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Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)
Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)
Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)
Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)
Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)
Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)
Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)

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8

Excellent

1,294 reviews

1,294 reviews

Housekeeping17
Beach15
View12
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8.3

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Sairee Beach 50 m
Jansom Bay 1.8 km
Island Muay Thai 2.0 km
Ao Tanot Bay 2.3 km
Sai Nuan Beach 2.4 km
Aow Leuk Bay 2.6 km
Koh Nang Yuan 3.1 km
Shark Bay 3.3 km
Mango Bay 3.3 km
John - Suwan Mountain View Point 3.6 km
Nearby landmarks
Rainbow Fish Divers 40 m
Sairee Beach 50 m
Sairee star travel 60 m
Goodtime Adventures 80 m
we pharmacy 90 m
Fishbowl Beach Bar 90 m
Phoenix Diver 90 m
Ban's Diving Resort 120 m
KTD - Koh Tao Divers 280 m
Ao Hat Sai Ri 550 m

Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)

3/1 moo1 Haad Sairee, Koh Tao, Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, Thailand, 84360 - See map

In addition to the standard of SHA Plus, all guests get free Wi-Fi in all rooms and free parking if arriving by car. Conveniently situated in the Sairee Beach part of Koh Tao, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Be sure to set some time aside to visit Koh Nang Yuan as well as Sai Nuan Beach nearby. Rated with 3.5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, fitness center and indoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

190 meters to Sairee Beach

Excellent view

Private beach

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Daily cleaning

SHA Plus Certified

More than 70% of SHA-certified establishment employees have been vaccinated.

Hygiene Plus
Wellness
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Car park

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

BBQ facilities

Swimming pool [indoor]

Golf course [on-site]

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

This property is in high demand!

16 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.6
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportSamui Airport (USM)
Distance to airport65.8 km

Rooms available at Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.6

Bungalow Hilltop
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 double bed
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Jungle Double
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior Twin bed
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Jungle Twin
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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3-Bedroom Villa with Private Pool
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 3 double beds
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Deluxe Garden View Twin
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Superior Double Bed
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Suite Garden View Double
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Family Garden
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 double beds
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Deluxe Hill Top Twin
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)?

Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+) has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Koh Tao with private transportation, the resort can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 254 THB if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

What are my dining options at Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)?

Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+) features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)?

Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+) does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)?

Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+) is located in Sairee Beach, famous for good restaurants such as ElToro, Lazy Bar & Kitchen and Darawan.

What are popular attractions near Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)?

Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+) is located in Sairee Beach area, which is famous for attractions such as The Gallery Koh Tao.

What popular beaches are close to Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)?

Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+) is located in the Sairee Beach area, which includes Sairee Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)?

Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+) is located in the Sairee Beach area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Sairee star travel, Phoenix Diver and KTD - Koh Tao Divers.

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What people love about Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "Lovely hotel, with great facilities."

    Chelsie

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    August 6, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "My partner ended up doing her open water diving course during our stay, so we ended up staying a week and getting a great discount while she was doing her cours..."

    Dean

    |

    July 25, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The facilities were excellent and the staff was highly professional."

    David

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    June 26, 2022

Overall rating:

8

Excellent
1,294 reviews
Cleanliness
8.1
Facilities
7.8
Location
8.3
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Solo traveler
More about Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)

More about Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)

Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+)

Whatever your reason for visiting Koh Tao, Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+) is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away. Take your time to enjoy the sun, surf and all that comes with it when staying at Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+), just 2.3 km from Sai Nuan Beach.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+). Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Your explorations of Koh Tao can be assisted with the taxi services available here. Parking is provided free of charge for guests.
You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The resort's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+). The resort's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice.
You can also get small travel items and sundries at the convenience stores without having to leave the Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+). The resort is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the resort come with air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+) offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. The resort's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms.
You may be assured to know that a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with toiletries and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the resort with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the resort. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+). While you're there, be sure to take some time to explore the easily accessible beach. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the salon. The resort's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps.
With the resort's fitness facility, you can either get in your daily workout, or just sweat out your jet lag. Stay wet and wild with fun family water activities like fishing, snorkeling, non-motorized water sports and diving. Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the resort's golf course on site. You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the shops.


