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Next morning we caught the first flight out to Surat Thani and from there took a bus to the pier for a launch crossing to the idyllic island of Koh Samui. There are counters at the arrivals hall in the airport itself which allow you to purchase 2-in-1 tickets (bus and ferry) which makes life very easy.
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Ko Pha-ngan Surat Thani Thailand
Full Moons and Exploring: Koh Phangan (4 days. Half of which will be spent trying to remember who you are) Ok, so this addition doesn’t quite fit into the rough trail I’ve created. To get over to Koh Phangan from Krabi is quite a journey (6 hours but will probably take longer) and you will get squeezed into tourist buses that resemble hot tin cans. The island is infamous for Full Moon Parties which you’ll either love or hate (Alex and I loved it…) but why not add it to your Bucket List? The Full Moon Party is huge, disorientating, fun, wild and confusing. Buckets, fluro body paint, pumping beats – you get the picture! Don’t stay on Haad Rin if you don’t want to have music blasting till your ears bleed (although the food is amaze) and choose to reside on the otherside of the island. Haad Yao or Haad Salad are better alternatives with relaxed vibes and reggae cafes. Wander the long endless beaches and indulge in sandy massages, with a dose of secretive beach bars. Koh Phangan really provides a balance of crazed party times and relaxed exploring!
Ko Tao Surat Thani Thailand
Effortless and fuss-free, Thailand is everyone's favourite destination to dive and Koh Tao is the place to go if you are looking for a good deal. The stiff competition amongst dive-centres means excellent rates for dive-packages, although the instructor-student ratio is usually not brilliant.
Lamai Beach Surat Thani Thailand
Chewang was by far the most happening beach place we had seen and we relaxed at our hotels and moved around in the street. As evening set in we were asked to go to Ark Bar, one of the party places by the beach in Chewang apparently. While it was definitely not happening when we went, we all had a good game of pool by the beach.
Khao Sok National Park Khlong Sok Surat Thani Thailand
Spend a night at a rainforest bungalow at the Khao Sok National Park
Samui Mart Ang Thong Surat Thani Thailand
The next day we got up late and had a leisurely lunch and some indulgent massages. We dropped into the Samui Mall and then walked around the town buying souvenirs for folks back home. In the evening, one of my friends who was teaching in Samui at the time, came to meet us and took us to the Night Market. We went by tuk-tuk and the moment we got off she handed us cocktails off a cart by the roadside! How cool was that!We walked the market, fending off entreaties from sellers to buy stuff and clicking photos of the street food and this beautiful lady performing a traditional Thai dance. When we got tired of walking we had dinner at a gorgeous Italian place by the sea and came back to our hotel.
Cabaret Paris Follies หมู 2 Bo Put Surat Thani Thailand
No Thailand trip is complete without their infamous Ladyboy show, was it. So, we did our research and found out that we were pretty much at the best place to watch one of their best shows in Paris Follies Cabaret. They have two shows every night and while there is no charge to enter, purchasing a drink is mandatory. The show was very decent and a fun experience. A must if I say so in Koh Samui.
Coco Hut Village Surat Thani Thailand
10) Swinging it like the 60's- Head over to Coco Beach, to see the swings between coconut trees, across the expanse of a beautiful coastline by a calm sea. The sea has various shows where the water changes various shades of blue and green depending on the time of the day. The calm and serene beach, coupled with swings, brings a childlike thrill to spending the day like a beach bum.
Island Gem Picnic Ko Samui District Maret Ko Samui Surat Thani Thailand
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Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks Ko Samui Surat Thani Thailand
However, what caught my fascination was the Hin Ta and Hin Yai Rocks. While rock formations across Thailand is no surprise, but these ones were unique because they were rocks in the shape of male and female genitals fondly called by the locals as Grandpa (Ta) and Grandma (Yai) rocks. Legend has it that it was an old couple who lived with their son who had come of age in the southern part of the district. In their pursuit to find a suitable girl to ask for a hand in marriage, the couple set out on a boat across to a neighbouring province.
Thale Nai Ang Thong Surat Thani Thailand
9) Catching the Emerald Lake in a hidden Lagoon- Did you know that this little lagoon/lake is connected to the sea via the underground. The little hills cover the lagoon on all sides, and it has a tiring hike to be done to see this little view. The Thale Nai saltwater lake, is part of the Angthong Islands trail.