Photo post: Island life, Koh Tao

I travelled to Koh Tao, Thailand in April 2013. Besides learning to dive, I also saw some rather beautiful scenery. At only 21 km², Koh Tao crams in as many stunning lookouts, golden bays and kaleidoscopic sunsets as possible, a small collection of which I present to you here.

Sainuan Beach, Koh TaoJansom Bay, Koh Tao Longtail on Sairee Beach, Koh TaoTaraporn Restaurante, Koh TaoStarlight Restaurant at Charm Churee, Koh Tao Sairee Beach, Koh TaoBanana Rock Bar, Koh Tao Sairee Beach, Koh Tao

Tanote Bay

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I travelled to Thailand (this time around!) with Thailand Fanclub as part of my #ThaiTales competition prize. Check out my winning blog post here.

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5 Responses to “Photo post: Island life, Koh Tao”
  1. Jodie says:

    Gorgeous photos, I cannot wait to head there in a few months! Any tips would be great!

  2. Charlotte says:

    Hey I’m heading to Thailand mid Jan and looking at what islands to hit and miss, this has been such an insightful snipbit and i’m def putting ko tao on the hit list now. Would love to try out diving too, are most of the schools there beginner friendly??
    Also you’re photos are stunning! I’m tossing up wheather to try juggle between film and digital, what do you use? 🙂

    • Hey Charlotte, thanks for getting in touch. Koh Tao should definitely be on your list – it’s a beautiful island, the smallest of the trio (Koh Samui and Koh Phangan – where the full moon party is – being the other two. There are good transport links between these three). January is one of the cooler months (don’t worry, still hot!) and the majority of the rain should have passed by then.

      Koh Tao is world-famous for being a fantastic place to learn to dive. I had never ever dived before and was PETRIFIED (see my Top Tips for Nervous First-time Divers post!).

      Obviously I’ll be biased towards the instructors at Charm Churee, as Lorne my instructor was possibly the only person on the planet with the ability to convince me to dive… he is a great teacher and kept me really calm. But there are plenty of other places that are great for beginners too. I suggest you ask around when you arrive to see which places are doing the great deals, and you can suss it out for yourself.

      As for photography… most of the pics in this post were from my iphone! I owe a lot to instagram 🙂 But I also took an underwater digital camera (nothing too fancy) for the water shots. If you’re new to photography, I’d just take your smartphone if you have one, and maybe just a durable digi point and shoot 🙂

      Good luck with your trip planning, and let me know how it goes! X

  3. Nitinn says:

    Hey Nice Travel blog..expect me to be visiting more often 🙂

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