Picture perfect private beach
Freedom Beach, Ko Tao T: (077) 456 596, (077) 456 986
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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 suit most budgets, although Freedom Beach accommodates mostly backpackers. Rooms are situated on stilts at various elevations along the somewhat steep hillside, while the super laidback and friendly Freedom Beach Bar serves its tasty tropical cocktails at the water's edge, and the terrace restaurant sits at the top of the cliff. The beach has shade and the waters are crystal clear and sheltered. This is a super place to stop as you'll feel like you've left civilisation behind, yet only a climb up the stone stairway and a five-minute walk along the road separates you from the amenities of Chalok. Besides the spectacular bird's eye view of the beach and sea, Freedom Beach's restaurant serves up a decent variety of Thai and Western dishes.
By Ayesha Cantrell
Last updated on 21st October, 2012.