Happy Snapper Restaurant
Grand warmly recommends to you The Happy Snapper
Restaurant. Offering a wide variety of authentic
Thai and International cuisine and freshly caught
seafood, this beachfront restaurant features
sumptuous cuisine in a serene and tropical setting.
Wake up with breakfast and a cooling sea breeze
or enjoy your evening meal watching an inspiring
beverages can also be ordered from the beach,
swimming pool and from the comfort of your room.
Enjoy your meals in a casual, comfortable atmosphere
and take in the beautiful sea view from our
private stretch of beach.... See
food? Want to learn how to make it? Well, you've
come to the right place!
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 of completion!
can be arranged for any group size, and start
at 11:00 (times are flexible). Please contact
reception for more information.
and WiFi Service
The Koh Tao Coral Grand Resort WiFi network
system supports: Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Mac
*basic support is meant for laptops/netbooks
*it may not support all mobile
devices (e.g. smartphones, iPhones)
Our WiFi signal strength depends on power as
well as the number of guests logged on. Because
we are located on a tropical island, the city
power/electricity systems are not always consistent.
Signal strength may also be affected by weather.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Happy Snapper Restaurant
Bar, Mini Bar
Tour Desk, Motor Bike Rentals
Coral Grand Divers Dive School
PADI Diving Courses, Scuba Diving
Boat Tours ,Snorkelling Trips
Wedding on Koh Tao
of the stunning surroundings of Sairee beach
at the Coral Grand 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 style wedding.
you 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 55,000 THB at the beach
of Sairee, Coral Grand Resort. Additionally,
you can choose to stay at our more luxury at
Tao Montra Resort in a beach front villa
at the price 60,000 THB.
Tao - Turtle Island
is a small island covering 21 square km, located
44 Km. North of Koh Pha-Ngan (the fullmoon party
island) and 45 km North East of Koh Samui. It
is rumored that during the 40's it was used
to hold political prisoners captive. Koh Tao's
boom started when it was discovered by the diving
industry. It is a paradise for both beginning
and experienced divers, and also the largest
dive training center in Southeast Asia. Sea
turtles are ever present around the island's
shores, and more turtles are expected to thrive
in the coming years. The "We love Koh Tao"
foundation has been turning their efforts toward
bringing more turtles to the island, and last
year they released 300 baby turtles into the
the island of Koh Tao is a beauty in itself,
the most spectacular scenery can be found in
the underwater world. This is the primary reason
why the island has become a mecca for scuba
divers across the world. Coral reefs, deep off-shore
pinnacles and rock formations can be reached
within ten minutes by boat. Here you can find
rocks that come alive through sponges, anemones,
soft and hard corals around Koh Tao island.
Lucky divers and snorkelers can even spot the
massive, harmless whale sharks in season, or
manta rays and turtles while swimming among
schools of exotic fish. To those unwilling to
scuba dive but dying to see the underwater world,
snorkeling gear is available all over the island.
With a water temperature between 27 - 30 degrees
Celsius one easily falls in love with the sea.
those who don't like water sports and only plan
to stay for a day or so, the Thai food on the
island is amazing. Pizza or a tender steak with
good wine are some of the more popular dinner
choices. The sunsets of Koh Tao are known as
some of the most spectacular to watch, and places
to relax and view them while having a sundowner
are easy to find.
Koh Tao is remote to a point (90 minutes) from
the mainland, there is an abundance of ATM's
on the island located in Chalok Ban Khao, Sairee
Village and Maehaad town. All the ATMs accept
international credit card withdrawals and are
rarely offline. There are also licensed currency
exchange facilities throughout the island as
well as two Siam City Bank exchange facilities
again in Sairee villege and Maehaad town. Credit
cards, particularly Visa and Mastercard, are
widely accepted throughout the island.
on Koh Tao is generally pleasant all year around,
with temperatures varying from 25 to 34 degrees
Celsius. From February until October, the temperature
averages of 32 to 38 degrees, but from July
until September, there can be some heavy showers,
which for the most part seem to hit early morning
or late afternoon.
