We stayed here for three nights in December 2013 and were a little bit nervous after reading previous reviews regarding the service. Thank goodness this was not the case, all the staff that we encountered were friendly and helpful, both while we were there and prior to staying via email. The hotel offers a free pick up service from the port and the return trip is a 100B per person.
The rooms were spotless and comfortable. There was complimentary shampoo, shower gel and daily bottles of water supplied. There is also a fridge in the room.
There was a good choice of food on the breakfast buffet. The resort is in a remote location, so you are restricted to the resort for most of your meals. This was not a problem for us as the food here was some of the best that we had in Thailand, especially the green curry snapper and the pad-thai. We thought the food was good value for money too.
This resort is all about chilling out and water sports, the restaurant closes at 9pm but there is a small beach bar.
Tanote Bay is stunning and the snorkelling here is amazing, you see a wide variety of tropical fish. Snorkelling equipment can be hired from the diving shop next to the resort very cheaply. The beach is not powder sand but slightly shingled. The only downside was that there was a little bit of rubbish on the beach, the couple of resorts on the bay could easily clean this on a daily basis.
Take plenty of insect repellent as there are loads around this resort.
I would come back to this resort and Tanote Bay, it was one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Montalay Beach Resort is a small to medium size hotel, locate in the eastern part of Koh Tao (Turtle Island) called "Ao Tanote". It is a beautiful secluded bay and is a great place for snorkeling and diving. Ideal for families with children or couples to chill and relax. All rooms, cottages and suites are close to the beach and nestled amongst the trees. ... more less
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