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Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights in hilltop bungalow, I would recommend opting for the hilltop if you like some peace and quiet at night and a bit of exercise walking up the Hill. The room was very comfortable and spacious and we had great views over the jungle. The resort is ideal for diving, we did a few days...

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Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

I don't even know how to begin to explain how good it was staying at bans. From the beautiful villa with the private pool, to being very well looked after when needing to move room, to the quality of the rooms, the food in both restaurants, the customer care shown when doing our open water diving course. Everything was excellent....

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Ban's is by far the largest dive school on Koh Tao and the grounds of the hotel itself reflect this. We stayed in one of the cheaper fan rooms and it was extremely basic for the price. The pools around the hotel are nice but nearly impossible to swim in as they were always filled with divers receiving instruction. The...

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Koh Tao, Thailand
Reviewed 6 September 2015

My partner and I booked Bans for the PADI Open Water Diver course and we chose well! The course was brilliantly structured and the instructors were of world class standard, Jaffa and Lulu were brilliant, they were professional, supportive and most of all they made the whole experience fun! The rooms were admittedly a little bit of a let down,...

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

I did not stay at the resort but I did eat here for dinner one night. The view of the sunset from the deck tables is unbeatable and the atmosphere is very nice and upscale, but if you are looking for a good tasting meal skip this restaurant. I enjoyed being there but when the food came I was incredibly...

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Los Angeles,CA
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

To put the size of this place in perspective, the hotel is the largest structure on the island. The hotel is nice, the service is good, and you get all the amenities you expect in a resort. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is because the diving was not that great. It was 45+ divers per outing....

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Let's say the diving courses they offer are the only thing that make the stay worth it. The instructors are super friendly and they take care of each student. The resort instead is a machine that only cares about making money. The lady at the counter, the boss, is not nice and she only cares about selling the room. The...

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Reviewed 29 August 2015

Stayed here for two nights in a villa with a group of friends. Bans has everything you need in one spot- diving, fantastic food and banter! Diving here is cheaper than it is on Phi Phi and a lot more organized so I would highly recommend you do it here! My only regret is that we didn't stay longer. If...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2015

My two friends and I stayed here for 5 nights whilst two of us done our open water PADI.Despite being offered cheaper courses a elsewhere on the island, we decided to go with the several reccomedations we had for Bans. Instead of taking on the room provided with the course we opted to pay a little extra for a poolside...

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Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Came to Thailand to dive and heard about bans diving resort, took OWD course and it was amazing. Had only 4 people in my group and 2 instructors !!! Our instructor Jaffa is an amazing guy! Very patient, funny and very experienced diver as well. He taught us everything step by step and I knew what I'm supposed to do...

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Ban's Technical Diving is operated out of Ban's Diving, Koh Tao, Thailand. Ban's Technical Diving is an award winning DSAT, BSAC, ANDI Technical Instructor Diving Facility. The only Tech Center on Koh Tao (and one of few in the world) that offers DSAT Technical Diving Intructor Courses. Deep Wreck Diving, Cave Expeditions.-Nitrox, Deep, Wreck, Gas Blender, Compressor Operator, Rebreather, Equipment, Emergency Oxygen, Technical Decompression Diving, Cave, Cavern......... ... more   less 

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Address: Haad Sairee, Koh Tao, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Price Range: $51 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ban's Diving Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Ban`s Diving Hotel Koh Tao
Bans Diving Hotel
Bans Diving Ko Tao
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Koh Tao
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
#5 Best Value Hotel in Koh Tao
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“If you are with friends, choose a dorm and enjoy your stay at this wonderful place”
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“303 hill top bungalow got a partial view on the ocean.”
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“Make sure to book packages so that you get accommodation for free.”
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“Corner rooms in the L Building are brilliant !”
  • Corner Triple Rooms on the first Floor, Facing the pool, Brilliant !!
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“Rooms close to the bar are really loud at night. Higher up the hill has quieter rooms with better wifi”
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