Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
A solid mix of accommodation is found on Sairee's relatively quiet northern stretch and the headland, though these areas generally draw more of a midrange crowd. Party-minded backpackers and flashpackers tend to settle into the beach's busy party stretch, or take a room nearby in Sairee village.
North Sairee is the area perched on the rocks at the end of the bay. The resorts here stretch along the hillside and coastline and have some of the best views along the bay, but no direct access to the beach. It's quiet here yet Sairee proper is only a 20-minute walk away. The resorts on this end tend to cater to a more upscale clientele, so budget options are a challenge to find. The few set-ups that once offered basic Thai-style bungalows on the beach have more or less been taken over by long-termers and residents. Sunlord Bungalows sometimes has openings, but call ahead to be sure. Sairee View is the major exception to this rule, offering very rundown bungalows sans sea views and quite far from town, at budget rates.
Luxurious and relaxing16/7 Haad Sairee, Ko Tao
T: (077) 456 409; F: (077) 456 512
Thipwimarn is a beautiful upscale resort in an amazing location atop the rocky cliff north of Haad Sairee. The tranquil surroundings are beautifully manicured and rooms are hidden privately amid lush ... Read the full review of Thipwimarn Resort.
A cool hilltop hangout20/4 Moo1, Haad Sairee, Ko Tao
T: (077) 456 649;
Sairee View makes you feel like you're at the top of the island, and you pretty much are. Very isolated at the top of a rocky staircase running up a boulder-littered hillside north of Sairee, Sairee ... Read the full review of Sairee View.Under 600B 3 votes Backpacker
Great views, many stepsNorthernmost resort on Sairee
T: (077) 457 098-100;
Dusit Buncha is the northernmost resort in Sairee. Accommodation is in modern, solar-powered wooden cabins built around the area’s natural boulders; be warned that there are many steps to navigate. ... Read the full review of Dusit Buncha Resort.
Cheap huts, great viewsHaad Sairee, Ko Tao
T: (077) 456 139;
Overlooking Haad Sairee and the clear waters of the gulf, peaceful Sun Lord provides a range of bungalows ideal for travellers who want to escape the crowds at Sairee but still have its dining ... Read the full review of Sun Lord.
Northern Sairee Beach
The northern part of Sairee beach offers a wide array of accommodation options close enough to the party stretch of Sairee to be accessible, but far enough away to offer a quieter night's sleep. This area is ideal for beach-lovers who prefer a more upscale, quality beach experience to the party-crazed hit-or-miss options further south.
Spoil yourself16 Moo 1, Haad Sairee, Ko Tao
T: (077) 456 504; F: (077) 456 250
The most elegant accommodation on Haad Sairee, Koh Tao Cabana is located to the far northern end of Sairee where the beach meets large rocks. Rooms here are very well-equipped and comfortable with ... Read the full review of Koh Tao Cabana.4,000B to 8,000B 1 vote Toprange
Diving with a social lifeTowards the northern end of Sairee Beach
T: (077) 456 050 ;
Big Blue offers super budget dorm rooms through to swanky, expensive villas in the jungle. Many of the rooms are specifically reserved for customers diving at the resort and are in high demand, so if ... Read the full review of Big Blue Diving Resort.
Luxurious diver destination15/4 Moo 1, Haad Sairee, Ko Tao
T: (077) 456 431-3; F: (077) 456 430
Koh Tao Coral Grand Resort is a classy setup toward the northern end of Sairee beach. Here you will find large, luxurious accommodation and friendly service. A selection of comfortable and spotlessly ... Read the full review of Koh Tao Coral Grand Resort.4,000B to 8,000B 1 vote Toprange
Better budget option in the area(077) 456 731;(081) 644 4040
Palm Leaf Resort is a very basic accommodation option right on the beach; don't confuse it with Bow Thong Resort right next door. Their pricing systems, websites and offerings are basically the same, ... Read the full review of Palm Leaf Resort.
Good budget option in the areaHaad Sairee, Ko Tao
T: (077) 456 351; F: (077) 457 007
Bow Thong is a midrange setup located at the north end of Haad Sairee. They offer a wide range of prices based on size and location, but their more expensive rooms are a bit overpriced, probably due ... Read the full review of Bow Thong Resort.600B to 1,500B 4 votes Flashpacker
Diver friendly, social atmosphere17/9 Moo 1, Haad Sairee, Ko Tao
T: (077) 456 080;
Pranee Bungalow offers friendly beachfront accommodation for the budget conscious. The basic fan bungalows are inexpensive but well kept and clean, while the air-con units are much larger and ... Read the full review of Pranee Bungalow and Guest House.
Simple and friendlyHaad Sairee, Ko Tao
T: (077) 456 037;
O-Chai Bungalows sits at the beach's edge amid a palm grove with soft white sand. Their concrete units vary in size but are all very basic, with fans only and no frills. That said, they offer ... Read the full review of O-Chai.
Sairee village is the most popular stretch of Sairee beach. The beach is peppered with dive schools, bars and restaurants, making it a great place to grab a cocktail and watch the sunset. Here the yellow brick road explodes with activity and several sidestreets connecting the yellow brick road and main road feature shops selling trinkets and inexpensive beachwear as well as additional bars and restaurants.
An inexpensive home away from homeSairee Village
T: (081) 036 6683;
Spicy Tao exemplifies the best of hostel living. The bunk dorms, air-con or fan-cooled, are basic, but clean, and the least expensive you will find in Ko Tao without a diving discount. More ... Read the full review of Spicy Tao Backpackers Hostel.
