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Black Tip Dive Resort and Watersport Center

At a Glance

    Pros

  • great for divers
  • transportation around island easily arranged

    Cons

  • far from action
  • some rooms lack hot water or private bathrooms

Black Tip Dive Resort and Watersport Center Review

Located on Tanote Bay, on Koh Tao's eastern shore, this resort makes a perfect base for snorkeling because of the colorful coral, the interesting fish, and even the small black-tip reef sharks that cruise around at sunset. Discounts are available if you sign up for a dive course, so this is an ideal place to do your scuba certification. Set in a nicely landscaped garden on the hill above the bay, the accommodations are a stylish blend of natural wood and painted, curvaceous concrete walls. A pickup-truck taxi makes the run to Mae Haad five times daily, and a taxi-boat for trips around the island is available from the Mt. Reef Resort at the south end of the bay.

    Hotel Details

  • 25 bungalows.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-29-2013

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