17th – 20th May 2016
After waiting at the ferry port in Chumpon for nearly 3 hours we were finally allowed to board the boat, which was fairly empty meaning we could spread out and lay down. Me and Lauren went outside and sat with our legs hanging off the boat for a while before going back inside to sleep. 3 hours later we awoke to the boat slowly pulling into what can only be described as paradise…
There are three piers on Koh Tao, the one furthest from Sairee beach is the Songserm pier, the next Lompraha and the last Seatran. Of course we were the furthest away but it was still only a 5 minute walk to our hostel ‘Koh Tao Central’. We had an hour until check in so we headed across the road to Reef Bar where we got 10% discount for some breakfast. Once it was time to check in we ditched our bags and headed straight for the beach where we spent the afternoon sunbathing and swimming in the sea. In the evening we went out and had a few drinks with the people from our hostel and ended up at a place called High Bar which was loads of fun especially as there was a massive thunderstorm on our way there which meant everyone got absolutely soaked!
The next few days consisted of pretty much the same thing, get up, go to the beach for the day and then back to the hostel before going out for drinks. The second night the three of us walked down to Sairee beach to a bar called Lotus and had a few buckets and watched the fire show which was really cool. Our last night in Koh Tao started off us drinking with a few others in another hostel called Taco Shack and ended up with a group of us skinny dipping in the sea at about 1 in the morning #livinglifeontheedge 😂 oh and we had THE most amazing burger ever from Reef Bar, it was amazing.
As our ferry to Koh Phangan wasn’t until the afternoon we still had half a day left on Koh Tao. As it was so hot we wanted to get out the heat so decided to go and get a massage which was interesting to say the least! Lauren got a foot massage which ended up halfway up her legs and also having her back cracked whilst me and Daniel chose to get a full body massage which ended up with a woman walking over our backs cracking them and literally throwing us around like rag dolls. I felt very sore the next day!
Our time in Koh Tao was so chilled, we didn’t get up to much but it was so nice to just have nothing to do and be able to relax on the beach! Our next stop was Koh Phangan where things got a lot more interesting!