Mango Bay Beach Our Favourite in Koh Tao,Our Second Home
Aow Muang (Mango Bay), located on the north coast of the island is named after the many mango trees, which were once here. It’s a large bay with a small beach and coral reef on either side. Often the water is calm and clear, the sandy seafloor giving the water a beautiful turquoise hue. The easiest way to get here is by boat, though you can take the long walk via concrete road and through the forest.It was our favourite snorkelling spot, although finding it was a trouble. After following the road and ending up behind a hotel to be, the only way to get to the sandy beach was through the large stones and rocks that separated us from there. I still have nightmares thinking of that climbing and how close we were on falling down. It’s really funny how we managed to record all that, and how it end up on our blog.
Another beach that we loved was Aow Leuk. It means “deep bay” and it is named for its deep, concave shapes well as the depth of the water which makes it good for snorkelling even at very low tide.No matter what beach you choose to spend your day to, be sure you are on the hillside above Chalok Baan Kao in the famous High Bar for sunset time, as you will find the most Zen experience in your life. The bar menu offers rolled up joints for all the weed smokers and Bob Marley followers, for even more entheogenic experience. The food here is great too, and if you’re lucky you can find yourself staying in some of their amazing bungalows that follow the sun line.
There are many land activities here as well as those on water, like walking across the island, looking for the many viewpoints. Exploring the island by foot gives you the freedom to discover at your own pace and the chance to see the island in a unique way. Other activities like cycling, rock climbing and bouldering are also very popular here. You can choose some of the holistic activities such as yoga, reiki, t’ai chi and qi gong, which are in perfect balance with the peaceful atmosphere of Koh Tao. If you like Thai food, there are many Thai cooking classes on the island, or if you prefer the Thai language, you will find numerous courses around.
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