Come diving with Koh Tao Coral Grand Divers, our
fully self-contained PADI licensed dive school
at our sister resort Coral Grand at Sairee Beach!
Our Montra Dive Center coordinates seamlessly
with our sister resort and you will find scheduling
fun-dives and courses to be easy and convenient.
One of Koh
Tao's major attractions is its incredible underwater
diversity. The waters that surround the Koh Tao
island are famous as one of the best places to
take premier diving courses from beginning (Open
Water course) to dive instructor level (IDC).
the crystal clear water will allow you to view
stunning underwater seascapes, beautiful coral
gardens and breathtaking submerged pinnacles.
We can introduce you to the magnificent marine
life that inhabits our coral reefs, with the chance
to come face to face with some of nature's most
beautiful creations, unforgettable encounters
with Turtles, reef sharks, and even the chance
to swim alongside the huge yet entirely placid
of the Orient Restaurant and Bar
You should plan on staying at Koh Tao Montra Resort
for at least a week in order to enjoy the delicious
food offered at the resort's beachfront restaurant
showcases fine cuisine served in a fresh, elegant
atmosphere against the superb aqua marine backdrop
of the Gulf of Thailand. Be prepared for a special
cuisine from every corner of the world is brilliantly
executed by our exceptional chefs....Read
Love Thai food? Want to learn how to make it?
Well, you've come to the right place!
In our Thai
Cooking Class, our friendly chefs will teach you
the secrets of preparing Thai food - flavors,
ingredients and techniques. All classes are interactive
and very hands-on. You will get to taste your
own creations as you go along. Bring your appetite!
learn how to cook four main dishes and one dessert
and you'll leave our class equipped with a recipe
book, a chef hat, an apron and your very own certificate
be arranged for any group size, and start at 11:00
for lunch or at 17:00 for your dinner (times are
flexible). Please contact reception for more information
or call 077 457 057 ext.802.
to cook famous Thai dishes in a relaxed and friendly
environment. Small classes are conducted in a
traditional open kitchen, and led by Thai cooks,
making for a highly personalized and rewarding
a feel for real Thai culture as you experience
its rich colors, and unique flavors and smells.
Students will prepare a complete 5-course meal
for lunch completely from scratch.
is the ideal way to enjoy an authentic cultural
and culinary experience. It's also perfect for
the serious home cook who wants to learn how to
cook authentic Thai food for their next dinner
party, for spouses accompanying husband or wife
on a business trip, or the adventurous traveler.
You can choose
the day and time you would like to learn the cooking.
Please let us know one day in advance, so we can
prepare everything for you.
emphasizes a friendly teaching style centered
on actually doing, rather than watching. We guarantee
that by the time you complete our course you will
not only have learned a thing or two about Thai
cooking but will also have had a most memorable
is the national cuisine of Thailand. Thai cuisine
places emphasis on lightly-prepared dishes with
strong aromatic components. Thai cuisine is known
for being spicy. Balance, detail and variety are
important to Thai cooking. Thai food is known
for its balance of five fundamental flavors in
each dish or the overall meal: hot (spicy), sour,
sweet, salty, and (optional) bitter
-An introduction to Thai ingredients.
-Your personal chef's hat and apron. -Comprehensive,
easy-to-follow Thai cook book with the Thai food
recipes you learn in class.
- Eating all the food that you cooked for lunch.
- Free transfers between your hotel and Koh Tao
Montra (in case you don't stay at Montra)
4 choices of food and 1 choice of dessert
can be varied by request but those are the most
4 choices are most commonly chosen by other students:
roll rolls are an appetizer. Spring rolls can
be found in several Asian countries Fried spring
rolls are generally small and crispy. They can
be sweet or savory; the latter are typically prepared
with meat or vegetables. This version is fully
wrapped before being pan fried or deep fried .
Tom Yum (Goong) is perhaps one of the most famous
dishes in Thai cuisine . It is widely served in
neighboring countries such as Malaysia , Singapore
, and Indonesia , and has been popularized around
Tom yum is
characterized by its distinct hot and sour flavors,
with fragrant herbs generously used. The basic
broth is made of stock and fresh ingredients such
as lemon grass , kaffir lime leaves, galangal
, lime juice, fish sauce and crushed chili peppers
tom yum is usually made with prawns (tom yum goong),
chicken (tom yum gai), fish (tom
straw or oyster mushrooms . The soup is often
topped with generous sprinkling of fresh chopped
coriander (cilantro) leaves.
