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Big Fish Dive Resort
Ranked #108 of 148 Speciality Lodging in Koh Tao
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed here with our 2 little boys. We arrived late so were looking for a place to stay 1night. We were planning to look for another place on the next day. Finally we stayed at big fish 5nights. It was just perfect for us. We had just what we wanted: simple accommodation on the beach where children could play safely while we are reading. We chose for a room with double bed and single bed with fan and cold water for 1300bath per night. We didn't miss airco or warm water at all. We opened the door and children could play in the garden just in front. Left we had the restaurant overlooking the beach where we were having breakfast. The beach was sandy, shallow water, kids could play safely. Afterwards we saw the reviews and are happy we didn't see them otherwise we would have certainly missed this great place. Of course if you are looking for some luxury, this is not for you. For us who like to stay close to nature and don't like big resorts, it was just what we wanted. Looking around we found this was the only place combining sandy beach, simple bungalow and small hotel.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

We are staying here for 5 days now in the family room ( 5 meters from the beach, 4 beds, fan, 1800 baht/ night). Its basic and the matrasses are typical thai, but it's clean and the atmosphere is very chill.
The people at the restaurant are very friendly and helpfull. The food is the same standard as the rest of the island and its run by a Burmese family ( for real Thai food there are 2 nice restaurants nearby). We had no problems with the reception ( see other reviews) and no troubles with money etc. But if so i will update the review.
This is - without any doubt - the best place in the bay next to the beach (with or without kids). If you like snorkeling its better to go to shark bay ( not in walking distance)

Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Our appartment was infested with fighting rats (!!!) But if that wasn't enough, the managerin was a) extremely unfriendly (i quote her: "shut up now!")  b) practically told us that we were lying and c) that we were just wasting her time. Unfortunately we didn't read any of the reviews before checking in because we booked it on arrival. If we had done just that we would have been smarter to stay away in the first place. Now we've had to pay our stay in advance and she wouldn't even give us back our money when we checked out 2 days early. Read the other reviews on this accommodation, inform yourself about the motorcycle scams (we met people who had it happen to them just that day!) and then do the smart thing and STAY AWAY from these scammers (big fish and big bubble).

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
2  Thank 209berndk
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Don't book this hotel. Money is the only thing that counts, you have to pay for everything.
Problem is that you have to pay in advance so you can not do anything anymore afterwards, the staff is not friendly and when you have a comment, they do not take it serious.
The rooms are only cleaned after 3 days, this information was not given nor indicated.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

The room are overpriced and my sheet was not clean. The woman manager is unfriendly and talk to you only about money. Never one smile, and rude with her employees. Wifi is not free. Restaurant is overpriced also. The only good point is the inner garden with tropical trees and the direct view on the beach.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
Thank lauryathailand
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Additional Information about Big Fish Dive Resort

Address: Chalok Baan Kao Bay, Koh Tao, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
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Ranked #108 of 148 Speciality Lodging in Koh Tao
Price Range: ₹ 2,319 - ₹ 2,964 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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