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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 the begining this little island had no one living on it, visited only by local fishermen from near by islands when looking for protection during thunder storms or also if a fishing crew was in need of fresh water.
In those days getting to KoTao required a treacherous boat journey from near by islands or the main land, if and when the seas & weather permitted but the population continued to grow steadily all the same, even when simple life was hard without much reward. Departures & arrivals were on the local coconut boats, and even then delays of several days were common place, so back to the hammock and a 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 handle the large number of backpackers being attracted to the island.
In the late 1990's KohTao´s first, and until recently, only road was constructed, the road runs North to South from the far side of Sairee to the southern settlement of Chalok Baan Kao. A new road is under construction on the way to Tanote Bay, and once completed it will open up the other side of the island for better development, it is accessable with care at the moment by four wheel drive. The island now has 24 hour electricity on the island too and finally they have had a water reservoir constructed to ensure that even in the dry periods there is enough water for all. Occasionally progress can be a wonderful thing, fortunately the island has maintained its chilled atmosphere, ]it is,it's] still nigh on impossible to find a crowded beach.
Straight after the horrible events of the December 2004 Tsunami, the caliber of visitors 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 cuisine from around the globe, and even things for families to do during the day, when the beach becomes too much.
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