Quiet and remote
33 Moo 2, Haad Sai Nual, Ko Tao T: (077) 456 078, (077) 456 224
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The steps to Tao Thong Villa are steep and long, the road is rough and your destination includes little more than the secluded housing and an on-site restaurant.
The wooden villas sit atop brick stilts and straddle the headland that is Cape Jeda Gang. Rooms are clean and generally more spacious than nearby alternatives, with especially large balconies and accompanying hammocks for quiet, lazy days. Guests can choose between fan and air-con, though all units come with cold water. There are little coves on both Ao Kul Jeua and Haad Sai Nual sides of the peninsula, great for swimming and snorkelling. The beach is smaller than other stretches in the area, but is also likely to have fewer visitors. Sai Nual Beach is only a short walk away, though getting to town by foot is quite a trek. A short walk from here will bring you to the associated Tao Thong 2 Villa which also offers remote bungalows with breathtaking ocean views. Here you will find more options – with housing ranging from 500 baht for a basic, small fan-cooled bungalow to a 1,500 baht room with air-con. All have hot water. Rooms are a good size, while the accompanying balconies are particularly large and include a table and chairs. There is also a small family-run restaurant and massage area.
By Erin Wildermuth
Last updated on 19th October, 2014.