My girlfriend and I spent 4 nights at the Place at the end of a 3.5-week backpacking trip through Vietnam and Thailand and it could not have been a more perfect luxurious finish to our vacation, especially after weeks of rugged travel. We knew we were reaching in terms of price when we booked but it was 100% worth it.
The villa itself made my jaw drop--every detail seemed designed for comfort and aesthetics. The view from the deck and pool was breathtaking. The service was incredible--Lamai was helpful and fun, and all interactions with Carol and Be were wonderful as well.
The villas are located a bit outside of the main road, but the distance is easily walkable, just be aware that the road up to The Place is extremely steep. Renting a motorbike made everywhere on Koh Tao reachable in minutes.
Really I can't name one thing that makes The Place the best place I've ever stayed (ok maybe the pool) but I can say that it was so nice that we almost didn't want to leave the villa, despite being in the middle of the paradise of Koh Tao.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Place consists of nine luxury boutique villas, all with private infinity pools, that offer you total privacy and complete relaxation. The resort nestles charmingly in the hills above Sairee, close enough to be convenient for restaurants, bars, shops and the longest beach on the island, but far enough away to savour the tranquillity and refreshing breeze that comes with being in the hills. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Place Luxury Boutique Villas Hotel Koh Tao