If there was one place we would return to in thailand it is this.
But I guess it is not for everyone.
The electricity is on during evening-night. Hot water is not guaranteed, due to leaving the lights on the first night we hade some flying-ants in our room and to get the the main beach for diving, shoping or whatever you more or less have to catch a longtail, there is a path that is easily navigated but it is adventurous. Oh, and you have to be a fan of salamanders (cute lizards), they make up for the evening entertainment if you turn on an outside light to attract flies.
So what is good about it, I don't know to be honest. The service is nice but nothing exceptional. The bay is great not doubt about that but the corals that you can snorkle to are a bit sad (and also long-tails come in regularly so you better watch out). The fish is not bad though, including puffer-fish and a blend of colorful small-ones.
Anyway, this is probably the best experience we have had but it is not for everyone. We have stayed at numerous 5-star hotels around the world but it is just not the same when it is concrete and plaster between you and your choosen destiantion. I can't explain why but the setting is really really nice. It might be that it is not on the commercial beach, it might be the longtails picking you up or it might be that you enjoy life a little bit better when it is not just all cruise and play. Or maybe it is just us....
Oh, and there is a massage-thingy but it was not really open/advertised when we got there so don't go there because of that.
- Also Known As:
- Sai Thong Hotel Koh Tao
- Sai Thong Resort And Spa