[singlepic id=345 w=320 h=240 float=left]With Koh Tao’s high season just around the corner I thought it was worth a mention about accommodation on Koh Tao. Over recent years Koh Tao has experienced a tourism boom becoming a standard part of the backpacker trail and holiday traveler destination. The one problem with this is Koh Tao is a lot smaller than its neighboring islands of Koh Phangnan and Koh Samui which means during high season demand quickly out weighs capacity on the main beaches especially Sairee Beach. The days of just turning up on Sairee Beach and expecting a 400 baht bungalow are long gone, these days to save stress and ensure yourself of accommodation in the main [singlepic id=342 w=320 h=240 float=right]areas it is recommended that you book your accommodation in advance. Especially if you are planning on visiting Koh Tao after the full moon party on Koh Phangnan, normally by the 2nd
day after the party most accommodation by the beach has [singlepic id=343 w=320 h=240 float=left]already gone leaving only accommodation in the village and further up the mountain.
It’s also worth a note that most resorts along Sairee Beach are Diving Resorts. By their very name “Diving Resorts” they preference rooms for people that are diving which is fare enough in the early days it was this diving tourism that opened the resorts and created the infostructure that the island now enjoys. Koh Tao is a diving paradise with easy shallow dive sites with little to no currents which make it perfect for introducing yourself to the underwater world.
[singlepic id=346 w=320 h=240 float=right]The key to a fun, stress free and enjoyable stay on Koh Tao during high season is to make sure you book in advance with a dive resort that has a great resort attached. Then the only stress you’ll have while on Koh Tao will be which of the many delicious restaurants to eat from at night. HINT: we recommend the Sairee Cottage beach front restaurant or Hippo’s Bar & Grill in Sairee Village.
At Sairee Cottage Diving we look forward to seeing you during what is shaping up to be a stunning high season.