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Sai Daeng Resort

46/9 Moo. 3 Sai Daeng Beach, Koh Tao 84360 Thailand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Sai Daeng Resort
Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#16 of 57 hotels in Koh Tao
Travellers' Choice
Sai Daeng Resort is a private eco boutique resort perched on a peninsula in the Gulf of Thailand. Our hillside resort is located on the southern tip of Koh Tao Island in Surat Thani Province with exclusive views of the iconic Shark Island. We created this property with the intention of keeping nature untouched. Each villa is surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation that provides relaxation, tranquility and privacy. Indulge in luxury accommodations, stunning panoramic views of the ocean and authentic Thai cuisine. Just steps from your villa, explore the underwater world of snorkeling and scuba diving at famous Hin Ngam Bay and Aow Leuk. Take a relaxing swim on the smooth waters of Sai Daeng Beach or seek adventure in a kayak to Shark Island. With our beautiful views, we have a lot of stairs, our sandy-floor restaurant is also on the beach. Join us and embrace the slow life at Sai Daeng Resort.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Free shuttle or taxi services
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Saltwater pool
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Canoeing offsite
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Banquet room
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Ocean View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Thai
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Ying C wrote a review Mar 2021
11 contributions8 helpful votes
We were very disappointed with our 3-night stay at this resort - beddings smelt like a wet dog, towels worn out with stains, in-room telephone dead and no hot shower for the first day as they forgot to turn the switch on for us. We had to request housekeeping service twice on Day 2 and when the staff finally turned up in the mid afternoon, one of them brought a baby into our room so that she could look after her daughter while working. The receptionist was very unwelcoming and had poor English communication ability. We spoke with her twice in advance to book a buggy to pick us up on the morning of check-out, yet no one turned up at the said time. She was definitely not the right person to work in the service industry. Food at the on-site restaurant was very ordinary. If you want to eat somewhere else, you'll have deal with the super windy steep roads. The entire property has seen its better days, but now a renovation is way overdue and a professional management team is badly needed. However, the resort is at a location with amazing marine life - you can snorkel right off the beach and find a wonderful underwater world there.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from Nick Roch, Marketing at Sai Daeng Resort
Responded 24 Mar 2021
We are saddened to hear about your experience at Sai Daeng Resort. We pride ourselves on service and cleanliness so it surprises us that you didn't experience it, this will be addressed with on-site management. Our reduced staff has been working tirelessly as we endure this pandemic. We're glad you were able to enjoy the ocean views and marine life offered at the resort, and hope that overshadowed any shortcomings you faced during your stay. 🙏
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Kelly Y wrote a review Aug 2020
Chiang Mai, Thailand34 contributions4 helpful votes
I don’t know if they reduce some service during Covid so if you need more information you can just ask directly to the hotel. We asked for their transfer service from a hotel near Sairee beach to the resort, It was 400baht. Seem they only provide free shuttle for those who arrive/depart at Mae had pier. And no other free shuttle during the day. It’s more convenient if you rent a bike and able to ride on steep roads. There is one restaurant at the resort, that’s the only place you can find food here if you don’t have motorcycle or car. Staffs were helpful and foods were ok. We stayed in B zone, had to walk down quite many stairs and on sand beach to get to the restaurant. Rooms were clean and beautiful. I wish they install mosquito net at windows and doors so we can get fresh air and view without mosquitoes or other insects. We were unable to use safe box as it was locked. We called to front office and it took them over 10-15 mins to come open the safe, we didn’t wait as we had to leave for island day trip. Reception can call motorbike rental shop for you if you need. Staff from rental shop will come and take you to the shop. There is snorkelling spot at the back. it would be nice if we can borrow life jackets from swimming pool area. We had to walk down to the beach to borrow them, it’s quite far and tired. Ao Hin Ngam behind the resort is the great spot for snorkelling. We went snorkelling there everyday. Don’t miss it!! All in all, we had great time in Sai Daeng resort Service 4/5 View 5/5 Room cleanliness 3/5 Activities 5/5 Location 3/5
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
Response from Nick Roch, Marketing at Sai Daeng Resort
Responded 8 Dec 2020
Thank you for your review, and we hope you had a wonderful and relaxing stay with us at Sai Daeng Resort! It sounds like you really enjoyed snorkeling at Hin Ngam Bay, it really is a gem! During Covid, we have trimmed our services a little, but if there is anything that you need, we are more than happy to help to make it happen. We offer free shuttles to Mae Haad Beach/Pier twice a day, around 11AM and 6PM, it costs a little extra to get to Sairee Beach. Mae Haad Beach and Sairee Beach are within walking distance, about 10 minutes. We apologize that you didn't get the safety box to work. And all of our beds have traditional Thai mosquito nets above the bed so that you may sleep with the balcony doors open to enjoy the sound of the waves and cool ocean breeze. And thank you for the suggestion of having life jackets at the pool - we will discuss this with management. Please do visit us again! 🙏
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jonvnyc wrote a review Jun 2020
Bangkok, Thailand510 contributions164 helpful votes
I recently stayed at Sai Daeng Resort for a weekend as part of a longer trip to Koh Tao. This resort is tucked away on a small peninsula on the east side of the island away from the main nightlife area, so there aren't any other shops or restaurants within walking distance. However what you get in exchange is a beautiful resort with its own semi-private beach and several kilometers of an extremely healthy reef which offers some of the best snorkeling I've ever experienced. You'll see huge schools of fish and even sea turtles right inside the bays on either side of the hotel. Despite not being completely open yet due to the COVID situation the hotel staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. The rooms are beautiful and modern while at the same time blending in well with the surrounding nature. I really enjoyed my stay here and would return again for the relaxing experience, warm staff, and superb snorkeling.