Warm season from February until May
Rainy season from the end of September until
Cooler season from October until January
climate is quite humid all year round, but fortunately
Koh Tao, being a tropical paradise also gets
a refreshing sea breeze every now and then stretching
in from the Gulf of Thailand. If you are planning
a trip to Koh Tao soon and want to plan your
diving and vacation a little better, you can
check out the weather forecast at KohSamui.org
are the best places that you can go for on Koh
night life places . bars , night clubs?
island is Koh Nangyuan, which is very small
but very famous and beautiful. It is actually
made up of three small islands connected by
sand bars and is definitely worth a day trip
(easily booked through our reception). As for
night life, there is the beach nightlife centered
around Sairee Beach, with Lotus Bar being the
most popular (with fire shows) and nightlife
that is more about clubbing, in Chalok, with
Castle being a popular place for dancing.
have yoga places ?
Tao has a couple of places to do yoga, such
as Shambhala yoga centre near Blue Wind on Sairee,
and New Heaven in Chalok.
Thai boxing places . with private trainer?
two Thai boxing gyms that I know of: Island
Muay Thai (thai boxing AND western-style gym)
in Sairee and another small gym in Mae Haad.
is the best beaches on koh tao isalnd?
has many beautiful beaches. The most popular
are Sairee (the largest), Freedom Beach, and
the smaller Mango Bay.
To Koh Tao Via Koh Samui
way to Koh Tao is to fly Bangkok Airways which
fly directly to Samui from Bangkok, Krabi, Phuket,
Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and a number of other
at Koh Samui, one can arrange transfer to through
the airport information desk. Samui can only
be reached by boat as there is no airport on
Koh Tao(Map). We recommend the 1.30-2.00 hours
voyage by either the Lomprayah Catamaran or
the Seatran Discovery which leave twice daily
for Koh Tao (Map). There are other options available
via other boats, but these are by far the fastest
and best ways to reach Koh Tao Map. Regardless
of which option you choose you should be aware
that the last boat leaving Koh Samui for Koh
Tao is 12 noon.
catamaran leaving Koh Tao is at 3pm daily, so
any onward flight bookings/reservations should
ideally be scheduled for after 6pm to allow
for any unforeseen delays. Transfers from the
piers to the airport are readily.
for minimal sums and in some cases included
in the catamaran pricelist.
possible to travel by night ferry from Chumporn
(see Koh Tao Map)via MV.Talaysub leaving 23.00
hrs every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. This
takes approx. 6 hrs., there are 40 comfortable
bunk beds which can be booked in advance.
way you choose, you can book directly through
the above links online or you can book all your
transfers through Koh Tao Coral Grand Resort.
Getting to Chumphon from Bangkok is very simple
either by train or a comfortable VIP bus. Both
options can easily be booked in Bangkok or online.
Again Lomprayah Catamaran offers two Koh Tao
trips to Koh Tao and Seatran Discovery offers
one trip to Chumphon daily and the price includes
the transfer to Koh Tao.
Travellers from Phuket & Krabi typically
pass through Suratthani, which is a long and
at times uncomfortable journey in a minibus.
Boat options are very limited and the only direct
boat is a little dubious even at the best of
times. This night boat leaves Suratthani every
night at 11 pm. We do not recommend coming to
Koh Tao (Map) this route but recommend you fly
from either Phuket or Krabi directly to Koh
to Coral Grand @ Koh Tao
Grand dive centre has been awarded the prestigious
PADI Golden Palm IDC Centre 5 star award. Having
been established on the Island for over eight
years the Coral Grand Divers dive center has
already set new standards for organisation,
safety, professionalism and accommodation both
in luxury and budget types.
courses from beginner to professional level,
are taught by a team of highly experienced multi-lingual
PADI Diving Instructors using the latest teaching
methods together in a sound learning and fun
environment. All of our customers are automatically
covered by our insurance policy and we are also
proud to be a sponsor of the local SSS Recompression
our dive boats on Koh Tao are custom built and
designed exclusively for Coral Grand Divers,
ensuring a safe and comfortable journey to the
day's diving and snorkeling destinations. This
makes your diving holidays on Koh Tao an unforgettable
experience for both scuba diving and snorkelling.
