Beautiful sun, sea and sand
30.03.2010 - 05.04.2010 32 °C
Situated halfway down Thailands east coast, adjacent to Koh Phang Nhang and Koh Samui, Koh Tao (otherwise known as Turtle Island) is known predominantly for it's fantastic scuba diving.
We stayed just off Sariee Beach, the largest beach on the island. Sariee Beach is lined with bungalows and bars, and a wide range of scuba diving options. Due to the cheap accommodation options it's also the main backpacker area. Even though where we stayed was basic to say the least, the shear beauty of the island made up for it. I did as many dives as I could while I was there, and let me tell you the diving was excellent! I saw giant turtles, blue spotted rays, lots of reef sharks, moray eels and even a rare sighting of some bryder whales!
During the evenings we would usually head down to one of the beach restaurants, and then on to one of the many bars where there would usually be displays of live music and fire dancing – awesome!
The Sariee Beach is naturally quite a busy area, so we decided to head for some seclusion and travel across to Coral Bay on the other side of the island. We were given a warm welcome by the staff, and the views from our bungalow were absolutely stunning – true paradise.