So I am jumping the gun a little with this post! After our adventurous train ride up through the south of Thailand to Surathani we caught the Ferry across to Koh Phanang. Where we had a very relaxing time for 7 nights… Making a clean get away to Koh Tao a day before the chaos of the infamous Full Moon Party! Koh Tao is a pretty small Island itself but right next to it is an even smaller island Koh Nang-Yuan which is fantastic for a spot of snorkeling or diving. Unfortunately I was still getting over a cold so diving was not on the cards for us but snorkeling was all good! After a fifteen minute water taxi ride, we made it and our taxi driver would pick us up again at three. Service with a smile for only 400 Baht return!
The water here was crystal clear as well as clean and there were plenty of fish all shapes and sizes to keep oneself occupied for hours! Up until we came here we had been really disappointed with the beaches on both Koh Phanang and Koh Tao. Maybe we were expecting too much I am not really sure, but I half imagined the two Islands to have waters like the Caribbean. This of course set me up for a big let down, and I realised I was expecting to much and that this is not the Caribbean! However on this little island the water was just as nice and the snorkeling was just as good.