Today we have come to the island of koh Tao it cost us 600 baht each for one way and took around 1 and 1/2 hours by ferry so far I like it much more than koh Samui how ever there is less sight seeing things to do and more about the snorkelling and diving, it is more expensive here than on koh Samui the room are on avarage 700 – 1,000 baht a night but we found a very small place that also has it’s own restaurant for 600baht a night all prices are based on 3 people sharing for 1 person it is more like 500 a night and for 2 it was 600 a night so made more sense to share and find a cheap one. Even the 7 elevens here are more expensive for example normal a large bottle of fanta is 28baht here it is 32baht and same with the toasties 25 normally 33 baht here.
But so far it is much more relaxing with better beaches and more things like restaurants and bars too chose from. We have booked and paid for a trip to koh nang yuan this cost us 800 baht each this included the entry fee to the island 100, the boat to and from the island as well as stopping at aow muang ( mango bay ) and stopping to snorkel at different locations with use of there snorkelling equipment, it also included lunch, tea or coffee, fresh fruit and water. So all in all a good deal considering it would cost you 500 each to get there and back to the island plus a 100 to get on to the island plus food and drink and only that one place you stop at where as this one stops at different locations for snorkelling. The trip starts at 10am and gets you back for 4:30pm as the island close at 5pm.
This was my view as I was writing this on the beach so peaceful and quite and very empty at this end. We had the best pancakes for dinner from a street stall man he had the most choices of toppings I have seen so far from the pancake men in Thailand I decided to go wild and have bannana, Nutella and peanut butter it was yummy as. We haven’t decided so far what to do later or tonight but I think we want to rent some scooters or something and explore the island more.
As I said yesterday we booked a trip to nyang yuan island with snorkelling if you check my last post it has all the details about the trip including prices and times but we did stop at more places to snorkel than I said yesterday but I can’t remember the bay names to the other ones but they were all just as good. I would really recommend this trip as when we got to the island we found there wasn’t much other than some expensive bars and restaurants so paying 500 return on a boat plus the 100 island fee and food and drink it would have worked out much more than 800 like we paid. The staff on the boat were very friendly and accommodating and the trip was an all round fun day that was really worth the money we paid.
The island it’s self was one of the most beautiful islands I have ever seen, it was very calm and relaxing and looked just like an excluded tropical island. We walked all the way to the view point of the island to get an amazing view even though we did get lots of bites from this and was very hard to do in the heat as it’s steps all the way up and then when you get to the top you have to do a bit of rock climbing to get to the top rock to see the view, it was amazing but if you are very unfit like me or have asthma it can really tire you out with how hot it was and how steep the steps really are.