Accommodation in Sairee
If you are looking for accommodation in Sairee, you have many different options to choose from as Sairee Village is the largest and most heavily populated of the three main town areas on Koh Tao. Don’t let this put you off, however, as ‘bustling’ and ‘busy’ in Koh Tao terms still means peaceful and idyllic compared to most other places in the world!
Sairee Beach stretches down the west coast of the island for over a kilometre. The central to southern part of the beach is flanked by a small brick road that runs alongside it. Affectionately known as the ‘Yellow Brick Road’ by locals, it is mainly used as a walking street, although it is wide enough for mopeds and bicycles to use too, and driving along it is not prohibited.
Along the Yellow Brick Road, you’ll find a multitude of beach lounges, café’s, dive centres, and accommodation providers. Beachfront accommodation in Sairee tends to be dominated by higher-end and boutique providers, but there are plenty of other options within a few minutes’ walk if you are looking for alternative types of accommodation.
Central Sairee, just a short stroll from the beach, is largely dominated by restaurants. However, if you head either north or inland to the east, you’ll find further accommodation alternatives along with more excellent dining options.
Eating Options in Sairee: Zest, Nui’s Bakery, Café Culture, Barracuda Rooftop, Barracuda at Darawan, Fizz, Whitening, The Gallery, Blue Water, La Pizzeria, Flaming Hog, Baia Burger, Shalimar, Hippo, Sairee Sairee, Cantina de Koh Tao, Porto Bello, Smoking Dead, Chabas Tapas, Blue Chair, Idjangs Kitchen, Duck 995, ChuChu Thai Food, Living Juices, Vegetabowl, Factory Cafe.
Bars in Sairee: Choppers, Beer Masons, Maya Beach Club, Leo Bar, Lotus, Fishbowl, Queens Cabaret Show.
Accommodation in Sairee
While the options for accommodation in Sairee are multiple, we’d hand-picked some of our favourites to help with your research:
Blue Tao Beach Hotel
This recent addition to the Koh Tao boutique hotel scene sits in a beautiful location towards the southern end of Sairee Beach. Sea view and city view room options are available, and some of the beachfront rooms feature netted balconies and ladders that lead directly down onto the golden sands.
This clean and modern mid-range hotel is located right in the heart of Sairee on the walking street that leads down to Sairee Beach. A unique, boutique, and budget hotel all in one, Thalassa offers standard and superior rooms with a contemporary flair, with the added bonus of a central location just a 2 minute walk from the beach. You’ll have everything you need within walking distance including many of the best restaurants, cafes, and bars.
This impressive resort boasts both an impressive design and an excellent view looking down to Sairee and across the sea. Located about a 10 minute walk out of the main village, peace and quiet are a given. The in-house restaurant and bar give guests the opportunity of lazy days by the pool without leaving the resort, and some room types come with their own semi-private pool option.
A great choice for those on a budget, Summer Hostel offers fan and air-conditioned dorm beds with complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and free access to a PS3 with over 100 games. The hostel has a convenient location just 10 minutes’ walk from Sairee Beach, and nearby facilities include a 24 hour supermarket (Smile Mart), ATM’s, and a fully equipped gym.