Curry is a southern Thai dish that is Muslim in
origin. It is most commonly made with beef , but
can also be made with duck , chicken , or tofu
for Massaman curry is called Massaman curry paste
(nam prik kaeng masaman). The dish usually contains
coconut milk , roasted peanuts , potatoes , bay
leaves , cardamom pods, cinnamon , palm sugar
, fish sauce , and tamarind sauce. Muslim , and
later Portuguese , traders brought spices such
as turmeric , cinnamon , cumin , cloves and nutmeg
from the Middle East and India to the south coast
of Thailand . The dish is served with rice and
sometimes with pickled ginger or "Ajaad"
sauce made with cucumber and peppers macerated
Massaman is thought to be derived from the word
Musulman [ citation needed ], a linguistic variation
of the word Muslim . One of the earliest Thai
recipes of the 19th century AD recorded it as
("fried Thai style ") is a dish of stir-fried
rice noodles with eggs , fish sauce tamarind juice,
red chili pepper , plus any combination of bean
sprouts , shrimp , chicken , or tofu , garnished
with crushed peanuts , coriander and lime , the
juice of which can be added along with Thai condiments
. Pad Thai is one of Thailand 's national dishes
. Though the dish had been known in various forms
for centuries it is thought to have been brought
to the ancient Thai capital of Ayuthaya by Vietnamese
traders it was first made popular as a national
dish by Luang Phibunsongkhram when he was prime
minister during the 1930s and 1940s, partly as
an element of his campaign for Thai nationalism
and centralization, and partly for a campaign
to reduce rice consumption in Thailand.
Som Tam is
a spicy salad made from shredded unripened papaya
. Som tam is derived from a traditional dish in
Laos called tam mak hoong .The dish combines the
four main tastes of Thai cuisine : sour lime,
hot chili, salty fish sauce, and sweetness added
by palm sugar . In Thailand, it is customary that
a customer ask the preparer to make the dish suited
to his or her tastes.
Dessert: Sticky rice with coconut milk, or Mango
with sticky rice(depends on the season).
Banana with coconut milk, potato with coconut
takes around 2-3 hours and of course you can share
your self made meal with your family or friends.
Koh Tao Montra Resort can provide you with complete
meeting and event packages, we offer an ideal
location for a relaxing executive retreat, along
with all the facilities you would expect to host
a truly memorable conference or seminar.
and fully equipped conference room can hold up
to 100 people for small business functions. You
will also have the option of using the upstairs
balcony area of our restaurant, A taste of the
Orient' for private functions, with beautiful
sea views and panoramic sunsets over the beach;
it is the perfect venue for informal meetings
of the stunning surroundings of Sairee beach at
the Koh Tao Coral Grand Resort and hold your wedding
on our tropical paradise island of Koh Tao. Our
staff will help you create memories to cherish.
We can offer you a traditional Thai wedding ceremony
blessed by buddhist monks, or a simple western
choose to exchange your vows we can arrange and
co-ordinate all aspects of your wedding to ensure
that your special day is one to remember. This
exclusive package to celebrate your tropical wedding
day is priced at 60,000 THB
Thai Wedding Package
One night in a honeymoon set-up in a deluxe
room with in-room floral decoration (Special 11:00
AM early check-in)
Breakfast served to your room in the morning
after your wedding day
Morning Buddhist beachfront wedding ceremony
with floral decoration for the ceremonial area
Includes monk blessings such as the placing
of garland around the neck, painting of three
forehead dots, placing of scared head slings,
and water blessing.
Bridal bouquet and Groom's buttonhole flowers
A tiered wedding cake (2 pounds) and bottle
of sparkling wine for toasting
Fish releasing and "love tree" planting
to bring luck and happiness to the couple
A photographer including 36 photos in 4 x 6
plus digital photo CD (please allow 7 days for
processing; package can be couriered to an international
address at 500 THB extra cost)
Private Thai lunch for the couple, with a bottle
of house white or red wine at our restaurant
Note: All the flower decorations will consist
of seasonal local flowers
Standard Program Thai wedding
One night in a honeymoon set-up in a beachfront
villa with share private swimming pool with in-room
floral decoration (Special 11:00 AM early check-in)
Breakfast served to your room in the morning
after your wedding day
Wedding ceremony with licensed minister (excluding
Wedding ceremony setting beach front, floral
decoration for the ceremonial area
One large bridal bouquet
A wedding cake on the wedding date (2 pounds)
and cake cutting ceremony with a bottle of sparkling
wine for toasting on the wedding date
A photographer including 36 photos in 6 x 4
Private candle light dinner for 2 persons and
a bottle of house white or red wine at the happy
Fish releasing to bring lucky and happiness
to the couple
All the flower decoration and bouquet during
the party will be decorated by available local
flowers within its season
A-la carte buffet dinner a minimum of 20 persons
at The Taste of The Orient Restaurand
Cocktail reception including beer, house wine,
soft drink and fruit juice - 1500 THB per person
Live entertainment featuring Thai classical
dance - 12000 THB
Pre-wedding spa treatment this includes 1 hour
of facial and body aromatic massage and herbal
steam bath - 3500 THB per person
Hairdressing and make up for bride - 5000 THB,
additional 1000 THB each for bridesmaid or friends
Additional bouguet for bridesmaid - 1000 THB
Video recording - 9000 THB
Fire Spin Show - 7000 THB
Fire Works (3 minutes) - 10000 THB
note that the package does not include the marriage
If you require a licence, you will have to give
confirmed and written evidence that your legal
civil status allow you to get married. The forms
are available from your embassy in Bangkok. Once
in Thailand you will have to present yourself
at your embassy in Bangkok, together with your
passport for the form being stamped. The form
will then be translated into Thai by an authorized
translator who will use a stamp that other Thai
authorities will accept.
then have to take this form to the legelisation
and naturalisation department in Bangkok, they
will need five full working days to process it.
