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Hotels on Koh Tao are available in different categories and prices, there are cheap hostels and bungalows on the shore, but, in General, by Thai standards the accommodation on the island is quite expensive. For a normal hotel with basic comforts (hot shower) will have to pay 1000 baht (Thai currency), a good hotel will cost 2000 baht for lodging in hostel or Bungalow for about 500 baht per room.
On Koh Tao is highly recommended to book in advance, especially during high tourist seasons, in the period of Thai holidaysand a few days before and during the week after the monthly party , Full Moon Party on neighbouring Koh Phangan. At this time there is a real chance to remain without a roof over your head, or pay a speculative price for poor accommodation. If you have a tent, it is possible to do without the hotel placed on the shore, no you will not say anything (unless of course you will be staying right in the middle of a crowded beach).
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Where to choose a hotel on Koh Tao beaches
Almost all the hotels in Koh Tao located near the coast on the beach or very close to them. Depending on your wishes, you can choose a hotel or other accommodation in the popular beach with lots of entertainment, or in a secluded quiet location.
Most of the hotels located on the West coast of the island on the beach of Sairee (Sairee Beach), in the Bay of Chalok in the North (Sandy Bay) and also on the beach of Mae Haad (Haad Mae). If you don't have any special preferences to the place of vacation and you want to be in the thick of things and close to amenities and entertainment, then you can choose accommodation in one of these places.
Sairee Beach (Sairee Beach)
It is the largest beach of the island, the most popular and developed in the tourism plan. Night life, restaurants, beach activities and water sports, shopping – all concentrated here. And all this with excellent quality beach. The beach is long, more than 2 kilometers, and on this stretch at any time of the year, regardless of the tides/the tides will be possible to find a nice place for swimming. There are also many places for diving and snorkeling.
What else is good, within walking distance from Sairee is the centre of the island, Mae Haad (Haad Mae), and you will be able to access the pier, banks, shops, police, travel agencies, etc.
This place is perfect for those who are more important activities than a relaxing beach vacation.
Bay of Chalok (Chalok Bay and Chalok Baan Kao)
On the beach in this Bay has everything you need to relax, but it is much more modest than on Sairee beach. The choice of accommodation here is also much more modest, but the hotels are far from each other, and some can say, even in isolation.
The advantage of this location is that here you can swim at almost any time regardless of the tides. In addition, the relief closes the Bay from the weather. The marine life here is not too varied. This place is perfect for a beach holiday.
Beach Mae Haad (Mae Haad)
It is the center or even the capital of the island. All typical urban infrastructure is concentrated here. Shops, banks, offices, police station, hospital, travel Agency, Marina, ferry is here. There is also a lot of hotels.
For a beach holiday it is also quite a good place. However, the depth is very small and during the low tide the sea goes far, but for most children it. Here are a few quieter and quieter than Sairee, which is especially important if you want to sleep at night. Well, if you want entertainment, Sairee will always be at hand, within walking distance.
Tanote Bay (Tanote Bay)
This Bay is located on the East coast. This is a great quiet place for those who want a secluded getaway. In addition to the hotels and the beach there is practically nothing. Keep this in mind when you choose a hotel here. The place is not cheap.
There are several beaches and coves hotels on the island. They are all perfect for a secluded beach holiday, but the infrastructure there is practically no. If the tourism infrastructure and inexpensive food nearby is important to you (in hotel quite expensive to eat), and at the same time want to be isolated, then choose the beach near one of the most popular.
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