Koh Tao is one of my favourite places in the world! It’s such a chill island and my memories of my previous trip did not overshadow my current adventures 🙂 It was also my wonderful memories of this island that made the very long day of travelling all worth it!
We were up at 3 am in order to catch our flight at 7:25 am. We hand a minor setback due to our hostel not booking our transportation correctly (or at all I suspect), but we were able to catch a cab and made our flight. Its only about an hour from Bangkok to Koh Samui, so we had 4ish hours until our ferry to Koh Tao at 12:30pm. We ate some lunch (I guess it was breakfast time but I had already been up for like 6 hours) at the pier and I read to kill the time. After we boarded the ferry we had about an hour until we reached Koh Tao where we then had to catch a taxi (AKA: the bed of a truck) to our hostel.
Once we checked in, we headed out in search of food 🙂 I was going off of memory but I was pretty sure there were some really good spots along the beach, so we headed that way on our quest. Our final destination ended up being the Lotus Bar (a main hangout/party spot for tourists). After we ate we wandered a bit more and then headed back to our hostel to shower and sleep.
Our second day involved us sleeping in…it was lovely! When we finally got our butts out of bed, we headed to the shops in search of breakfast and towels. I ended up with a mango shake (my absolute favourite) and an awesome towel for super cheap! That’s the BEST part of Thailand…everything is super cheap 😀 Then we hit the beach for the afternoon. I really missed the bathtub temp water, white sand, and the awesome taxi boats.
After an afternoon of lounging in the sun, we grabbed some lunch (I had fried noodles with broccoli and shrimp) and headed back to the room to watch a movie and veg out a bit. Once it was dark and cooler outside, we headed out for dinner (I know, it sounds like we eat alot but I promise we eat at normal intervals in a day lol). We decided on some delicious Indian food because butter chicken and garlic naan has become a staple during our travels. After dinner we walked the streets and ended up back at the Lotus Bar for the fire show. One of my favourite things in this world are fire dancers…it’s mesmerizing and I love it.
This left us showering at 12:30am and led to us sleeping in the next morning.
When we finally woke up, we started our morning with another mango shake and headed back to the beach for more lounging in the beautiful sun.
We also ended up having more butter chicken for lunch lol It was just so damn delicious! After we felt we had baked for long enough, we headed to the market to grab some snacks for our long journey to Krabi the next morning. We couldn’t find what we wanted but we ended up with some crackers, peanut butter, oreos, and chips. Then we headed back to our room for our chill time lol Laying in the sun sure is exhausting 😉
Later in the evening we headed out to soak up one of the beautiful sunsets that Koh Tao has to offer 🙂
We decided that we weren’t very hungry, so we just finished the night off with a banana nutella pancake and a mango shake before heading back to our room to pack, shower, and sleep 😀
**In case you are counting…that’s five banana nutella pancakes!