Resorts surrounded in jungle harmonise with boulder filled tropical landscapes whilst offering a surprisingly high level of accommodation, eating and
nightlife options. The amazing diving that has made the island famous over the last decade raised the standards in resorts and restaurants, so much so that on a walk down Mae Haad main
street, you could experience cuisine from over 10 nationalities at everything from a street vendor stall to a contemporary modern restaurant-come-dance music club!
Another great thing
about the island's small size and remoteness is that it has kept away the hoards, appealing to a more independent type of traveller, thus there are still plenty of old skool bamboo bungalows
to be found in amongst the A/C palaces and the Southern Thai island vibe is as strong as it ever was, making the place seem like time just stops there; unless there's a cock fight or
beach BBQ going down! That said the nightlife on Tao is definitely some of the best in South Thailand, with excellent established venues, quality soundsystems and the cream of the Gulf's
DJs, visiting or holding residencies.
So whether you want to dive at some of Asia's best sites, chill out on a deserted beach or wine, dine & party the night away in unique stylish
venue – the Turtle can provide it all; and if you stay there for a while you get to realise that Tao has had that boutique vibe long enough to have invented it!