We are delighted
to announce our partnership with Crystal Dive
Resort, Koh Tao's premier PADI diving centre.
Crystal has been established in Koh Tao for over
10 years and continues to lead the way in providing
dive courses, pro level training and exciting
dive trips for qualified divers.
of both Koh Tao Regal Resort and Crystal Dive
Resort have together created the perfect working
relationship with the two location being within
a 2 minute walking distance. Koh Tao is the "capital"
of Thailand's scuba diving industry and the local
dive sites are some of the most famous in the
whole of Asia.
To Koh Tao
Bangkok Airways (www.bangkokair.com) have flights
from BKK to the neighbouring island of Koh Samui
12 times daily. The flight takes just over an
hour and then from Koh Samui it's just a short
boat ride to Koh Tao.
that in order to catch the boats the same day
you will need to depart from BKK no later than
10.00am. This allows you to catch the Lomprayah
Catarmaran at 12.30pm or the Seatran service at
1.30pm. Both these companies offer a free transfer
to the pier from the airport.
transfers to the pier can be organised inside
Joint bus + boat tickets are available from travel
shops all over Bangkok. Alternatively you can
check at www.lomprayah.com.
Coming from Bangkok, another option to get to
Koh Tao is by overnight sleeper train and speed
ferry. In Bangkok you need to catch either the
6.20pm train to Surat Thani (Train #167) or the
7.30pm train to Nakhon Si Thammarat (Train #85).
Both of these will stop at the port city of Chumphon
from where you need to catch one of the boat services.
station in Bangkok is called "Sa-tarnee Hwalumpong"
and any taxi will be able to take you there. Tickets
can be bought at the station and it's advisable
to arrive a couple of hours before. There is a
tourist information desk at the station entrance
and the guys there speak excellent English. They
will be happy to help you organise your tickets.
This is a free service.
in Chumphon at around 5.00 - 6.00am, there are
several operators who have offices directly on
the platform. From here you can take a free transfer
to the pier as well as organise tickets. The ferry
services start at 7.00am and the crossing takes
just over two hours.
the 2.45pm train to Butterworth (Train #35) will
get to Chumphon around 10.30 - 11.00pm which would
give you the option of staying one night in Chumphon
and then catching the boat the following day.
Koh Tao Regal
Resort offers unrivalled accommodation options.
A choice of Standard, Deluxe Poolside or Superior
rooms each offering luxury, comfort and modern
decor. With wireless internet throughout the complex,
3 swimming pools and stunning views, Koh Tao Regal
Resort is the perfect location.