Around the property

Venture outside the resort and explore Koh Tao. Take a trip to somewhere offshore with an island adventure at Koh Nang Yuan located 3.1 km away. Tourists travel from around the world to see John - Suwan Mountain View Point, which is an easy visit just 3.5 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 86% of other accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews for this resort's food and dining options score it better than 81% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.8

Most talked about facilities

Swimming Pool

21 mentions

Beach

18 mentions

Breakfast

16 mentions

Housekeeping

13 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Thai

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Exercise area
  • Fishing
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Nightclub
  • On-site entertainment
  • Private beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Currency conversion service
  • Daily cleaning
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Hair salon
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
Food and dining
Restaurants on site

Beachfront Restaurant

  • Cuisine: International, Thai, Seafood
  • Menu: Buffet

Darawan Restaurant

  • Cuisine: International
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
3/1 moo1 Haad Sairee, Koh Tao, Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, Thailand, 84360
Excellent
Location

8.3

Airports

  • Samui Airport (USM)
    65.8 km
  • Chumphon Airport (CJM)
    86.2 km

Hospital or clinic

  • we pharmacy
    90 m

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    90 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Sairee Beach
    50 m
  • Jansom Bay
    1.8 km
  • Island Muay Thai
    2.0 km
  • Ao Tanot Bay
    2.3 km
  • Sai Nuan Beach
    2.4 km
  • Aow Leuk Bay
    2.6 km
  • Koh Nang Yuan
    3.1 km
  • Shark Bay
    3.3 km
  • Mango Bay
    3.3 km
  • John - Suwan Mountain View Point
    3.6 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Rainbow Fish Divers
    40 m
  • Sairee Beach
    50 m
  • Sairee star travel
    60 m
  • Goodtime Adventures
    80 m
  • we pharmacy
    90 m
  • Fishbowl Beach Bar
    90 m
  • Phoenix Diver
    90 m
  • Ban's Diving Resort
    120 m
  • KTD - Koh Tao Divers
    280 m
  • Ao Hat Sai Ri
    550 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-10 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 11 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from12:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until20:30

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)254 THB

The property

  • Number of restaurants2

Reviews of Ban's Diving Resort (SHA Plus+) from real guests

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7.8
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Cleanliness8.1
Facilities7.8
Location8.3
Room comfort and quality7.6
Service7.4
Value for money7.6
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8-9 Excellent (112)
7-8 Very Good (147)
6-7 Good (72)
<6 Below Expectation (131)
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9.6
Exceptional
Sarut from Thailand
Couple
Deluxe Hill Top Double
Stayed 3 nights in September 2020

Everything you ever needed”

As a diver/traveller, this resort offers everything you ever needed. Ban's Dive Resort is probably the largest resort on the island. It has 3 swimming pools, Spa, Largest Fitness on the island, two big restaurants, convenient stores, coffee shops, dive shop and of course fishbowl bar is always fun. Everything else evolved around here. We stayed in Deluxe Hilltop Room which was quite far up the hill but the view was good and they provide golf cart service. Room was nice and very clean and spacious. As a diver, Ban's Dive Center is probably the best in Koh Tao. Very professional dive operation and I felt that their dive boats are one of the most comfortable dive boats (I've tried several dive centers here). However, the overall quality of day dive boats on the island could improve (compare to Phuket or elsewhere in Thailand).

Reviewed September 08, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Sarah from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Hill Top Double
Stayed 5 nights in February 2013

Fantastic hotel/staff, amazing facilities/location”

Staff, features, facilities, location

This hotel was amazing. We stayed in the mountain view hotel which had a view over the whole beach. It was about a 5 minute walk up the hill from the bottom of the hotel (at the beach) if you are fast at up-hill walking/stairs. The view and the tranquility was definitely worth it! And the value for money was just amazing. The hotel has 2 fantastic pools, both of which are usually used for scuba lessons during the day but allow for swimmers as well. The hotel has two great restaurants and two receptions and is totally accommodating for all. The room was massive, with a living room, bathroom and bedroom, 2 television sets, a DVD Player, 2 air-cons, dresser and lounge and balcony. Right on Sairee Beach and close enough to walk to Mae Haad (15minutes) and also the Sairee centre (5-10minutes). 24 Hour Ban's Convenience store and internet area area, plus free wifi anywhere in the hotel/its restaurants were a plus also. Tours and taxis/ferries can be booked easily and cheaply through the hotel, and of course scuba diving. Would definitely recommend and am going back asap!

