Koh Tao The Turtle Island, Moving On
Our Next Stop, Koh Tao (The Turtle Island)
When you’re moving on from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao, remember not to save on time by taking the fast boat, otherwise you’ll experience the worst couple of hours in your life. It’s insane how small and fast this boat is, not enough to fit all the passengers and I still cant decide if its better to stay inside and freeze to death from the air conditioners, or sit outside where you’ll be like under the shower for the whole trip. It is all worth it once you feel the ground in Koh Tao. It is the most beautiful island I’ve seen.As the smart travelers we became on this trip, we rented a motorbike on the port, one of us stayed with the bags there and the other one went around to find us an accommodation. It is much better to go and “make the price” on your own than to book online where you will pay a few extra pounds. We found a room in a hotel next to a 7eleven market, on the right side of the turtle, as we will use this in the future. We found out that all the Full Moon party people were moving on to Koh Tao for the Castle Party, and apparently they all stay at the area that’s left from the big statue of turtle that’s right next to the port. We were still settling in our room when we met the neighbors from downstairs and as the night passes by we had our new friends in Koh Tao.Koh Tao is a small island, but probably one of the most popular diving sites in the world. Here you will notice more then few diving schools, different languages on the street, everybody who shares the same passion for the underwater are gathered here. Its insanely cheap comparing to elsewhere in the world, as one of the reasons many people decide not to leave the island after diving school. Here they rent houses for the whole year, and some of them became excellent instructors.
Koh Tao The Turtle Island
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