Sairee village is the heart of Koh Tao and the place to be if you want to be in the thick of everything. Home to the longest white sandy beach on the island, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. There’s plenty of beach bars, cafes, and restaurants to choose from, and you’ll find Koh Tao’s most happening party bars in Sairee too. Go paddle boarding, kite surfing, and sign up for a whole heap of other island adventures from Sairee-based providers.
Sairee village is just a 10-minute drive from the main pier in Mae Haad or a 30-40-minute walk depending on your pace – perhaps a little longer if you stop off for a fresh coconut refreshment along the way! If you’re going to sweat it out on foot, take the beachside walking street, not the main road, which can be busy with car and motorcycle traffic. Stay safe, go slow, and take in the tropical views.
Whether you’re looking for an affordable hostel or bungalow or want to live it up in a comfortable luxury hotel or resort, Sairee village is the best place to stay if you want to be close to all the local amenities.
If you’re looking for basic sleeping arrangements, look no further than the hostels of Sairee. Cheap, clean, and friendly, all hostels are social hubs and great for solo travelers. Some even host their own pool parties, sunset BBQs, and other event nights.
Koh Tao is world-famous for diving. Whether you’re learning or diving for fun, dive resorts in Sairee offer all the amenities you will need, including in-house restaurants, bars, and probably plenty of social activities too. Book directly to get the best package deals on diving and accommodation for your stay.
As the largest village on the island, Sairee has the widest range of hotel and resort accommodation – all just a stone’s throw from the white sands and shallow coral reefs that flank the beach. A few out-of-town hotels offer elevated views that look out over the bay, guaranteeing incredible sunset vistas at the end of each day. Many have in-house bar and restaurant services, swimming pools, and booking services for island activities.
Nestled into the green mountainsides surrounding Sairee are a number of luxury villas, each with their own individual charm and style. Villas offer the flexibility to self-cater some evenings so you can relax and enjoy a meal poolside while taking in some of Koh Tao’s amazing sunsets. Virtually all Sairee villas face towards the west, meaning you’ll never have to miss the gorgeous red hues as the sun drops over the horizon each evening.