I was in Koh Samui, Thailand

After Pattaya, I flew to Koh Samui. This tiny but enormously gorgeous island is renowned for its white sandy beaches and natural beauty. It didn't disappoint. I was here only for 3 nights, but I spent them well. 

Day 1
I went on an island safari where they took us to a few temples, an elephant trek, a waterfall, the highest point in Samui, and the Hin Ta and Hin Yai {Thai for Grandfather and Grandmother} rocks. These are natural rock formations in the shape of male and female genitalia. Mother Nature has a sense of humor!

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Baby elephant hugs at the Safari.

Highest point in Samui

Grandmother Rock

Grandfather Rock

Day 2

I went snorkeling! I signed up with a tour agency who take you to Koh Nang Yuan and Koh Tao, two islands close to Koh Samui, where you can sightsee and snorkel. We went in a speedboat. The ride itself was one of the most beatific experiences I've had. It takes one and a half hour to reach Nang Yuan, and I spent that time just drinking in the sights of turquoise waters, green hilly islands and the vast blue sky painted with white clouds, all around us.

Koh Nang Yuan

We had a brilliant guide called Wai. When we reached Koh Nang Yuang, he informed us that it belongs to a private businessman {!!!} and that we had a certain amount of time in which he recommended us to first walk up to the highest point of Nang Yuan, then come down and go snorkeling into the water by the beach. 
I did just that. 

On the way to the highest point, on top of a hill.

Finally there!

View from the top
Koh Tao
Next, they took us to Koh Tao, where we had lunch and were told we could jump into the waters here and snorkel. This was awe-inspiring {and more than a little overwhelming} as we were in the middle of the ocean and you see great big coral reefs and the scary depth of the waters when you put your head in. 

After the first location {top}, they took us to another location just two minutes away, on the same island, where we were given a bigger chunk of ocean and more time {an hour!} to snorkel. 

All that snorkeling is exhausting, I tell you! Anyhoo. That was it. Another blissful 90 minute speed boat ride back to the pier and then back to the resort and beach for a massage!

Day 3

Since I was leaving this beautiful island {sob, sob} in the afternoon, I spent time at the beach and in the island's only mall, Central Festival.

The beach strip in front of my resort.
Central Festival Mall

And that was the end of my stay in Koh Samui. Next: The most beautiful airport in the world, and Bangkok.
 I'll be doing a post with tips on Thailand, so look out for that!


Shabana Feroze

1 comment:

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