We were specifically looking for a quiet accommodation option when researching Koh Tao knowing that Koh Tao often attracts the back packer crowd and the younger diving types.
We started researching a year prior to our trip and Belynda was very accommodating and readily answered our questions not only about her accommodations but the island itself.
The villas are located about a 5 min walk from the main Sairee Beach nightlife. We found this ideal as we were close to all the action when we wanted to be yet far enough away that nights were exceptionally quiet.
The villas were as depicted on her website. The beds were extremely comfortable. The private cooling off pool was definitely a perk. The villas were equipped with two outdoor patio areas and 4 loungers. Ideal for two couples or a small family. The villa is equipped with the kitchen basics. We found the TV satellite options satisfactory. If you are watching too much TV you are not relaxing enough on you vacation. Wifi can be a little patchy at times but that an be attributed to bring higher up the hill.
A mini mart is literally around the corner from the villas for any last minute items. They also do laundry.
If you are not afraid to rent a scooter, this would be ideal as cheaper groceries can be found closer to Mae Haad. We opted to not rent a scooter although Belynda can provide you with recommendations on reliable businesses. We walked every day we were there. It will take approximately 30-35min to Mae Haad and about an hour to Chalok Bay. Traffic can be a little crazy so just be careful.
We cannot speak more highly of Belynda. She was always available to answer our questions. She provides a cellphone to use at no charge. For convenience there are numbers/menus for take out as well as the number for Mr Bear, her contact taxi driver. Belynda will help you make arrangements necessary to make your stay enjoyable. She not only helped us with a ferry booking and transport back to the pier but she also surprised me with a little birthday treat that was left in our fridge! She also introduced us to a couple restaurants we would never have gone to otherwise by taking us there. The types of restaurants that only locals would go to. Our favourite was First Somtum located in Mae Haad.
We would not hesitate to book this place again should we return to Koh Tao!! Although next time we would try and lure another couple to go with us so they could enjoy the beautiful surroundings of KohTao and all that Chalisa Villas have to offer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chalisa Villas are a family-run establishment, hidden in an old coconut plantation amongst other homes and privately owned villas. We are a perfect retreat for couples, families or friends wanting to enjoy the tranquility of island life combined with spacious living at a reasonable price. Our resort consists of two holiday villas. Each villa has two bedrooms, kitchen, own private pool and out door patio providing a balance of comfort, luxury and style. ... more less
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