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Accommodation in Mae Haad

Accommodation in Mae Haad is a practical option as this is Koh Tao’s main port town and the point where all ferries arrive and depart for destinations on the mainland and the neighbouring islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. So if you don’t want to rent a scooter on Koh Tao, Mae Haad is a good base.

The main town consists of an ‘up road’ and a ‘down road’. These form a one-way traffic system for cars and motorbikes. Both of these streets are only around 100 metres long and are lined on either side by cafés, restaurants, and multiple clothing and souvenir stores where you can do all of your holiday shopping

It is possible to walk to Sairee from your accommodation in Mae Haad without having to use the main road. You can take the walking street known as the ‘Yellow Brick Road’. This connects both villages on a much more scenic route without having to deal with too much traffic. 

Despite the bustling boat traffic, Mae Haad, a port town, still boasts a stretch of beautiful beaches that may surprise you. Our favourite area is right at the southern corner of Mae Haad Bay, where you’ll find one of Koh Tao’s best-kept secrets – a small wreck that you can access by snorkeling from the shore. 

Restaurants in Mae Haad

Greasy Spoon, Zest, Da’s sandwiches, Breeze, Café Del Sol, French Market, Prannees, Yangs, P Poms, La Carotte Qui Rit, Coconut Monkey.

Bars in Mae Haad

Tattoo Bar

Accommodation in Mae Haad

Our Island Travel office was located in Mae Haad for many years before we moved to Sairee. So, we are very familiar with all of the options for accommodation. Our top recommendations for your stay are:


Sensi Paradise

Tucked right into the southern corner of Mae Haad Bay, Sensi Paradise offers high-quality accommodation. Amazing service coupled with an envious beachfront location. There are sun loungers on the main beach and a large swimming pool. Guests also have access to a couple of smaller, more private beaches. These beaches stretch around the coastline on which the resort is built.

Ananda Villas

Ananda Villas are a fantastic option for mid-range accommodation in Mae Haad. Clean, tastefully decorated, and situated right next to the beach. Ananda is a small, family-run resort offering a variety of room options to suit all budgets. Choose from traditional fan or air-conditioned bungalows in the garden area. There are superior rooms and sea-view rooms in the apartment-style complex by the beach.

Montra Resort

Located on the northern side of the main town, Montra Resort offers beachfront accommodation in Mae Haad. It is home to the largest infinity pool on the island. It has its cordoned-off area for safe swimming and snorkeling on the beach. This makes it popular for families with children.  Arranging the rooms in an extended U-shape surrounds the pool, allowing guests to enjoy both pool and sea views from the balcony.

Koh Tao Beach Club

 We offer a traditional Thai-style resort directly on the sand of Mae Haad Beach. With over 50m of beach directly in front of the resort, The Beach Club is the perfect choice for your Tropical Island Experience. Peaceful, beautiful and a just a touch exotic! Step out from your bungalow and enjoy a cold drink at our beachfront bar, snorkel amongst the coral or treat yourself to one of the many spa treatments at the Regal Spa, located just next door at our partner resort, Koh Tao Regal.