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Hoppidy Hop in Thailand

Koh Tao

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The first I visited, and most fabulous island out of the three, in my opinion. I absolutely loved Koh Tao. I stayed there over two weeks and didn’t find myself wishing I was anywhere else at all, even when I was doing absolutely nothing. Koh Tao has a charm that sucks you in and makes you never want to leave. This island has it all (well, maybe not so much culture- but what paradise island does?). Stunning beaches (make sure you visit more than just Sairee), Great nightlife, shopping, diving and plenty of off-the-beaten-track places to explore. Grab yourself a motorbike and have fun dipping and diving up the mountains and down the hills to the hidden gems it has to offer. If you want to totally escape, drive up to Mango Lookout Point. The view will take your breath away and you will want to sit on those beanbags, in the sun, doing nada, the entire day. My favourite beach was Aow Leuk, the snorkelling there is unreal. Literally just off the beach you can see thousands of fish, rays and even small sharks. It’s incredible. Koh Tao is world famous for its diving. Thailand boasts some of the best diving spots in the world, and it’s one of the cheapest place to get your PADI. I couldn’t recommend it enough. One of the best things I have ever done. A relaxing morning sunbathe, followed by an afternoon dive. Dinner overlooking the ocean and fire dancing on the beach ’till late, with a couple of cocktails in hand. Life couldn’t really get that much more perfect. Koh Tao will always have a special little place in my heart, and I will cry every time I have to leave, that’s for sure!

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Koh Samui

To be honest, I cannot see what the fuss is about. Koh Samui is probably the most overrated destination in the whole of South East Asia. If you like seedy, tacky, packed out holiday resorts with zero culture and absolutely no class, then you’ll love it. A little harsh I hear you say? Not at all. The best thing about this island was the Football Golf. If you do find yourself unfortunate enough to be stuck in Koh Samui, grab some long socks, get yourself a hugely overpriced taxi to Chewang and have a game. You’ll thank me.

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PS. If you’re after a Thai bride, head to Samui.

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Koh Phangan

What an awesome little island. I wasn’t really sure what to expect but it was a pleasant surprise. The scenery was beautiful, we hired motorbikes and drove around the island. Koh Phangan has a really cool little character, with a tonne of fun stuff to do. Aside from the obvious nightlife and parties, you can dive in some of the best diving spots, look like an idiot at Koh Phanagan total wipeout and explore the hidden beaches and deserted roads to nowhere. The sunsets I witnessed on this island were some of the best sunsets I have ever seen. There is so much more to this island than Mushroom Mountain, Full Moon and Jungle parties!

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2 comments

  1. I really liked Koh Samui, had a lot of fun, found some nice restaurants and the beaches were lovely. Yes, it is hectic and a bit tacky but isn’t that part of the pleasure of it? Depends what you’re looking for in a holiday, I guess! I like a bit of action.

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