Reviewed March 04, 2013

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8.0
Excellent
Douglas from United States
Group
Deluxe Hill Top Double
Stayed 4 nights in July 2017

Mixed Feelings”

First of all, the room I had was excellent! It was very comfortable, it had a great view, and the air con was good and the water hot! The Wifi was fine...no problem with the room. Ban's dive resort is huge!! To get to my excellent room, I had to literally hike uphill for about 2 kilometers, and once I was there, if I wanted something, I had to hike back down. Sometimes the staff will take you up in a golf cart, but they stop doing that at 10:00 I think...anyway, I might have been out later than than enjoying the island's night life. I went on 2 dives with their attached dive company, and they were some of the worst dives I have ever had! I have almost 200 logged dives, and these were just boring! I think they took me out with a bunch of beginning divers who were doing skills tests. Overall, I've been to Koh Tao a few times, and in the future, I will stay at a smaller hotel and dive with a different dive company. Ban's has a good idea, but they've taken it waaaay too far!

Reviewed February 26, 2018

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9.0
Exceptional
Maria from Chile
Couple
Deluxe Garden View Double
Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

Great Room, Great Location - Ideal for diving fans”

Resort type rooms, location

Liked: -They are waiting you at the Pier and transfer you and all other passengers (lot) to the hotel (I did not had idea how to get there so it was great to have someone waiting for you) - Location was the thing that we loved most, very central. - The room we took was around USS90 per night and it was like a 4.5 stars resort, very Nice! - They gave us a 200B discount on the discovery diving day as we were staying there Not liked: - Not to have a breakfast buffe included, instead is "a la carte" - Ko Tao in general do not have good internet connection so it was very weak Pools were always used for diving classes...nothing to do with that... At the end north of Sairee beach it was the best place to swim and see the sunset

Reviewed February 14, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Patrick from United States
Solo traveler
Jungle House with Double Bed
Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

Solo Adventure to Koh Tao”

Ban's was a great place to stay. It had a reasonable price for a great room. One side note is the Jungle room I stayed in was a little far from the main part of the hotel so if you aren't for a walk to the back of the resort don't book the Jungle room. The room and surrounding area was very peaceful and secluded from the rest of the resort but walking up and down the hill(it would take me 8mins each way) finally got to me after the 10th or so time. The dive staff and trips were wealth worth the money and the guides were exceptional. Very knowledgable about the local fish and wild life at each dive site.

Reviewed March 30, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
rajasekaran from Thailand
Solo traveler
Deluxe Hill Top Double
Stayed 3 nights in December 2020

All in one place resort ”

The resort is located at the happening area of Koh Tao -Sairee beach . The resort has all the facilities in their premises restaurant , massage centre, scuba diving resources. Loved the stay and would recommend to anyone who wants to have all the stay needs satisfied at one place

Reviewed January 05, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Robin
Group
Jungle House with Double Bed
Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

Exceptional”

Well established and growing resort with various kinds of accomodation in different buildings located from the middle of Sairee beach to jungle in the hills. Kind and helpful staff, 3 beautiful and clean pools, but sometime crowded by divers from diving school, stunning jungle garden, all you need at the lower part of resort, including shops, restaurant, disco. We stayed in the Jungle house at the top of the resort. Nice, tidy, quite luxurious rooms in the quiet part of resort. 10 minutes walking distance to lower part of resort, staff will kindly take you by golf cart there and back if you do not want walk. The only drawback is scrap-heap in the middle of resort. Other parts of resort are kept clean and tidy. Definitely recommended, good choice.

Reviewed May 08, 2017

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9.7
Exceptional
Gary from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in June 2012

Amazing place”

Location, Beach, Food

koh tao is a beautiful island and bans diving resort is right at the heart of the action. location is brilliant, all backpackers come here of a night to the restaurant where there is live entertainment and gorgeous food. room was lovely, 10 minute walk from the beach but we were right at the top of the hill overlooking the jungle and beach. definitely recommend it.