The Koh Tao Coral Grand Resort will be happy to
assist you with any special or unique ideas you
may have for your special day.
We only ask for a 10000 THB non-refundable deposit
to lock in the date of your choice and to secure
our services in organizing your wedding for you.
We do not require any further payment until 60
days before the date of your wedding when we will
request the total balance of the accommodation
booked. At 30 days before the day of your wedding
we request 50% of the balance amount of the wedding
package quoted including optional extras.
balance is thereafter due some two or three days
before the date of your wedding and we usually
require that this is settled when we meet during
the pre-meeting. Please note that these prices
can be subject to change and we will attempt to
keep you informed as best as possible.
date is not confirmed until a deposit is received.
Upon payment of the deposit, a wedding date can
be moved subject to availability at no additional
cost, but no refund will be provided in the event
of a cancellation. We never organize more than
one wedding a day so once a deposit is paid, that
date is locked out for that wedding alone.
Bangkok - Koh Tao Koh Tao (Round trip)
You can fly from Bangkok, Don Muang Airport to
Chumporn Airport via Solar Air; the flight is
approx. 1 hour. From Chumporn Airport, you will
be transferred to the pier where you will take
the ferry to Koh Tao and be transferred to our
of air-sea-land transfer from Bangkok-Koh Tao
via Chumporn (round trip) will be advised upon
request due to fluctuating prices of airfare.
from Bangkok, Don Muang Airport departs at 09:45
hrs., the ferry leaves Chumporn pier at 13:00
hrs. The ferry leaves Koh Tao at 10:00 hrs., sailing
time is approx 2 hrs between Koh Tao and Chumporn.
The flight from Chumporn to Bangkok is at 14:00
for hotel accommodation in Bangkok and/or on Samui
is available upon request.
2. Samui - Koh Tao - Samui (Round trip)
You can fly from Bangkok to Samui via Bangkok
Airways; the flight is approx. 1 hour. From Samui
Airport, you may book a round trip transfer to
We can arrange
for your transfer to/from our resort from/to your
resort on Samui and/or the Samui Airport. Pick
up will be approximately one hour before the boat
departure in a private inland taxi. You just let
us know what your specific needs are.
(round trip) on Samui is THB 1,000 for the taxis,
maximum 4 passengers, plus THB 200 each additional
from Samui to Koh Tao (round trip) is B1,300/person
leaves Samui pier at 08:00, 12:30 and 13:30 hrs.
The ferry leaves Koh Tao at 09:30 and 15:00 hrs.
Sailing time is approx 2 hrs between the islands.
Pick up will be around one hour before the departure
of the ferry.
for hotel accommodation in Bangkok and/or on Samui
is available upon request.
3. Koh Phangan - Koh Tao - Samui OR Samui - Koh
Tao - Phangan
THB 1,100 /person. Reservation for accommodation
on Phangan is available upon request.
4. Bangkok - Koh Tao - Bangkok by BUS & BOAT
This is the cheapest and easiest way to get to
Koh Tao. The night bus departs from Bangkok at
two times: 06:00 or 21:30 and arrives at Chumporn
province approx. 6 hours later. They will take
you to the pier for the catamaran departure, sailing
approx. 1:30 hrs. The catamaran TO Chumporn leaves
Koh Tao 10:00 and 14:30 hrs, and you can travel
back to Bangkok via bus arriving approx. 19:00
or 1.00 hrs (next morning). THB 1,800/person.
5. Bangkok - Koh Tao - Bangkok by SLEEPER TRAIN
and FERRY (Round trip)
First Class Sleeper Train: THB 3,900/person, guests
in one small cabin.
Sleeper Train: THB 3,200/person, sharing in a
big cabin with bunk beds.
Train leaves Bangkok 19.15 hrs., arrives Chumporn
03:58 hrs. Ferrys minibus picks you up at Chumporn
Train Terminal and ferry leaves 07:00 hrs, arriving
on Koh Tao 09:00 hrs.
Tao: Ferry leaves Koh Tao 14:30 hrs., arrives
in Chumporn 16:30 hrs. Train leaves Chumporn 20:45
hrs., arrives Bangkok 06:05 hrs next morning.
6. Chumporn - Koh Tao Coral Grand Resort - Chumporn
The ferry from Chumporn to Koh Tao leaves at 07:00
hrs and 13:00 hrs. The journey takes approx. 1.30-2.00
hrs. THB 1,200/person.
in Samui or Bangkok:
convenience, we are pleased to recommend choices
of transit hotels in Bangkok and Samui via the
voucher(s) will be sent via email when we receive
details of your travel plans.
During the peak period, boat tickets will be up-charged