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Chalok Ban Kao

Guesthouses, hotels and resorts

Chalok Ban Kao has a handful of budget to midrange options that make great bases for exploring further afield. Smaller Haad Saal Chao and Freedom Beach get you isolation and magnficient scenery without breaking the bank.

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Chalok Ban Kao

The long and narrow main beach at Chalok Ban Kao backs on to a selection of restaurants, bars, dive shops and the occasional guesthouse. Due to a muddier beach composition the water tends to be somewhat cloudy but the beach is sandy and white.

  • Ko Tao Tropicana Resort

    Ko Tao Tropicana Resort

    Nice rooms and easy on the budget

    Ao Chalok Ban Kao, Ko Tao
    T: (077) 456 167; F: (077) 456 305

    Bordering the beach, Koh Tao Tropicana offers lovely rooms spread around well-manicured garden grounds. Travellers can soak up the serene atmosphere away from the heat of the sunny beach on the ... Read the full review of Ko Tao Tropicana Resort.

    3 stars Under 600B 3 votes Backpacker
  • Ko Tao Resort

    Ko Tao Resort

    Fanciest spot on the beach

    19/1 Moo 3, Ao Chalok Ban Kao, Ko Tao
    T: (077) 456 133-4; F: (077) 456 419

    Ko Tao Resort is the largest resort on Ao Chalok Ban Kao and has rooms spread from the beach, across the road and up the hill. They offer a wide variety of room types, some with outdoor baths and ... Read the full review of Ko Tao Resort.

    2.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • J.P. Resort

    J.P. Resort

    Loads of simple bungalows

    Ao Chalok Ban Kao, Ko Tao
    T: (077) 456 099; F: (077) 456 414

    JP Resort has just four concrete bungalows on the beach -- however they don’t actually face the beach. The rest of this resort's bungalows are just across the road and stretch along the ... Read the full review of J.P. Resort.

    1.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker

Haad Saal Chao

This is a gorgeous location with spectacular beach and sea views and offers more peace and quiet than the main centre of dive-oriented Chalok Ban Kao. The water on this end of the bay isn't as clear as that at other beaches.

  • Viewpoint Resort

    Viewpoint Resort

    Affordable luxury

    Haad Saal Chao, Ko Tao
    T: (077) 456 444;

    Located on Haad Saal Chao to the west of Chalok Ban Kao, Viewpoint caters to those seeking a touch of luxury at a reasonable price. A variety of different-sized bungalows are spaced throughout ... Read the full review of Viewpoint Resort.

    4 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Taraporn Bungalows

    Taraporn Bungalows

    Basic huts, private murky beach

    25 Moo 3 Haad Saal Chao, Ko Tao
    T: (077) 456 457;

    Taraporn, west of Chalok Ban Kao, is a largely quiet spot with a private stretch of sandy beach surrounded by boulders. Babaloo Beach Bar is close by though and while most nights it remains chilled ... Read the full review of Taraporn Bungalows.

    2.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker

Freedom Beach

Freedom Beach is the final bay on the western side of the peninsula.

  • Freedom Beach

    Freedom Beach

    Picture perfect private beach

    Freedom Beach, Ko Tao
    T: (077) 456 596;

    Stretching from its own private beach up to its cliffside restaurant high above Ao Taa Toh, Freedom Beach is a tranquil place with fairly basic, quite spacious bungalows. There's something here to ... Read the full review of Freedom Beach.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker

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