Koh Tao is a beautiful island with white sand beaches and clear waters. Due to the warm weather and cool ocean breeze, Koh Tao became one of the most popular island destinations in Thailand. We all would agree that the wonderful sea view from hotel room is indeed a privilege for those travelling Koh Tao.
We recommend doing a research and booking your hotel in advance, especially when traveling during peak season, to save time and nerves during your trip. The best websites to book hotels in Koh Tao are Booking.com and Agoda.com that always offer great deals.
Below you can choose from the best sea view hotels and resorts in Koh Tao offering wonderful views overlooking the sea for all budgets. All you have to do is choose the best offer and book your accommodation for your vacation as soon as possible because the best places to stay on this small island fill up very quickly.
1. Haadtien Beach Resort
Haadtien Beach Resort is a boutique resort nestled on Thian Og Bay (Shark Bay) and surrounded by palm groves. The resort offers 26 luxury villas and 5 cottages. Villas offer more comfort and privacy with ample outdoor seating area and a private bathroom. They are fitted with rustic wooden furnishings and fully equipped. Upgraded villas add outdoor daybeds, separate living areas, private plunge pools and sea views. Amenities include an open-air restaurant, Italian eatery and beach bar, plus an infinity pool offering views of the sea. There's an upscale spa with a whirlpool and sauna, as well as a PADI dive center. Haadtien Beach Resort is 2 km from both the John Suwan Viewpoint and Mae Haad Pier.
Address: 19/9 Moo 3, Ao Thian Og, Koh Tao
2. The Fisherman's Villas
Surrounded by peace and nature in Koh Tao, The Fisherman's Villas offers cozy self-catering villas with stunning ocean views. The Fisherman’s Villas consists of 6 detached and modern houses that are located high up on the cliff overlooking the sea towards the nearby beach of Thian Og Bay (Shark Bay). Each fully furnished villa comes with air-conditioned bedrooms, and private bathroom with hot/cold shower. Kitchen is well equipped with a refrigerator, stove top, microwave, minibar and cooking utensils. All villas come with a private plunge pool and outdoor lounge areas.
Address: 29/27 Moo 3, Ao Thian Og, Koh Tao
3. Cape Shark Villas
Cape Shark Villas is a 15-minute drive from Mae Haad Pier and a 5-minute walk from Ao Luek Beach. This place is a truly wonderful choice for travelers interested in stunning views. Each stylish villa boasts a private terrace, dining area and air-conditioned bedrooms. The living area is completed with sofa and flat-screen TV. Selected villas feature a fully-equipped kitchen. Featuring a hairdryer, private bathrooms come with free toiletries. Freebies include parking and shuttle service to the beach and town. Massage treatments and water sports equipment rentals are also offered at Cape Shark Villas.
Address: 21/9 Moo 3, Ao Thian Og, Koh Tao
4. Jamahkiri Resort & Spa
Jamahkiri Resort & Spa provides luxurious accommodation along Thian Og Bay on Koh Tao Island. The resort offers spacious Thai-style rooms with private balconies boasting spectacular sea views and plenty of natural light. Breakfast is included. Other amenities include an elegant Thai restaurant, outdoor pool and rooftop lounge, as well as a wine cellar with excellent selection of wines from around the world, exercise room and yoga classes. Thai massage and beauty treatments are offered in a spa with a steam room.
Address: 21/2 Moo 3, Ao Thian Og, Koh Tao
5. Beach Club by Haadtien
Beach Club by Haadtien is a beachfront resort offering views of Shark Bay. The resort is located 3 km from Mae Haad Pier. This resort offers tastefully decorated rooms that feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as mini fridges, tea and coffee making facilities, and furnished balconies. A stylish penthouse adds an in-room tub and a living room. Most importantly, you can have awesome views from the room. Breakfast with a wide variety of foods and transfers from the pier are complimentary. There’s also an outdoor pool, spa and dive center.
Address: 19/9 Moo 3, Haadtien (Shark Bay), Ao Thian Og, Koh Tao
6. Monkey Flower Villas
Monkey Flower Villas is an upmarket island resort surrounded by a lush forest, set on a rocky hillside overlooking Sairee Beach. Villas have modern decoration featuring a balcony with sea views. Some rooms have a private pool. A soothing massage can be enjoyed as well as a leisurely stroll in the garden. Amenities include 2 infinity pools with sea or forest views, plus a local shuttle service. Activities such as boat excursions and diving can be arranged. Small pets are allowed upon request.
Address: 19/6 Moo 1, Sairee Beach, Koh Tao
7. Tanote Villa
Situated on a hill, Tanote Villa offers spacious villas with a private balcony overlooking Tanote Bay. Tanote Villa is a 5-minute walk from Tanote Bay and about 15-minute drive from Koh Tao Pier. The airy, laid-back villas come with modern Thai furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows. Each is fitted with a minibar, personal safe and tea/coffee maker. This resort features an outdoor infinity pool and sun decks with sea views, the restaurant serving a fine selection of Thai and European dishes and poolside bars serving light snacks and refreshing beverages.
