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Ko Tao Surat Thani Thailand
A paradise for snorkelers and divers, Koh Tao has innumerable bays and beaches for you to fall in love. Famously known as the Turtle Island, you can also volunteer for elephants and visit the turtle conservation as well as hatching centers that are here. Sairee Beach, Aow Leuk Bay, Chalok Bay are among the most popular chilling places where you can see the turquoise water and the golden beaches. And don't forget to take a ride on a long-tail boat!
Nangyuan Island Dive Resort Surat Thani Thailand
Koh Nang Yuan IslandOnce we were content, we made our way back onto our boats and slowly made our way past Shark Island, Tanote Bay and finally stopped at our last stop Freedom Bay and while it was the smallest coast line I have ever seen, it was beautiful. There were several small trees by the tiny coast that made it seem like nature compartmentalized the beach into tiny coaches and each group picked their coach and we sat by the sand and watched the sun set gradually. We had a jolly good time by the coast and as the evening set in, we made our way back to sairee beach. It was truly a day well spent. Of course, as we made our way back to our resort we realised we needed a good dose of pampering after the exhausting day and we made our way to our hotel massage and spa and got lovely Thai massages.If Koh Tao hadn’t won our hearts already, the small island’s night life was astounding. The quite shacks by the beach during the day transform into happening party scenes by night with the best of music and entertainers from Jugglers to fire blowers. Refreshed from our massages, we went all out to explore the tiny joints and had a ball.The Party Island - Koh Phangan
Tanote Bay Thailand
Tanote BayOur second day in Koh Tao, we planned a day long island hopping snorkeling trip starting with the lovely Koh Nang Yuan island where a beautiful strip of sand connects two tiny islands and the endless blues of waters on either side. It was gorgeous to say the least. While I learnt later that this is a natural occurrence in several beach countries, this was my first time and it was one of the marvelous things I have the chance to experience. On either side, you could face and tiny waves come in crashing at your feet. There was not much else I could ask for.However, the weather came in every now and then to play a spoilsport and by the time we were to leave the island for our next island Mango Bay, the ocean had swelled up to twice its size. Since our boatman seemed quite confident we stepped in to our boat. As soon as we got in he started pulling out life jackets and asked us to put them on and we were all left speechless. Biting all our words and fears we quietly put them on and as we left the bay and the boat rocked away making its way to the endless ocean.The boat took it one wave at a time and every single landing crashed a little more ferociously than the previous one. The first few crashes were fun as water sprayed from all sides but as it went on and on, our hearts lurched up and down along with it as well. As we moved further and further away from the land and all we could see was the blues of the water, an uneasy silence spread across the boat like we all had started uttering our prayers at the same time. Luckily, we were moving away from the storm and the waves settled in after a good one hour by which time we were drenched in water but also washed away with relief with the gentle rocking of the boat. They should use the word “Gentle” in bold and italics when the phrase is used for without the gentleness its plain scary. But it made for one memorable experience in retrospection.As we moved away from the storm, we realised that the bay was completely inaccessible due to the storm. We swiftly moved to our next stop. But since we really wanted to snorkel, the boatman suggested anchoring the boat further away from the bay and asked us to jump into the ocean with our life jackets and gear and asked to snorkel away to our hearts content. He insisted that there was nothing to fear and to be very honest after that rocky boat journey all we wanted to do was reach land and kiss the sand but we figured we might as well do it all the way.The bravest of us all jumped first assured us she was not dying and one by one we got into the waters and it was enchanting. The waters were crystal clear and as the boatman poured in more and more fish food from above, we managed to catch a varied school of fishes and I also captured my first underwater video, thank you Go Pro for that.