Charm Churee Villa was amazing. I stayed there with two friends for two nights, but wish I had more time to spend there. The staff were extremely helpful, and upon arrival on the Koh Tao island, there was a hotel shuttle bus to meet us, even though we didnt have a chance to prearrange it! Then, on arrival at the hotel, we were greeted with cold drinks and wet towels which was greatly appreciated on such a warm day. We were accommodated in two rooms, a twin room, and a room king size bed. The rooms were connected via the balconies. The room interior was of a very high standard - modern, clean, and in keeping with the rustic look of the villa.
The villa has a private beach where you can use the sun loungers for free, hire snorkelling gear for free (and the snorkling is great!), and hire a kayak for only 100 baht. There is a day spa/massage down by this private beach too. I'm not sure which part was better - the massage, or location of having a massage on the beach front, listening only to the waves hit the shore. The main restaurant was fantastic, the menu had alot of choices, and the view was unbelievable. The other cafe which is located on the private beach was also quite good.
The location of Charm Churee is great, in that it is located away from the main 'towns'. The 'town' is only a 10 minute walk which takes you back to where the wharves are. However, to get to Saree Beach which is the other main strip requires a taxi fare as it is quite far. Nevertheless, the distance from the town I think was actually a positive, as it ensured a quiet, and peaceful stay.
There is a scuba diving centre located at the resort, and the staff there were all very friendly, and were fluent english speakers. My friends and I had a great time doing an Intro to Scuba course, as neither of us had a qualification.
My only critisims are: No swimming pool (though the private beach does kinda make up for it), no tv's in the room (not sure if its all rooms or just ours, but having said that, I'm actually kinda glad we didn;t have one), and finally, it was a bit far from saree beach which is where all the bars/pubs are (again, it was only a minor detraction - the "remoteness" could also be argued as a positive".
On checkout, we were farewelled by all the hotel staff. I think even the manager came out to say thankyou and good bye! All in all, I'd definately go back there, and I'd stay for longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Founded in 2002, Charm Churee Villa plans to develop our resort to be the best for our guests. Charm Churee Villa is located on a 300-Rai (120 acres or 48 hectares) seaside piece of well preserved jungle, facing west. With more than 1,500 meters shoreline, the estate consists of 4 beaches. Pak Bung (which means Morning Glory) Bay is the most northern beach (about 10 minutes walk from the main pier) consists of sand, gravels and rocks, it is about 80 meters in length. The next beach southward is Jansom Bay, which is another 5 minutes walk from Pak Bung Bay (named means Moon-Like) is around 160 meters wide consists mostly of sand, huge rocks, corals and colorful fish. Perfect for snorkeling. Neptune is the next one down south; about 20 minutes walk from Jansom Bay. Neptune, one of the best kept little secret coves in Koh Tao, consists of mostly rocks is perfect for private sun bathing with small sandy beach. It's approximately 80 meters in length. Last but not least, is a twin: Sai Nuan beach I and II. It's mostly sandy beaches with a set of big rocks between them. Sai Nuan I is a sandy beach with the width of 240 meters and Sai Nuan II is a little smaller. This shoreline estate is not only known for the well kept jungle land, but also its pristine underwater world. Along the 1,500 meters coast consists of several famous snorkeling and scuba diving sites. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Charm Churee Villa Hotel Koh Tao
- Charm Churee Hotel
- Charm Churee Resort