Address: 23/3 Moo 3, Tanote Bay, Koh Tao
8. Fisherman Koh Tao
Located amidst a tropical garden and just steps away from Chalok Baan Kao Beach, Fisherman Koh Tao offers comfortable accommodation at affordable price. There is an infinity pool leading right onto the beach. The atmosphere here is great and relaxed. The resort is newly renovated with beautiful gardens, really well thought out with huge trees and very well maintained. A restaurant offers Western and Thai cuisine, as well as beachfront dining. There's also a convenience store. The resort offers luggage storage facilities, shuttle and laundry services.
Address: 22/2 Moo 3, Chalok Baan Kao, Koh Tao
9. Blue Tao Beach Hotel
Set in Koh Tao, within a few steps of Sairee Beach and 650 m of Mae Haad Beach, Blue Tao Beach Hotel offers modern accommodation for a very good value for money. The location is very good, just next to the beach and close to many good restaurants and bars. The hotel features a 24-hour front desk, concierge service, ATM and organized tours for guests.
Address: 9/98 Sairee Beach, Koh Tao
10. DD Hut Koh Tao
DD Hut Koh Tao offers bungalows with a private balcony and sea view. This bright, tropical-chic guesthouse is 10-minute walk from Mae Haad Pier. Bungalows are fitted with a refrigerator and safety deposit box. Shower facilities are included in an en suite bathroom. Amenities include a restaurant, bar, terrace and infinity pool.
Address: 3/3 Moo 2, Mae Haad, Koh Tao
11. Taatoh Seaview Resort
Taatoh Seaview Resort is a family-run resort on the eastern side of Chalok Baan Kao, in the southern part of Koh Tao Island. The resort offers air-conditioned rooms with WiFi, fridge, balcony for seating area, bathrooms equipped with hot water showers and bungalows with sea view. The view from the rooms is spectacular, even from the bathroom. The location is perfect for snorkeling and there are loads of restaurants close by.
Address: 3/41 Moo 2, Shark Bay, Koh Tao
12. Matina Mountain Resort
Matina Mountain Resort is located about 800 m from Sairee Beach. The location is quiet, but still close to the beach, bars and restaurants with only 10-15 minutes walking. The rooms are very clean and have everything you need. The room type Pool Villa brings a private pool in own room with sea view or mountain view. The resort offers a 24-hour front desk, shuttle service and room service.
Address: 11/55 Moo 1, Sabai Sabai Road, Koh Tao
13. Clear View Resort
Clear View Resort is located in a quiet area between Mae Haad Beach and Sairee Beach on Koh Tao Island. Resort features bungalows with a private balcony. All rooms come with air conditioning, safety box and a seating area. Shower facilities and free toiletries are provided in an en-suite bathroom. Other facilities offered at the property include a ticket service, tour desk and luggage storage. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including snorkeling.
Address: 3/41 Moo 2, Koh Tao
14. Tanote Good View Resort
Tanote Good View Resort offers accommodation with an amazing view to the sea. The location is on the top of a very steep hill which you have to walk up when coming back from Tanote Bay. Tanote Bay is great for diving but also easy to get to Sairee. The rooms come with air conditioning, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, fridge, kettle, shower, free toiletries and wardrobe. The resort has a restaurant, free private parking, garden and terrace.
Address: 40/46 Moo 3, Tanote Bay, Koh Tao
15. Aow Leuk Grand Hill
Staying at Ao Leuk Grand Hill Resort is a good choice when you are visiting Ao Leuk Bay. The resort is situated on the beachfront with a private beach area. All rooms at the resort are fitted with a seating area, wardrobe and private bathroom. The beds are very comfortable. Hotel is quite far away from all the activities so you would need a motorbike.
Address: 34/10 Moo 3, Ao Leuk, Koh Tao
Best Area to Stay in Koh Tao
There is a very developed offer of accommodation in Koh Tao. You are probably wondering, where is the best area to stay in Koh Tao. If you look at the map of Koh Tao, you will see 5 main areas with a decent number of places to stay and other tourist services including Mae Haad, Sairee Beach, Chalok Baan Kao Beach, Shark Bay (Ao Thian Og), and Tanote Bay.
The detailed guide to Koh Tao best areas including the best hotels in each area can be found here: Where to Stay in Koh Tao?
Koh Tao Island is a lovely holiday getaway with countless wonderful places to visit. Discover the best things to do on the island with the list of Koh Tao Top Attractions and Activities.
Koh Tao has plenty of stunning beaches for all types of travelers. You can explore the most beautiful beaches on the Turtle Island with our guide to Koh Tao Best Beaches!
Enjoy your stay!
Important Note: The price range is compared between the hotels described in this blog only and may vary depending on the season. The rating score is based on the reviews in many sources and is just our personal opinion. Please check for more information about each hotel before booking it, so you could decide if the hotel is right for you.