I could get used to this
04.08.2010 - 08.08.2010 30 °C
After a very loooooooong day of travelling which included two ferries and numerous buses we arrived in Ko Phangan around 7pm. Once again the frantic questions of "where you going? where you stay?" were shouted as we tried to leave the ferry. Spoke to a nice lady who recommended Haad Yao Resort. So we hoped in a Tuk-Tuk and made our way there. Opted to try and survive without A/C in order to keep the cost down, got a lovely room with fan at the bargain price of 10quid a night. Now i'm sure many of you reading this won't believe how nice the rooms are, but we have photographic evidence!
Staying in the north west corner of the island away from the crazy full moon party nights. The beach has a row of various bars/bungalow resort places. There isn't anything to do here other than enjoy the sunshine, sand and sea. The sunset is gorgeous and we decided that we quite liked it here, and added and extra night onto our stay
I've managed to catch a cold which has meant we can't do any diving, but after our phi phi experience, that might not be a bad thing. Still can't help but feel i'm missing out.
On our last day we hired a moped and explored the island - made it feel much smaller. We went to Koh Ma but decided against snorkelling as the water was pretty choppy. Next we went to the largest waterfall on the island...which was ironically without any water. There was however a viewpoint, which we climbed up to (in flip flops...not easy) and got a birds-eye view of the entire island. We then went down to Haad Rin where the full moon (and any other moon parties) take place. We made a wise choice staying in the north-west coast, we were rather unimpressed with Haad Rin as a resort, but I imagine if you're going for a party then that's the place to be.
Don't want to leave, but we have to...one more island and then we're Bangkok Bound!