We were looking for an island getaway for a few days after 3 weeks of exploring cities (Auckland, Sydney, Singapore, KL, Penang ad Bangkok!).
We arrived at the back entrance by taxi and were initially horrified by the building site that lay before us! Fortunately this is only at the back and is construction of their new flats/suites. We were directed on to reception and taken to our bungalow, no. 14. We knew we didn't have aircon and the ensuite was a little 'outdoorsy' so there were no surprises. The room was immaculate with bottles of water and toiletries. The fan is more than enough because there was always a sea breeze keeping the room cool. There was even a mosquito net and the resort wifi was fine in our room for FaceTime etc
The location is great - a short walk from the main wharf left and another short walk to lots of bars, restaurants and shops to the right. Because of its location its not spoilt by loud music at night from the bars down the road - just the toads (we think?) in the woods croaking at dusk!
We spent a lot of afternoons in the resorts own bar as it had a beautiful outlook, very helpful and welcoming staff and was a great place for a beer and a book. The food was excellent and very reasonable! We were able to book snorkelling through the reception desk too with free pick-up!
We returned one night to find quite a large gecko in our room - the reception manager got someone to come and deal with it instantly and there was no fuss - again we expected to find the odd bit of wildlife because you are in a bugalow, on an island, backed by native jungle.....
We decided to extend our stay by two extra nights because we decided it was pretty perfect! They juggled the bookings around for us so we could stay in the same bungalow! Can't fault that.
If we came back to Koh Tao this would be the first place we'd look for a room....
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