Snorkeling all day!
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Destination, Monkey Beach! We went out with the dive group from Fisherman's Divers and they dropped us off at Monkey Beach just 5 minutes boat ride south of Salang Bay. The other way to get here is through the 1 hour rocky and hilly trail. Monkey Beach is very nice. It is quiet and deserted. If you get here in the morning, they won't be anybody else probably until noon. Most snorkelers do not come to the beach. During low tide, you can see the slightly brownish yellow sand. But at high tide, there's not much beach. So be careful when because we almost lost our lunch packs and snorkel gears while we were napping at the beach! The beach is actually pretty clean except some litter from the nearby abandoned chalets. Yeah, there's abandoned chalets again!
After saving our lunch packs from being washed away, we quickly ate it and then we started snorkeling. There were a couple of boats coming from Tekek when I started snorkeling, to my relief they only stayed for a short while. I snorkeled for almost an hour, just enjoying the warm water and taking lots of pictures of the corals and fishes. When I finished snorkeling, I went back to the beach and found that there were about another 5 people just got there. They took the trail from Salang to get here. Then we decided to start walking back to Salang and snorkel some more from Salang Bay just around the jetty.
The trek back was quite hard mostly because we didn't bring shoes and my left slipper broke. I found one at the abandoned chalet but it was a right slipper. So I was trekking through the rocky and hilly trail with two right slippers and heavy snorkel gears. Not easy! But we managed to get back to Salang in one hour. Had a quick snack then back in the water!
Dinner was awesome. We had freshly barbecued tuna at a restaurant called Mini White House. The funny this was most of the staff that worked there were somewhat 'gender confused'. Maybe there was something in the water! But the fish was really yummy and we had banana milo milkshake to go with it. After dinner, just stroll along the village enjoying the last night at Tioman.