Cape Shark Villas at Koh Tao, Surat Thani 

Ko Tao, or Turtle Island, in Surat Thani is famous among locals as a diving destination. It’s home to coral reefs and different sea creatures, especially turtles – thus the island’s name. 

Aside from its beautiful fauna, there is a luxury resort called Cape Shark Villas that has a special offer, allowing guests to stay in a cabin located atop a rocky cliff and enjoy the sea right at their doorstep. 

A secret rock cabin on a clifftop

Every room at Cape Shark Villas is a Bali style villa with a private infinity pool and a terrace to enjoy a stunning sea view. 

Cape Shark VillasImage credit: JACK’s x Traveller

But not a lot of people know that the place has a secret rock cabin that is located right on a rock cliff. 

Cape Shark VillasImage credit: JACK’s x Traveller

This hidden gem is the one and the only offered at the resort. It features a stone house with a private terrace overlooking the sea. 

The house is equipped with all amenities and even has a mini kitchen for you to host a small private party with a romantic view. 

Cape Shark VillasImage credit: Cape Shark Villas

Cape Shark VillasPrivate terrace 
Image credit: Cape Shark Villas

Moreover, you can also enjoy snorkelling at your front door – its like you’ve got your very own private beach. 

Cape Shark Villas
Images adapted from:
@sathitasand, Cape Shark Villas, and JACK’s x Traveller

This stone house is for 2 people and is available for booking on their official website at ฿5,525 (~USD176.30) for a night.

Note: Price may vary according to the season

How to get to Ko Tao 

The only way to get to the island is by boat to the main pier Mea Had. It’s recommended to take a boat trip (from ฿200) from Koh Samui which is the fastest way, taking only an hour to reach here. 

Cape Shark Villas is situated near Sairee Beach which takes about 15-minute driving from the main pier. Other than enjoying the rock cabin, don’t hesitate to join a scuba diving trip at one of the most popular spots called Ko Nangyuan located near to the resort. 

The room is fully booked for now, so hurry up and grab a slot for a future trip and have a wonderful experience here. 

Cape Shark Villas 
Address: 21/9 Ko Tao, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani, Thailand.
Telephone: +66 77 457 121
Cape Shark Villas website | Facebook page

Cover image adapted from (clockwise from left): JACK’s x Traveller, @khunphuu, Cape Shark Villas

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