Trip Start Sep 22, 2010
28Trip End May 17, 2011
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Koh Tao was a diverīs paradise, though we stuck to lounging and swimming. We stayed in our first ridiculous beach bungalow here and explored the tiny islandīs super-steep, dirt roads by motorbike.
We were sad to leave Koh Tao, but could not believe our luck when we arrived at our next bungalow on Koh Phagnan. In addition to our gorgeous accommodation, the lady who ran the place happened to be the best cook in Thailand and we lovingly referred to her as granny. While we continued our lounge and swim routine, we also happened to be on island during the allegedly world famous "full moon party," where upwards of 30,000 people descend onto Hat Rin Beach for a night of debauchery
Krabi was next, and while we had heard great things about it, it surpassed our expectations. Known as a climbing mecca, the turquoise waters surrounding Krabi were pierced by dramatic karsts and strewn by stunning stretches of sand. Phra Nang Beach, our favorite of the trip, is on par with our favorite beaches of all time. We finally decided to participate in something other than lounging, swimming, or eating, and went on a snorkeling trip to several nearby islands. We saw schools of fish and colorful coral, and even saw one of the most poisonous water snakes, which we didnīt realize until we were back in the boat. Ignorance is bliss!