Lovely beach, average accommodation
Ko Talu Island Resort sprawls along the western edge of Ko Talu offering a variety of midrange accommodation options for those who prefer to visit for longer than a few hours.
The island, and especially the main beach, are quite lovely, with gleamingly white sand, hammocks strewn here and there, a beach bar and a restaurant perched overlooking the bay. The accommodation itself though isn’t quite so hot and while the rooms are very spacious and mostly well appointed, they’re in need of a solid refurbishment and were they anywhere other than this beach we’d say they were totally overpriced. Given the setting however, they’re barely average value. There are a few varieties of rooms, and if you’re travelling with the family, plenty of space for a space bed helps as a sweetener. Food is good and, unlike the coastline, you’re perfectly placed to take in the sunset. Overall, we’d say you’re better off staying on the mainland and visiting on a daytrip, but other guests we spoke to were extremely positive about the resort.
Address: Ko Talu Island
T: (089) 744 5639; F: (089) 919 2776
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º33'34.74" E, 11º4'46.31" N
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Room rates: 4,000B to 8,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Deluxe double room||6,600 baht||6,600 baht|
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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