Simple Life runs two resorts on Koh Tao, both situated along Sairee Beach.
Offers a wide range, from dorm rooms to beachfront villas at the south end of Sairee Beach.
Prior to your trip to Thailand, you’ll want to pay your a Doctor a visit and get all your vaccinations up to date.
There’s nothing unusually sinister here, so it’s just the standard suite of jabs for traveling overseas. Plus malaria isn’t an issue in this region, so there’s no need to take malaria tablets.
Over the years there has been a wide range of global outbreaks and health concerns deterring tourists from visiting South East Asia (SARS, Bird Flu, H1N1 etc.). Being insulated on small tropical island we never see any of this, except for the sensationalized news stories on television!
Plus in the highly unlikely event that you do require medical attention, healthcare in Thailand is of a high standard and not expensive (see health and insurance for scuba diving internships in Thailand).
Many gap year visitors traveling through Thailand carry pretty spectacular first aid kits, which look as though they’re equipped to conduct minor field surgery! For sure it’s a sensible idea if you’re planning on visiting remote areas or locations where you’re not certain about healthcare standards.
But for Koh Tao it’s not essential. There are small clinics on almost every street corner which are clean, hygienic and well prepared to deal with your cuts, scrapes, cough and cold, fever or whatever else it might be.
Regarding scuba diving, the dive boat is equipped with a pretty serious first aid kit and all the dive professionals onboard (including yourself by the time you qualify as a Divemaster or PADI Instructor) are certified First Aiders. So again, we’ve got it covered!
Janine | Switzerland
"when you turn around and look at the reef itself, it's so full of life. I saw some of the coolest things." Read more
Lisa & Ash | ZW & UK
"made more friends in that short time on the island and had more fun than we have in 3 years in the UK rat race." Read more
Patty M. | Mexico
"one of the most amazing places I've seen in my life .... Oh man, the shenanigans we got up to underwater!." Read more