When searching for accommodation in Koh Tao, it can be a bit daunting at all of the choices. There seems to be a million choices in each category – budget, standard, luxury, bungalows. The list goes on and on. So how do you choose?! Well, Sam and I had the opportunity to stay at Asia Divers Resort in the center of Sairee Village for four nights, and it exceeded our expectations and was easy on the budget! With a variety of rooms to choose from, you’re sure to find a room that meets your standards and doesn’t break the bank.
Once we arrived at Asia Divers Resort, we loved how big and spacious the resort was. Although they offer many rooms, you never felt over crowded. Each building was located separate of each other with beautiful gardens and walkways in between. They have a Scuba Diving Centre that offers daily Open Water and Advanced Diver Courses. The resort also has a beautiful pool right out in the front, that was always kept very clean. It was a super refreshing way to finish the day after a long day of diving. There were always guests out in the pool mingling and hanging out, which I liked a lot.
We stayed in the Comfort Fan Room, which is a tad larger than their standard room. The room goes for 900 baht a night ($30 USD). It was a fairly large room with a fan up above the bed, and for the most part it kept the room very cool! I mean, it’s still Thailand, no matter what it’s going to toasty at some point. We had a TV and a large closet for storage space. The bathroom was super clean. The shower was cold, but it is totally fine when its 100000 degrees outside every day! This may be a negative to others but to us it was fine. The rooms were cleaned every single day with fresh sheets, towels, bottles of water and the ever so handy toilet paper.
I think my favourite part about our room was the balcony. We were on the third floor of our building, and we had a beautiful balcony overlooking the mountains and the pool. We spent many nights enjoying a beer (and the breeze!) together on the balcony watching the sun set. It was absolutely lovely. We also were HUGE fans of the WiFi connection. For two digital nomads and travel bloggers, our livelihood depends on a strong internet connection. To not have to run across the street to the nearest cafe was a huge plus. The WiFi was very strong and stable. It even worked outside on the balcony, where we worked quite a bit. The WiFi worked out near the pool, the restaurant and in reception as well. Only downfall, was that you had to re-login each time you closed down your phone, but that just made the connection stronger and safer I believe.
The location of the resort couldn’t have been more perfect for us. It was very centrally located in the heart of Sairee Beach, but it just far enough way to hear all of the partying late at night. It’s close by to some of the cheaper eats on the island. Don’t be fooled by the appearance – the mom & pop stores are some of the best! The resort is also close by to a few yoga studios, gyms, Muay Thai Centers and much more. To our delight, it was just a short walk to the famous Koh Tao Festival as well. 🙂 It’s also just a short five minute walk down the street from the beach. It’s an awesome place to set up camp for a while and be near to everything you need.
Asia Divers Resort also has a restaurant that serves a great (and affordable!) breakfast and lunch. I ate there many mornings trying to get a bit of work done while Sam was still sleeping away! I loved their fruit salad with yoghurt. It was a nice to finally eat something that tasted a bit like home.
As you can probably tell, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Asia Divers Resort. They offer rooms with a fan or A/C, with luxury or a bit budget. Whatever suits your needs, Asia Divers Resort will take care of you. We highly recommend staying here during your travels in Koh Tao. Have you stayed here before? Let me know!
Disclaimer: I was a guest of Asia Divers Resort in exchange for this review. As always, I only write honest and upfront reviews, and I would never recommend a service or product unless I truly loved it 🙂