I was recommend to come to Black Tip by a friend of mine who has been visiting the resort for the last 8 years. I hadn't read any trip adviser reports beforehand or may not have gone. But I'm glad I did! I stayed for about 3 weeks in Tanote bay doing a dive course and some fun dives after wards. I got a 50% discount on the rooms for doing a course and a discount on the dives as well. My room was cleaned nicely whenever I requested and sheets/towels were changed at request as well. Yes, there where some lizards in my room, but I have never stayed anywhere in asia without having lizards in the house. As well, your in the middle of the jungle so what do you expect? There is beautiful garden all around the resort so you really feel the nature! There is a nice quiet beach in Tanote with amazing coral reef right in front of you. The road is not the best, but all the resorts in tanote (about 5 resorts) all have taxis going and coming all day, so no problem. Also, I think it helps keep this place secluded and quiet. I went to Sairee sometimes also. there is easy to get to, but way to crowded!!! All the resorts in the bay have restaurants so you have choice, but it is easy to go to the other side of island if you want some more choices.
The staff were very friendly to me. Of course I was polite to them also. I see someone swearing at the staff and they did not get the help they would like. But my mother taught me you get back what you put out!! But any info I asked for (renting bike, booking hotel on other island, booking tours, etc) they helped me alot with details and calling. As of course, the dive staff were very friendly. I like to thank my instructor Pheung for helping me get over my fear of being underwater and also Mickey and Ben for the great dives!!
I will defintely be back!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Black Tip is an eco friendly PADI Gold Palm IDC resort located in Koh Tao, Thailand. We are committed to quality, safety and fun. We provide the full selection of PADI courses. All groups are kept small for more enjoyable dives. We have a range of diving options for certified divers. We have several styles of bungalows available to suit all budgets. We also have a full range of water sports activities available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Black Tip Diving & Water Sports Idc Hotel Koh Tao
- Black Tip Diving And Water Sports Idc Resort