ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
A PERFECT BLEND OF NATURE AND MODERN COMFORT
At View Point Resort we don’t believe in taming nature. With this in mind, our new generation of Thai designers have artistically crafted beautiful organic spaces that fuse architecture and nature. All constructed by artisan hands using only local raw materials. Each of our Villas and Cottages is uniquely designed around the natural landscape and hence, the astounding beauty of nature’s attributes is integrated into your accommodation.
THE OPEN PLAN DESIGN OF OUR BUILDINGS BRINGS OUR GUESTS’ CLOSER TO NATURE, AND, YOU MUST BE PREPARED TO BE IN CONTACT WITH NATURE!
Our guests’ can relax from sunrise to sunset accompanied by the music of the local birds and gentle sound of the sea. You will hear the call of the toukeis, and you will be amazed by the land crabs that scurry through our beautiful and colorful garden. The land crabs are the “cleanest creatures” on the island as some guests have joked as they often steal the hand-soap from the bathrooms. You may even be visited by our squirrels. Only our quietest guests will be lucky enough to encounter Poo Yai - ‘Big Grandfather’ – the largest of our monitor lizards who roams our resort looking for solitude.
IT MUST BE STRESSED THAT THERE ARE NO DANGEROUS OR POISONOUS ANIMALS ON THE ISLAND, NOTHING BIGGER THAN LIZARDS, CRABS, FROGS, NON-POISONES SNAKES AND INSECTS - THEY ARE TO BE ENJOYED NOT FEARED.
View Point Resort is committed to the implementation of proactive measures to help protect and sustain the local, national and global environment for future generations. By working together we can create a safe and clean environment, and ensure that environmental issues are kept at the forefront of everyone’s mind by giving constant proper attention.
Our aim is to:
• Ensure that everybody within View Point Resort has a duty of care for the environment, its habitats and biodiversity.
• Encourage our employees to work in an environmentally responsible manner.
• Seek to conserve natural resources by ensuring the responsible use of energy and water.
• Reducing, re-using or recycling in areas such as: water consumption, waste materials produced and energy consumption.
• Gain support from our customers’ and ensure that they are made aware of our environment.
• Source products that have minimal environmental impact. These include items such as packaging, recyclable products, local sourcing of services and products and energy efficient electrical equipment.
KOH TAO TRANSLATES AS “TURTLE ISLAND” - SO NAMED BECAUSE OF ITS SHAPE AND the fact that THERE WERE MANy TURTLES LIVING IN THE WATERS IN YEARS GONE BY.
From 1933 to 1947 Koh Tao was used to jail political prisoners. Many were transferred from Koh Tarutao to Koh Tao by reason of its lonely location in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand.
The community in Koh Tao grew as settlers from Koh Samui and Koh Phangan migrated here after 1947 and began cultivating the land. They lived a simple and tough existence harvesting coconuts, fishing and growing vegetables. Despite these difficulties the population grew steadily.
In the 80s the first backpackers discovered Koh Tao and the island became widely known as a tropical paradise and popular tourist destination. With its tropical waters and abundant marine life, Koh Tao began to develop into one of the top scuba diving locations in South East Asia.
CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT
Check-in time: 2.00 pm
Check-out time: 11.00 am - Please re-confirm your departure time one day prior to your departure date with Reception.
Late check-out: It may be possible to arrange a late check-out if your accommodation has not been booked by an in-coming guest. Please check with Reception.
UNAUTHORISED LATE CHECKOUT:
Any unauthorized late check-out will incur a charge (฿ 2’000 per hour).
BOOKING FEE POLICY
View Point Resort requires 100% deposit in order to secure your reservation.
To avoid cancellation fees, cancellation has to take place 31 days prior to your arrival.
For cancellations occurring between 30 and 15 days prior to your arrival date, 50% of the full room deposit will be retained.
For cancellations occurring 14 days or less prior to your arrival date and for no shows, your room deposit will be retained in full.
We regret that no refund will be granted for early check-out of View Point Resort.
CLEARING YOUR BILL
Please settle your hotel bill at Reception the evening before your departure date or allow us 30 min preparation time in the morning. Your bill and room will be checked before departure. Your bill can be settled in cash or Visa and Mastercard only. Please note that American Express is not accepted.
Please note that the additional bedding has to be approved in writing by View Point Resort before arrival - otherwise View Point Resort might deny additional bedding.
For children up to 4 years of age, a free mattress or baby cot can be provided in any room type.
Additional bedding (mattress) is possible in the following rooms only:
Pool Villa 3 - 2 additional mattresses
Pool Villa 5 - 2 additional mattresses
Pool Villa 6 - 2 additional mattresses
An additional surcharge of ฿ 1,500 (between 5 and 18 years old) per mattress per night and ฿ 2,500 (above 18 years old) applies. This covers additional bedding, towels, drinking water and breakfast.
Additional bedding (mattress) is only possible in the following listed rooms:
Deluxe Sea View Cottages (Magical Sunrise) - 1 additional mattres
Deluxe Garden View Cottage - 1 additional mattress
For additional surcharge of ฿ 550 (between 5 and 18 years old) per mattress per night and ฿ 800 (above 18 years old) applies. This covers additional bedding, towels, drinking water and breakfast.
Deluxe Beach Front Cottages - 1 additional mattress
For additional surcharge of ฿ 650 (between 5 and 18 years old) per mattress per night and ฿ 1000 (above 18 years old) applies. This covers additional bedding, towels, drinking water and breakfast.
UPGRADE / DOWNGRADE
Upgrades from one room to another are possible. Please note that you will have to pay the difference between your previous booking and the new chosen room. In case of a downgrade please note View Point Resort will not refund you the difference.
TRAVELS TO VIEW POINT RESORT
Guests are responsible for their travel plans to View Point Resort. It is the guest's responsibility to check that their flight departure and arrival times coincide with any onward travel plans via ferries or buses. View Point Resort does not accept responsibility for any missed buses or ferries due to incompatible timetables. View Point Resort will not provide any refunds or additional night stay due to changes to flight, ferry or bus timetables.
We kindly ask you to refrain from topless and nude sunbathing on the beach and at the swimming pool next to the restaurant area. When in the restaurant and walking around the resort, please cover up - wear a T-shirt, shirt, shorts, sarong etc. Please do not wear swimwear inside the restaurant.
Within the resort all accommodations and facilities are accessible via paved pathways and a number of stairs.
Whilst it is possible to use a buggy on the paved pathways and stairs, it could be considered cumbersome for people with small children when accessing facilities.
View Point Resort kindly asks guests with reduced mobility to contact us before booking.
TRANSFERS FROM / TO THE PIER
View Point Resort provides a free of charge pick-up/drop-off service at the pier for its guests. Please forward your travel information (name of the ferry company, departure city and arriving time) in advance.
BOAT / BUS TIMETABLES TO & FROM KOH TAO
Bus & ferry companies operate from Koh Tao to Chumphon, Koh Phangan, Koh Samui & Surat Thani.