Reviewed July 16, 2012

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8.7
Excellent
Jak from United Kingdom
Group
Deluxe Hill Top Twin
Stayed 3 nights in June 2012

Best hotel on Island”

Great Restaurants, Clean and Nice Rooms, Great views

a very big hotel for the size of the island. the grounds were very large, very pretty, but because of the size of the hotel, and being on an island, meant very long walks, especially on hills. please be mindful of capability to walk up high hills when booking this hotel. however there is a big choice of rooms so you can get rooms that are closer to the beach. we were hilltop. we checked out a day earlier because the time of year was quiet, and koh tao was very dead - no fault of the hotel. a must do at this hotel is scuba diving, however if you dont do scuba diving here, you might find yourself being a bit out of place and difficult to make friends (as theyre diving all day)

Reviewed June 15, 2012

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9.2
Exceptional
Christina from Canada
Solo traveler
Superior Twin bed
Stayed 4 nights in March 2016

Nice but expensive”

Ban's was, by far, the most expensive place we stayed at for our entire trip to Thailand. While it was beautiful and very enjoyable, I am not convinced that it was worth the amount that we paid. We were ready for a bit of "luxury" by this point in our trip so do not regret forking out the extra money but just be aware it is a little on the pricey side compared to some of the other diving resorts in the area. Grounds are beautiful and well-maintained. The pools are gorgeous. There are several eating options located right at the resort which was very convenient. Bathroom was very nice and the shower was excellent.

Reviewed April 04, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
Jenny from Sweden
Family with young children
Deluxe Garden View Twin
Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

Stunningly beautiful ”

Super happy and satisfied with our stay at Ban's. Big family of seven, three teenagers tried scubadiving for the first time and were stoked. Great instructor, safety and gear. We had a deluxe Hill top villa a bit of a walk up the hills with two toddlers but surrounding so beautiful with green gardens and buildings a long with the ocean view made it worth it big time. Perfect location at Sairee beach with bars, restaurants and small shopping. Loved it and will definitely come back. Stayed in June and even though tide seasons, you can swim at the beach.

Reviewed June 25, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
SUNHEE from Singapore
Couple
Superior Double Bed
Stayed 1 night in August 2015

Good & exciting Stay”

Diving centre room swimming pool

Ban's diving resort is well organised! From pick up from pier, I was so impressed! The room (our room was in L building, I guess it is newly built or renovated) was pool view! rooms were clean and I loved it but there are ants and mosquitoes (it is surrounded by nature). Breakfast is continental type. One thing I was disappointed a lot for the resort was the staff who are standby in the office (taxi pickup point) between reception and L building. I had ankle pain after diving and asked the staff there if I can get the room by buggy (There were 3 buggies stopped there and 5 staffs were in the office) but he showed me the finger indicating to walking or crawling. It was so rude. By the way, the staffs in main reception were so attentive and always willing to help us!

Reviewed August 26, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
Naomi from United Kingdom
Group
Deluxe Garden View Double
Stayed 2 nights in June 2015

Loved my stay at Bans diving resort!”

The food at the fishbowl restaurant was amazing and great value for money. Location was spot on and great atmosphere there yet very relaxing

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this resort and wish we had stayed longer here. Love koh Tao and would definitely go back to this resort. Shame there wasn't a pool near the beach as the one available was a trek up a hill and lacked atmosphere. The other pool is used for diving training Didn't let this put us off though. Want to go back and do the scuba diving here next time!

Reviewed June 05, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
julie from Canada
Couple
Jungle House with Twin Bed
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Loved everything about this place”

We booked two nights initially and then after seeing the resort and our room, we went and booked 3 more nights. Very clean and relaxing. Note the if you are staying on the other side of the road you'll need a scooter... its quite a walk with steep hills. Would definitely come again and stay a ban's. Ps the diving classes always take up the pools... not much room for casual swimming.

Reviewed February 25, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
JP from Netherlands
Family with teens
Suite Garden View Double
Stayed 4 nights in August 2019

An Unforgettable stay at Bans!!”

We had some issues with the booking that we’d made via Agoda and although it wasn’t the resorts’ fault, the lady who helped us did her utmost best to provide us with a room that would fit our needs best! Awesome service !! Really wonderful how she helped us !! Very professional and polite staff, the luxurious room we got was absolutely amazing, with a view of the hills and the pool. Lots of divers taking courses at Bans’ , so 2 pools always had the divers practicing there, but in our pool at the very back of the resort, it was just used for recreation. Place is bang in center of Sairee beach, amazing stretch of soft white sand, and lovely to swim in but not much snorkeling there ....too many long boats around that stretch. But full of great little cafes , beach restaurants, shops etc and also a lot to do for the party animals. Lots of environmentally friendly initiatives at Bans’ too, which is great. All in all , we had an unforgettable stay at Bans!! Thank you!