Popular midrange diver's lodge9/1 Haad Sairee, Ko Tao
T: (077) 456 271; F: (077) 456 299
With both a scuba training pool as well as a resort-style pool, you won't have to share your cooling off with bubblemakers here! Rooms stretch back from the beach and radiate out from the new pool ... Read the full review of Seashell Gold Palm Resort.1,500B to 4,000B 2 votes Midrange
Friendly, dive-oriented spot10/1 Moo 1 Haad Sairee, Ko Tao
T: (077) 456 374;
Sairee Cottage has a great range of accommodation to suit a range of pocket depths. Their huts are well spaced around open grassy grounds with a good deal of tree cover. The cheaper bungalows are ... Read the full review of Sairee Cottage.Under 600B 4 votes Backpacker
Bungalows and hotel roomsHaad Sairee
T: (077) 456 603; F: (077) 456 430
Silver Sands combines its original beachside bungalow operation with a new hotel that has been built around a fountain courtyard. The traditional bungalows line a sandy yet lushly gardened path to ... Read the full review of Silver Sands Hotel and Beach Resort.
A fancier hotel option14/11 Moo 1, Haad Sairee
T: (077) 456 142; F: (077) 456 142
Simple Life Resort is one of the few places to stay along this stretch of Sairee catering exclusively to those in the market for an upscale resort stay. Their rooms are a touch more expensive than ... Read the full review of Simple Life Resort.
Good value14/3 Moo 1, Haad Sairee, Ko Tao
T: (077) 456 266; F: (077) 456 101
A pleasant midrange resort, Sunset Buri provides something for everyone: relatively inexpensive little huts that are fairly basic, as well as deluxe bungalows with satellite TV, minibars and hot ... Read the full review of Sunset Buri Resort.
Neat Thai-style wooden bungalowsSairee Beach
T: (077) 456 082; F: (077) 456 602
Wind Beach offers neat Thai-style wooden bungalows and accommodation in adjoined concrete rooms, but all have small balcony areas. These rooms line a sandy path leading back from the beach and offer ... Read the full review of Wind Beach Resort.
Party centralHaad Sairee, Ko Tao
T: (077) 29 7628;
Lotus is a very friendly spot popular with divers and backpackers. A large variety of rooms are on offer. Some of the classier block rooms overlook a gorgeous pool, while clusters of worn but ... Read the full review of Lotus Resort.
A very friendly spot14/45 Moo 1, Haad Sairee, Ko Tao
T: (077) 456 000-6; F: (077) 456 399
Sairee Hut offers a multitude of inexpensive huts just off the beach that are very popular among backpackers and divers. Significant discounts are available for students of Sairee Hut's PADI dive ... Read the full review of Sairee Hut Resort.
Fresh bread, cheap rooms14/2 Moo 1, Haad Sairee, Ko Tao
T: (077) 456 015;
Long running Blue Wind offers inexpensive accommodation popular primarily among backpackers. A range of different sized huts are positioned along palm-lined paths on Blue Wind's large grounds. Most ... Read the full review of Blue Wind Bakery and Resort.Under 600B 2 votes Backpacker
Sairee party stretch
This stretch of Sairee is close to three of the loudest late-night party venues in the area. Bar Next 2 just past Island Resort, Fishbowl just outside of BANS Diving Resort and the AC Bar just across from AC Resort rage late into the night with pumping house music. Take a look at the map to decipher which resorts are pocketed between the action. Also keep in mind that many of the resorts, including BANS and AC, offer accommodation that is across the road from the party where it won't be quite as loud. If you're planning on partying late, these are all good options.
Close to the actionSairee Beach
T: (077) 456 513;
Another central location for travellers who are here for the nightlife, Flower Resort offers inexpensive huts just beyond the yellow brick road. There is a wide array of options – some with extras ... Read the full review of Flower Resort .
Meets most budgetsHaad Sairee, Ko Tao
T: (077) 456 296; F: (077) 456 680
Across the street from the beach in Sairee, Koh Tao Island Resort offers inexpensive huts that are fairly basic and larger air-con bungalows that feature stylish Thai design and provide a bit more ... Read the full review of Koh Tao Island Resort.
Small, clean, basic hutsSairee Beach
T: (077) 456 601; F: (077) 456 601
This resort offers small and clean Thai-style wooden huts in a tightly packed corridor. Their concrete rooms are more spread out and a little more spacious. The resort is set back from the beach ... Read the full review of Prick Tai Resort.
Party centralHaad Sairee, Ko Tao
T: (077) 456 514;
If you like the night life and want to boogie, In Touch is the place to stay. This is party central for backpackers at night and a laidback place to relax and enjoy some great Thai food and island ... Read the full review of In Touch.
A mixed bag of beachside huts and spartan roomsHaad Sairee, Ko Tao
T: (077) 456 005;
SB Cabana offers budget accommodation that attracts mostly backpackers and other thrifty travellers. SB's sprawling grounds contain a potpourri of different bungalows. The newer rooms located in the ... Read the full review of SB Cabana.Under 600B 3 votes Backpacker
Good budget optionSairee Beach
T: (085) 450 5715;
This resort has two rows of small and neat Thai-style wooden huts just a dozen steps from the beach. Two large concrete air-con bungalows sit on the beach too. It's another great budget option for ... Read the full review of Nat Resort.Under 600B 2 votes Backpacker
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