This is a fantastic property, located on a hillside, with spectacular views of the ocean. The Deluxe Pavilion room was spacious and comfortable. It overlooked the bay, and had a great balcony. The pool is also great.
This is positioned as a luxury resort, and that’s were some chinks became apparent. There is no house keeping after 5pm. What that means is that, if you have a coffee in the evening, the cups are dirty for next morning coffee. Keep in mind that this is priced similar to hotels like the Atlantis, Dubai. One would expect the staff to do their best to accommodate the guests. This was not the case; the staff are quick to say No. Some are really good thought, for e.g. at the reception, and at the Seaside Grill.
One incident that was unforgivable - My family was using the pool. Soon after, the staff starts cleaning the decks using Clorox, with water taken from the pool. As the cleaning progresses, this filthy water containing Clorox leaks back into the pool… Unbelievable! The worst part was this was being supervised by the in-house manager.
The reason why I picked the resort was because it is beach side resort, and is located on Shark Reef bay. The beach is however small (about 30 feet in length). Snorkelling was good, but not exceptional compared to other places on the island (such as Sairee beach). The ocean floor has corals, and is difficult for wading. Some rocks had slime on it, and I actually slipped and fell!
The resort is on a hillside, which means there are lots and lots of steps. This is natural to this particular resort, and the views are worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jamahkiri Resort & Spa, is a comfortable and sumptuous living resort located in Thian Og Bay on the south side of Koh Tao, a serenity area of the island, easily reachable by a panoramic 10 minutes drive from the harbour, offering a spectacular view over the gulf of Thailand. Once settled in, you will quickly discover that there are very little reasons to leave the resort, lush tropical garden, cooling pools, the Jamahkiri Spa, a fitness room, the marina and our private PADI diving club, recreational facilities, and fine cuisine, compliment the beauty of the resort's magnificent surroundings. Our place is the perfect combination for peace, serenity and nature lovers; add to that comfort, natural surrounding, and pristine services and its no wonder that since welcoming his first guest in 2002, Jamahkiri has established its distinctive reputation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jamahkiri Hotel Koh Tao
- Jamahkiri Spa And Resort
- Jamahkiri Boutique Hotel
- Jamahkiri Boutique Resort