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Date of stay: June 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from Nicholas Reanrungroch, Marketing at Sai Daeng Resort
Responded 9 Jul 2020
We are happy you were able to spend a few days with us during your trip to Koh Tao. It sounds like you caught us during the midst of opening our doors again and we are glad that you found our hospitality warm and accepting. We love that you were able to enjoy our beaches and the reefs that Sai Daeng has to offer. Seeing turtles is such a treat! Thank you for the kind review and please visit us again soon. 🙏
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Michael S wrote a review Jun 2020
London, England, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
I was at Sai Daeng with my children, grandchildren, girlfriend and extended family. We stayed at the Poonsuk Pool Villa which worked out great for us. There were 5 bedrooms, and a private pool with a dining/kitchen area that was enjoyed by all. The view was incredible and perfect for sunsets with the family. And actually the views are fantastic from everywhere, and in every direction. The property is large so we did a lot of exploring. The resort is built right into the mountain, so you walk among huge boulders and the jungle as nature built it. The staff was outstanding. Everyone had a "no problem" attitude. I was particularly impressed with how the small and smiling bellhops hauled extra heavy bags over their shoulders like it was nothing! Breakfast foods were rotated daily and included with the room, which I appreciated. Every day I started at the egg station and also tried whatever soup was on the menu. All were very good. For lunch and dinner you eat off the menu. Thankfully there were a lot of Western food options too which was good for me. (I can't eat rice everyday! haha) On New Year's Eve there was a big party on the beach. The seafood buffet was one for the books. So much food! And the staff really went out of their way to make it special.... My 9-year old grandson and I had taken a Thai cooking class together with the head chef earlier in the week. They became friends. Then on NYE, during the announcements, the chef called my grandson up and presented him with a chef's hat. He couldn't have been more proud. It was a moment we will never forget.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Nick Roch, Marketing at Sai Daeng Resort
Responded 12 Oct 2020
We are so glad you chose Sai Daeng Resort for your holiday. New Years Eve is always a good time at the resort and it sounds like you had a lovely time with us, especially your grandson!!! We are happy to have made your time special with us. We hope you do visit us again, and thank you for the review! 🙏
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Raony B wrote a review Apr 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ16 contributions
Everything in and around the resort is wonderful! It is impossible to stay here and not fall in love! The suites are very clean and cozy. The resort is in the middle of the most beautiful beaches on Koh Tao!
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Date of stay: July 2019
Room Tip: Seaview are amazing!
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Response from Nicholasrean, Manager at Sai Daeng Resort
Responded 1 Jul 2020
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and the pictures look great! We hope you visit us again soon. 🙏
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US$70 - US$170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ThailandSurat Thani ProvinceKoh Tao
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sai Daeng Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Sai Daeng Resort?
Nearby attractions include Aow Leuk Bay (0.7 km), Sai Daeng Beach (0.06 km), and Ao Thian Ok (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sai Daeng Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Sai Daeng Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sai Daeng Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sai Daeng Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sai Daeng Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tree House Cafe Koh Tao, Eagle View, and Blue Heaven.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sai Daeng Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Sai Daeng Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sai Daeng Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sai Daeng Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sai Daeng Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Does Sai Daeng Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.