Reviewed August 31, 2019

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6.7
Good
Matthew from United States
Group
Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

Maybe the Best Room at Koh Tao”

View, Location, Villa Pool

We stayed in the Villa, it was amazing. We were lucky, we were the only ones who booked the villa during our stay. That meant we had private access to the villa pool which is usually shared by the other two villas. The pool at the villa features THE best view on Koh Tao. There is no debate, this is the best place on the island. The pool is big, very pretty and just is super nice. But there are some downsides to Ban's: 1. The hike up to the villa is hot and long, but worth it 2. The customer service is mixed - Ban's features rooms ranging from $35 to $350 per night, and has lots of rooms - It's difficult to give top-class customer service to every guest - Though you may book the $350 villa, you will be treated as just any other budget guest The great points: 1. The front desk staff is attentive, friendly and helpful 2. There are a few pools to enjoy 3. The resort is on the beach 4. They are working hard to improve Ban's 5. They offer a great bar that features outstanding sunsets 6. They have excellent diving courses available 7. It's very conveniently located 8. The pool villa is amazing 9. They will drive you to the top of the mountain to your villa door 10. Koh Tao is beautiful, and Ban's is smack-dab in the middle of it all We can't wait to stay here again. Thanks Ban's!

Reviewed May 14, 2014

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7.7
Very good
Michelle from Germany
Group
Deluxe Hill Top Twin
Stayed 7 nights in December 2013

Lovely resort on the beach and suited for younger ”

Next to the beach, great garden, terrific view at breakfast

All in all is the resort a wonderful place to stay on the island Koh Tao. There is a lovely garden, the hotel is on the beach, you could learn diving there, there is a good restaurant from the resort on the beach, every night there is music/disco. And I spent New Years Eve there and they made an amazing celebration: e.g. music (for younger people), big fruit carvings, a big dinner for some money etc. The room were cleaned every day (for me not necessary), the breakfast was ok (standard west food like fruits, muesli, yoghurt, french toast, toast, eggs, sausages, pancakes, coffee, tea, fried noodles/rice, juice...) and the staff were sometimes unfriendly (when they had a big party the night before). It was very useful that our room was near the beach (we didn't had to walk much) but it was disadvantageous for the night because every night there were loud music (but you could ask for another room up above). I'm not sure if the costs for the hotel are justifiable. In my opinion it was a bit expensive. You get such a room in other areas of Thailand cheaper.

Reviewed January 28, 2014

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8.8
Excellent
Jessica from United States
Couple
Superior Double Bed
Stayed 4 nights in February 2018

Best location, great rooms!”

Super well located at the heart of Koh Tao, they offer every service you will need, diving classes, motorbike rentals, boat, laundry service... only thing I didn’t like was the food at their restaurant, not worth payment more for breakfast, there are a lot of restaurants around tho... rooms are nice, well decorated, spacious and clean.. WiFi sucks and 2 first days no hot water (looks like the water and energy supply is something with the island, not the hotel itself) would still recomend it!

Reviewed March 09, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
Katherine from United States
Solo traveler
Jungle House with Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

Decent for the price”

We stayed here after a week on Koh Tao staying elsewhere. We wanted to dive and Ban's is the best place to do so. It is located close to many restaurants and shops. The Ban's Resort Restaurant was good and the staff was very nice. Make sure to get a mango daiquiri, they're delicious!

Reviewed June 27, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
Eva from Iceland
Couple
Stayed 6 nights in June 2012

Lovely room with a view, great stay at Ko Tao”

Room, location, quiet but you can quickly get to the happening area.

i loved my stay at ban's. of course we were there for the diving and had an amazing veteran teacher, mario. he had a wonderful atmosphere around him. the room we got was bungalow hill top, a bit of a hike but that's good instead of the gym, i think it took us about 10-12 minutes to walk from the beach to the bungalow. the bungalow had an amazing view and had beautiful windows to the south, east and west. the only con was the shower, kind of over the toilet kind of thing (like denmark) and the ants but that was the only thing. ko tao was simply amazing i think, there was some partying but we were not going for that mainly diving and relaxing. we enjoyed it!

Reviewed June 26, 2012

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