I live in Chiang Mai and am going down to Koh Tao for a week of holiday. I've been before and stayed at Laem Thian resort, but just for a few days. Looking for something different this time. Was thinking about staying at Sai Thong Resort. Anyone know anything about that? Also any recommendations of awesome beaches/snorkelling spots to check out (asthma and very little money, so no diving!).
Also we were thinking about going to Ang Thong Marine Park. I've heard there is a place to stay there at the park office. Any ideas how to find out about accomodation there? Or how much it might cost to get there?
#1 slave2dafunk has been a member since 27/4/2006. Posts: 3
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Sai Thong is a good spot. It's off any of the more popular beaches so is pretty sleepy and it has a broad range of accommodation options. I like it.
For snorkelling, one of my favourite mays on Ko Tao is Hin Wong, on the east coast of the island. There is no beach to speak of, rather you just jump in off the boulders, but it is like falling into a tropical fish tank.
We're updating our Ko Tao coverage in May, so if you're heading down after that, be sure to check in to look for updates.
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Thanks! Wouldn't you know it that Sai Thong is changing owners at the end of the month and not open for reservations! Oh well! I had read about Hin Wong, so I'm glad to have someone tell me more about it.
One more question. We're taking the train down from BKK to Chumporn. I was wondering about ferry companies. Is it alright to just buy a ferry ticket when you get to Chumporn or do you have to get it before hand? Also is there a company to go with or one to avoid?
#3 slave2dafunk has been a member since 27/4/2006. Posts: 3