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Reviewed 11 September 2015

We only stayed at Ban's for one night but we were happy with our stay. We booked a "jungle room" which was nice. The room itself was very clean, the bed was nice, there was a fridge in the room, the wifi worked well, the bathroom was clean, and there was a balcony. The only problem was that we didn't...

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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

I had the most amazing experience with bans diving resort. Thanks George Rogers for the wonderful diving. It was fun to be your student and it was such a great time under the surface. I enjoyed a lot. Cheers Max

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Bans is sweet, it's the right kind of bougie (French pronunciation) for a economically-diverse travellers and an awesome facility to get some diving done. In our group some were diving while others were not and the resort offered every member with exactly what we were looking for. Pools for swimming, great instructors for diving, and an awesome ambiance and location...

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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Bans was a wonderful place to stay for a few days diving. Our group was already qualified so we spent our time getting our Nitrox qualifications and doing some night dives. As it's so focused on diving I wouldn't really recommend staying here if you aren't interested in diving as most people are up early for their dive lessons and...

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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights in hilltop bungalow, I would recommend opting for the hilltop if you like some peace and quiet at night and a bit of exercise walking up the Hill. The room was very comfortable and spacious and we had great views over the jungle. The resort is ideal for diving, we did a few days...

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Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

I don't even know how to begin to explain how good it was staying at bans. From the beautiful villa with the private pool, to being very well looked after when needing to move room, to the quality of the rooms, the food in both restaurants, the customer care shown when doing our open water diving course. Everything was excellent....

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Thank Lisa F
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Ban's is by far the largest dive school on Koh Tao and the grounds of the hotel itself reflect this. We stayed in one of the cheaper fan rooms and it was extremely basic for the price. The pools around the hotel are nice but nearly impossible to swim in as they were always filled with divers receiving instruction. The...

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Koh Tao, Thailand
Reviewed 6 September 2015

My partner and I booked Bans for the PADI Open Water Diver course and we chose well! The course was brilliantly structured and the instructors were of world class standard, Jaffa and Lulu were brilliant, they were professional, supportive and most of all they made the whole experience fun! The rooms were admittedly a little bit of a let down,...

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

I did not stay at the resort but I did eat here for dinner one night. The view of the sunset from the deck tables is unbeatable and the atmosphere is very nice and upscale, but if you are looking for a good tasting meal skip this restaurant. I enjoyed being there but when the food came I was incredibly...

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Los Angeles,CA
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

To put the size of this place in perspective, the hotel is the largest structure on the island. The hotel is nice, the service is good, and you get all the amenities you expect in a resort. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is because the diving was not that great. It was 45+ divers per outing....

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Ban's Technical Diving is operated out of Ban's Diving, Koh Tao, Thailand. Ban's Technical Diving is an award winning DSAT, BSAC, ANDI Technical Instructor Diving Facility. The only Tech Center on Koh Tao (and one of few in the world) that offers DSAT Technical Diving Intructor Courses. Deep Wreck Diving, Cave Expeditions.-Nitrox, Deep, Wreck, Gas Blender, Compressor Operator, Rebreather, Equipment, Emergency Oxygen, Technical Decompression Diving, Cave, Cavern......... ... more   less 

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Address: Haad Sairee, Koh Tao, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Price Range: RM173 - RM314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ban's Diving Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Ban`s Diving Hotel Koh Tao
Bans Diving Hotel
Bans Diving Ko Tao
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#3 Top resorts Hotel in Koh Tao
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
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“Depending of your need (quiet or not), ask for a room close to the dive center (more noisy) or far from the dive center (more quiet)”
 of 5 bubbles Geof_Brussels, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms near infinity pool are a good size, not great if you have mobility problems, as the walk up from the beach is steep.”
 of 5 bubbles den1401, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the "fan only" room. Was relatively sparse but fan kept you cool at night and upgrades to higher-end rooms are available.”
 of 5 bubbles AdamHumperdink, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Eat at the beachfront restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles harryt536, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go for the junglehut houses. It is a bit of a walk, but very beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles alexandert150, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
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