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Looking for a Bungalow Resort, Guesthouse or Dive Course on Koh Tao?

We provide a Online Reservation and Booking Service for Koh Tao, a small island in southern part of Thailand, about 38 kilometers away from Koh Phangan, and about 64 kilometers from Chumphon.

Koh Tao offers fantastic diving, wonderful resorts, beautiful sunsets, views and variety of restaurants serving exellent cuisine. Koh Tao is the home of large sea turtles and occasional fishermen, has now developed over the past 10-15 years as one of Thailand's premier tourist destinations.

Our company has long time experience in managing online bookings and reservations with our site PhanganIsland.com, founded in 2002.
In 2005 we started PhanganBungalows.com with a modified version of our successful booking / reservation site, and now end of 2006 our youngest site ... KohTaoIsland.net



Koh Tao
Map of Koh Tao, click to see larger Map
Resorts and Guesthouses on the island,
that accept online bookings

There are many Online Reservation Websites about Koh Tao, why should you book with us?

* no extra fee or hidden expense
pay exactly the amount of money the resort or guesthouse charges you

* no minimum amount
no minimum amount for the advance payment, unlike many other reservation sites we don't have a minimum amount.

* pay the list price of a resort room
our prices are the official bungalow prices, you would also get if you book in person

* largest choice of accommodation
our website has the largest directory of resorts and guesthouses on Koh Tao, that accept online booking

* fast response time

usually we need around 4-12 hours to write you an response to your reservation.

* fast and uncomplicated payment
to our PayPal account you can pay for your reservation online with all major credit cards.

How does it work?

Choose a resort and room type from the Accommodation Directory of Koh Tao . Once you filled out the enquiry form, we will contact you by mail / phone. If the requested resort is available, we will send you an email, that includes a payment link to PayPal. Once we receive your advance payment, we can reconfirm your reservation.

In case the resort is not available, we will try to find you an alternative resort.

Unfortunately the amount of required advance payment is different from each resort or season, but most of them want at least 40% of the total price in advance for a confirmed booking. As soon as we receive a payment we forwarded it to the booked resort and send you a confirmation back.

Bungalows Resorts on Koh Tao not listed here can be booked as well, but we will charge a individual reservation fee. Please write to: elzannekohtaoisland@gmail.com

 

Information about Koh Tao

oh Tao is to the northeast of Surat Thani, about 38 kilometers from Koh Phangan, and about 64 kilometers away from Chumphon.

Since 2005 it is now really easy to get to Koh Tao. You can drive with one of the high speed catamaran boats. You can also arrive from one of the neighboring islands (Koh Phangan or Koh Samui).

Diving in and around Koh Tao's beautiful coral reefs is the islands main attraction. Resorts on Koh Tao offer a wide range of accommodation to fit most budgets.

Traveling around the island and visiting other beaches and bays pretty easy.. Just off the concrete main road you have to be careful when driving on dirty roads. Pick -ups and taxies can be found almost everywhere.

From 1933 until 1947 Koh Tao was inhabitated mostly by political prisoners. Being situated about 71 kilometres from the mainland meant it was fairly escape proof! Alcatraz ... piece of cake in comparison with 'Turtle Island'.

Around 1947 the 1st settlers laid claim to a large part of land on what is today called as Sairee Beach. They were the twin brothers Khun Ueam and Khun Oh who reached KoTao by boat from the neighboring island of Kohpangan, Ko Tao was still under Royal Patronage in those days but it did not stop those fortune seekers from staking their claim. The very first generation of todays community (began,started] settling when they brought over their families and started to harvest and cultivate the rich) soil and natural resources available. Despite KohTao still being under Royal Patronage still see loads of evidence of the huge coconut plantations all over the island. The first settlers lives mainly consisted of harvesting coconuts, growing friut and vegetables and of course sustaining themselves through fishing.

Straight after the terrible events of the December 2004 Tsunami, the caliber of tourist coming to Koh Tao have changed, before it had been a Mecca for back packers, year out students, and young travellers along their way south to Malaysia or North to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and beyond. Suddenly the island ferries were disgorging people with suitcases, not backpacks, laptops not guitars, and what is this; sneekers not flip flops?!, and some had children as well. A culture shock to many, but generally the island reacted with a passion to these new visitors, over the following months much change had taken place, new resorts, with more facilities, a new array of eating establishments offering different food from around the globe, and even activities for families to do during day time, in case you get bored with laying on the beach.

In those days getting to Ko Tao required a treacherous boat trip from near by islands or the main land, if and when the seas and weather permitted but the population of the island continued to grow firmly all the same, even when simple life was hard without much reward. Arrivals and departures were on the local coconut boats, and even then delays of several days were common practice, so back to the hammock and the world of dreams, the boat will come another day. Consequently, as its reputation for beautiful nature, unique marine life and amazing landscapes grew, better access was made available when better built and safer boats were brought in to cope with the number of back packers being attracted to the island.

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Bans Diving Resort

Sairee Beach

Bans Diving Resort
Bans Diving Resort is nestled in beautiful tropical surroundings right in the centre of Sairee Beach, Koh Taos main beach and the place to be for sun lovers and beach goers. Centrally located, the resort is within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, viewpoints, night life and everything else that will make your stay on Koh Tao memorable.

Koh Tao Resort - The Paradise Zone

Chalok Baan Kao

Koh Tao Resort - The Paradise Zone

This newly established hill top resort offers outstanding panoramic views of Koh Tao, Chalok Baan Kao, the sunrise and the sunset. The Paradise Zone is the perfect choice for couples and families who expect the highest standards in comfort, cleanliness, and customer service, with some beautiful rooms and suite to match.


AC Resort

Sairee Beach

AC Resort
The AC Resort is situated in the middle of Sairee Beach, with large well maintained bungalows surrounded by beautiful gardens around a large swimming pool. The restaurant and reception is situated on the beach front with it spreading over two floors with a large bar and viewing area upstairs and both areas offering great views of Sairee Beach and also the sunset.

Sunshine Divers Resort

Chalok Baan Kao

Sunshine Divers Resort

Sunshine Divers is based in the beautiful bay of Chalok Baan Kao in the south of the island, they are one of the longest established dive companies on Koh Tao, educating divers since 1993 and is also the sister company of Bans Diving one of the largest and most experienced dive resorts on Koh Tao.



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