The breakfast were ample and delicious. Best of our holiday by far.
The pool was beautiful and it was so nice lying on the loungers and looking out at the sea and spotting turtles.
There was good snorkelling right off the beach. Although there was a lot of dead coral, there was some regenerating and there were loads of fish, clams, christmas tree worms to be seen. I even saw a cuttlefish!
We also went to the resort next door (can also book from pinnacle) and went on a snorkelling trip on a longtail boat around the island. A great experience.
To the person who reviewed Pinnacle on October 31st or anyone who reads it and will be swayed by what they said, I would dissagree that its just for old people who want to lounge around all day (but if you want to go to nightclubs, don't stay here).
We are young and stayed here for 4 nights. The walking up and down the hills was certainly active! There was the beach right there to swim and snorkel. And, the people who reviewed it may not have noticed but there was a track (about a 5-10min walk) to the next door bay. Here there were a few more resorts, a large long bay for walking, heaps of waterfront bars and restaurants and lots of people. We went there most days and in the evenings for dinner/drinks. From here I think it would be relatively easy to get to town and you could probably access pinnacle from this bay if you wanted to motorbike. There is a small superette right next to the resort. It is also really easy to get longtail boats anywhere and I don't know why you would want to go to town everyday anyway when you are staying at such an idyllic location.
Although, we couldn't always find the staff (which was occasionally frustrating given the climbing involved to get anywhere/heat), we found staff to be really friendly and helpful and the manager was eager to keep us happy and cared about our opinions.
I would definitely reccommend this resort to anyone and I would love to go back one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pinnacle Koh Tao Dive Resort provides an island escape for the true leisure traveler and dive aficionado. Spend your days exploring the beautiful world underwater either snorkeling, or diving with our state-of-the-art dive school located within the Resort premises. Watch a spectacular sundown from the lounge bed on your room balcony, each of which provides unblocked panoramic view of the Gulf of Thailand. Our resort is located on the hidden-away June Jeau Beach and features Restaurant, Bar, BBQ Terrace and Pool, allowing you to experience true relaxation under the world famous Thai hospitality. Should you wish to explore the nightlife of Koh Tao, we offer a free drop-off service to the pier every evening. We also provide a golf cart shuttle service within the resort. All our rooms are fully equipped with mini bar, LCD flat screen television, refrigerator and air conditioning. We also offer room service and tours. Guests will find that this service-oriented resort with superb facilities and amenities provides excellent value. ... more less
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