Sensi Paradise Beach Resort
The Sensi Paradise’s smart dark-wood villas are spread over large grounds with lots of flowering trees pouring over Mae Haad’s best stretch of beachfront.
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Rooms come in 12 varieties, topping out with a three-bedroom villa that fetches 15,000 baht per night. With wood shingle roofs, vaulted rattan ceilings and mosquito nets hung from bamboo frames, designers achieved a level of elegance that most of Ko Tao’s midrange resorts don’t come close to. Some villas are placed atop massive boulders beside the sea. Others stand on stilts behind broad reaching palms.
The grounds are large enough to provide some privacy for most rooms, though a few in the far southern corner face the footpath to Haad Sai Nuan. All rooms come with large furnished terrace along with expected amenities – air-con, minibar, safe, fridge, TV. Staff are polite, even if the guy who greeted us seemed shocked to get a walk-in passing through. Facilities include a large lagoon-style swimming pool, beach loungers and a seaside restaurant.
Rates at Sensi fluctuate throughout the year and discounts can be scored online. If you’re after something a bit cheaper in this area, neighbouring Royal Resort has smaller dark-wood bungalows in the 2,500 baht range, and Blue Diamond Resort offers poolside rooms in a two-floor building for around the same price.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: 2,800 baht, high season 3,300 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 4,000 baht, high season 4,500 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe Suite, low season: 5,500 baht, high season 6,000 baht. Notes:
Room: Family room, low season: 6,500 baht, high season 7,000 baht. Notes: Several family options up to 15,000 baht.