Silver Sands is in Sairee located close to everything so the beach, great restaurant, dive schools and shops etc are all just minutes walk from your room or bungalow. As you can see on the resort map Fizz beach lounge is directly on the beach and the accommodation starts right behind it. Then in the middle of the resort is Davy Jones Locker Diving and everyone is welcome to come and use the Pool Bar and Restaurant which offers Thai, Western and Indian cuisine throughout the day from 8:00am for breakfast until right through to 8:30pm. The restaurant does have a lot of people who are diving with the dive school in there most of the time so if you aren't sure if you want to take a dive course or not whilst you're here then there are lots of people there who you can ask questions about what it's like first before you make up your mind. When people are videoed during their Open Water course they also show those videos in the restaurant in the evenings around 6:30pm so that you can check out what you're likely to see on the Open Water course.
At Silver Sands we offer a range of fan and air conditioned rooms and bungalows on Sairee Beach, Koh Tao.
The resort has a central location, with everything you need within close walking distance.
We have our own on-site mini-market, restaurants, western bakery and chilled-out beach bar. You can relax in the pool, rent a motorbike to explore Koh Tao, or head out for scuba diving adventures with our PADI Dive School [DJL Diving].
To contact Silver Sands Resort feel free to telephone us on:
+66 77 456 606
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Koh Tao is a small island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Beautiful beaches, jungle covered slopes and spectacular sunsets, Koh Tao is remains an unspoilt destination. What better place to enjoy your vacation!
And that's without mentioning the incredible tropical coral reefs surrounding Koh Tao, and amazing diversity of marine life - the scuba diving and snorkeling is not to be missed!
How to Get to Koh Tao, Thailand
Most people enter Thailand by flying into Bangkok. From Bangkok there are three main options for getting down to Koh Tao island.
• The fastest but most expensive route: Fly to Samui.
You can pickup flights from Bangkok direct down to Koh Samui for just a few thousand baht. From Samui take one of the high speed ferries across to Koh Tao island (Lomprayah Catamaran or Seatran) - these cost about 650 baht per person and take about an hour and a half.
If you shop around you may even be able to get a flight direct from your country of origin to Samui, cutting out the Bangkok bit.
• The compromise : Train to Chumphon
Thailand has a great rail service. From the airport you need to get a meter taxi to the main Hualamphong train station in town (costing about 200 baht). From there you can catch a very comfortable overnight train down to Chumphon. You can get a bed in an air conditioned cabin for under 1000 baht, waking up fresh at your destination in the morning! From Chumphon you take a high speed ferry to Koh Tao island the same mornining. This will take about an hour and a half and costing about 650 baht.
• The budget route : Bus from Bangkok
Even this isn't too bad. From the airport get a meter taxi to Khao San Road (about 200 baht). At Khao San Road you can book a combined bus and boat ticket direct to Koh Tao. This will be an overnight bus ride to Chumphon, then boat the rest of the way and should cost less than 1000 baht all in.
Look out - there are a few 'sharks' around the Khao San area, out for the naïve tourist. My advice would be to go into one of the official looking travel agents and book with your ticket with them. Go for the Lomprayah or Seatran services, you should be able to book one of these in most agents. These are fast, comfortable services and usually show DVDs on the way down. You don't want to end up getting crammed on a mini bus or 'local' service.
• Pickup from Pier in Koh Tao
As part of your online reservation with Silver Sands, we include a taxi pickup service from the pier in Koh Tao.
Just let us know which ferry you'll be arriving on [at what time], and we'll make sure there's someone waiting on the pier to meet you and bring you down to the resort. Easy!