Koh Samui: same place, different time

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Beach huts we stayed in

Feeling absolutely exhausted, we mounted onto the ferry towards Koh Samui. This trip on Koh Samui was similar to the one I did about a month earlier. As I had raved about some specific beach huts on the island before deciding to join them on the island, I ended up staying in the exactly the same spot. Our first day consisted of eating, lying on the beach and sleeping.

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Hin Yai

After a descent amount of the sleep, feeling fresh the next day, we started to explore the Island. Again, we hired some motorbikes and drove to a famous landmark: Hin ta and Hin Yai on Lamai beach. This is an odd tourist attraction. Basically, it is some fascinating rock formations known as Grandpa (Ta) and Grandma (Yai), which look, respectively, like male and female genitalia. It was just amusing how many people were here, taking photos and posing. With clear blue skies and cliff faces, the view beyond this was beautiful. Down the road, not far from here is the Pueng Waterfall, which I did go to before but didn’t climb to the top. I am a slight sucker for waterfalls, I just love the beauty and water gushing and glistening in  the sun.

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Pueng Waterfall

Then we went for a leisurely driving in search of food, where we found a quiet market. In the afternoon, we drove for miles and miles beach hopping to Nathon beach. On our way back to the hostel, we met some friends from our training at Hin Ta and Hin Yai, where they planned to watch the sunset. Unfortunately, it wasn’t thought out as the sunsets on the other side of the Island. While we were here, we bumped into some different friends. Next to here is a small place called the Rock Bar, which we walked through and climbing onto the huge stone to see the sea beyond the horizon.

Once we had food, we strolled towards central Lamai town for a few drinks before heading back.

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Coral Cove

The following day, we carried on exploring the Island, mainly beaches on motorbikes. We beach hopped from Coral Cove, which was more rocks to climb than an actually beach but the view was incredible in both direction, to Chaweng beach, where we enjoyed a spot of lunch in a local cafe. After, we headed to Bophut beach, which has a fisherman’s village, where there are fish restaurants to dine in or markets with souvenirs and clothes or quaint gift shops. The beach area was extremely quiet as the seaside wasn’t spectacular due to the sea being dirty and with a disappointing view.  We decided we wanted to see the Sunset on beach so we drove to Nathon Beach on the west side but as the sun was disappearing the clouds covered the sky.

In the evening, we ate at Harry’s Restaurant, which is in Lamai town centre. Here, they have a wide variety of foods where they give huge portions at a cheap price. Then we motorbiked to downtown Chaweng to meet some of our other friends. I had such an unexpected great night, where we played pool, experienced different bars, received free drinks, wandered around, lost some of my friends, danced and met some guys from England. I was on the Red Bull all night as I had to drive back to our hut. By the time I hit the pillow, it was about three-thirty in the morning.

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Nathon Beach

On our last day in Koh Samui, we had a chilled day, where we meandered along the beach to Lamai town, devoured food at Harry’s, relaxed while enjoying a Thai massage, bathe in the refreshing sea and laid among the golden sand. Somehow we had forgotten our shoes so our feet burned in the process on the blazing pavements in the town.IMG_6437

Thailand is home to many astonishing Island and I am so bless to have the opportunity to travel for a couple of weeks around three of the most popular ones: Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. Even though I have done two of these previously, I still found new places to explore and had new experiences with different friends.

I will be back to see these sights again in the future.

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