Our emphasis is on small groups and providing
personal attention; this ensures an enjoyable
and pleasurable experience. See
Divers is one of Koh Tao's most progressive
dive centres. It is situated on Sairee Beach,
which is the most popular beach on the Island
and has plenty of restaurants and night life.
Coral Grand Divers Koh Tao offers all PADI dive
courses from beginner to professional levels
in Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, French,
German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Swedish and
beneath the surface...
The underwater world of Thailand is filled with
curious looking creatures of all sizes, colours
and shapes. From the petite Clownfish in its
Sea Anemone host to the gentle sea Turtle that
feeds on the sponges and underwater plants.
All of this is awaiting your discovery once
you become a scuba diver.
Grand Divers, skills are introduced in a safe
and relaxed environment in our large swimming
pool or secluded bay. All courses are performance-based,
allowing you to progress at a pace you feel
comfortable with. We put a lot of emphasis on
making the experience enjoyable and fun to make
you feel at ease. The confidence you gain from
your training will have you prepared and excited
for your first Open Water dives.
Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) THB 3000* One day
notice before start
course is designed for those who would like
to try a diving experience during their vacation
without having to commit to a course or who
are unsure as to whether diving would be an
enjoyable experience for them. A DSD involves
2-dives to a maximum depth of 12m (36ft) under
the guidance of a certified PADI Instructor
or 6m (18ft) under the guidance of a certified
PADI Divemaster. This course requires one days
notice prior to start.
Scuba Diver (SD) THB 7000
course is specifically designed for those who
do not have the time or do not wish to spend
4-days studying and training during their vacation.
This is a 2-day course involving three academic
sessions, three-confined water sessions (swimming
pool or bay) and two open water dives to a maximum
depth of 12m (36ft). Although certified as a
PADI SD, this license requires that PADI Scuba
Divers must dive under the supervision of a
PADI professional. This course starts everyday
at 15:00 hrs.
Open Water Diver (OW) THB 9800
Water course (OW) is the first entry-level course
to PADI certification; is a 4-day course; consists
of five academic sessions, five confined water
sessions (swimming pool or bay) and four open
water dives to a maximum depth of 18m under
the guidance of a certified PADI Instructor.
After completion of the OW course, students
become internationally recognized certified
divers and may then dive without professional
supervision. This course starts everyday at
Advanced Open Water Diver (AOW) THB 8500
Open Water Course (AOW) is a 2-day course that
takes the Open Water Diver to the next level.
This course offers 5 dives of which the deep
dive and the underwater navigation dive are
mandatory dives whilst the student may select
any 3 dives such as photography, search and
recovery, peak performance buoyancy, night diving,
naturalist to name just a few. After completion
of the AOW course, the student receives AOW
certification and may dive to a maximum depth
of 30 metres. This course requires one days
notice prior to start.
First Response (EFR) THB 4500
First Response (EFR) course is a pre-requisite
to entering the PADI Rescue Diver course in
which the student learns to manage everyday
general accidents, dive emergencies and CPR.
This is a 1-day academic course. This course
requires one days notice prior to start.
Rescue Diver (RESC) THB 9500
Rescue Diver (Resc) takes AOW divers towards
entirely new level of diving where managing
and preventing problems to others makes the
Rescue Diver a much more aware diver. Probably
the most satisfying of all PADI courses, the
PADI Rescue course is a 3-day course that involves
academic and rescue scenarios that raises the
divers level of confidence in their own abilities
to assess, handle and manage emergencies. This
course requires one days notice prior to start.
Divemaster (DM) THB 25500
Divemaster (DM) course is the first step to
becoming a PADI professional and a dive leader.
As a PADI DM, the student takes diving to a
greater level learning more academically and
practically about the business of diving, assisting
PADI Instructors as well as improving their
own diving skills to a professional level. This
is an eight-week internship programme to take
DM learning to incorporate essential skills
beyond the PADI level.
Instructor Development Course (IDC)
Instructor Development Course (IDC) prepares
candidates to work as Assistant Instructors
and/or Open Water Scuba Instructors. The PADI
IDC combines previously learned dive theory
and skills with additional training so that
you may implement the PADI system while teaching
in the classroom and confined or open water
environments. The PADI IDC begins with independent
learning and encompasses both the Assistant
Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba
Instructor (OWSI) program.