Sairee Beach Kohtao
The Coral Grand Resort on Koh Tao
Coral Grand is an elegant and scenic resort located on Sairee Beach of Koh Tao Island, known as Turtle Island. Koh Tao Island received its name from the many turtles that lived on the island decades ago at Sairee Beach Kohtao. It is one of the most outstanding diving locales in the world, discovered only less than 20 years ago in the center of the deep Gulf of Siam, in Southern Thailand.
Our beachfront resort offers 42 charming and comfortable cottages made of tropical woods such as coconut trees and bamboo shoots at Sairee Beach Kohtao. We also have 60 dive accommodations that are available for guests who are interested in taking dive courses and or doing fun dives at Sairee Beach Kohtao. Our impressive swimming pool, tropical garden, and atmospheric restaurant are only a few of the many things to enjoy at our resort at Sairee Beach Kohtao.
Our dive center Coral Grand Divers operates PADI diving courses and dive packages as well as fun dives and other exciting activities available from our fully self-contained PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Licensed Dive Center. Coral Grand Divers is one of the only National Geographic PADI 5 Star Gold Palm Diver Centers on Koh Tao, and our beachfront location makes for a very enjoyable learning experience!
Koh Tao Montra
Sairee Beach Kohtao
Following our success with Coral Grand, we opened another resort on Koh Tao Island in July 2008: Koh Tao Montra Resort, located on Mae Haad beach, incorporates contemporary buildings with a tropical landscape and is designed to combine western comfort and service with Thai charm and hospitality. "Koh Tao Montra" means "The Magic of Koh Tao" in Thai. This beachfront hotel offers 60 spacious rooms and suites in five different room categories in addition to 2 lovely beach-front cottages at Sairee Beach Kohtao. Each room is boutiquely designed, conducive to personal comfort and provides a relaxing atmosphere with a private balcony for all rooms. The enormous multi-level swimming pool is surrounded by a lush garden at Sairee Beach Kohtao.
Koh Tao is a small island covering 21 square km, located 44 km North of Koh Pha-Ngan (the fullmoon party island) and 45 km North East of Koh Samui. It is rumored that during the 40's it was used to hold political prisoners captive. Koh Tao's boom started when it was discovered by the diving industry.
Banks/ATM/Currency Exchange - Resort Koh Tao
Although Koh Tao is remote to a point (90 minutes) from the mainland,
there is an abundance of ATM's on the island located in Chalok Ban Khao,
Sairee Village and Maehaad town. All the ATMs accept international credit
card withdrawals and are rarely offline.
Check the XE.com Universal Currency Converter for the rate of exchange on
Although the island of Koh Tao is a beauty in itself, the most spectacular
scenery can be found in the underwater world. This is the primary reason
why the island has become a mecca for scuba divers across the world. Coral
reefs, deep off-shore pinnacles and rock formations can be reached within
ten minutes by boat. Here you can find rocks that come alive through sponges,
anemones, soft and hard corals around Koh Tao island. Lucky divers and
snorkelers can even spot the massive, harmless whale sharks in season,
or manta rays and turtles while swimming among schools of exotic fish.
To those unwilling to scuba dive but dying to see the underwater world,
snorkeling gear is available all over the island. With a water temperature
between 27 - 30 degrees Celsius one easily falls in love with the sea.
As for those who don't like water sports and only plan to stay for a day or so, the Thai food on the island is amazing. Pizza or a tender steak with good wine are some of the more popular dinner choices.