On Saturday we got picked up by the song taew (after finishing our packing and saying our goodbyes......) to go to the resort before heading to koa toa!! we had a nice meal for susies last night and then watched a film before our early start in the morning!! We said goodbye which was really sad!! The bus to bangkok left at half 6 and was a very long 15 hour journey!! on arrival it took us ages to all get taxis to the hotel!! in the morning we then got our next bus and the ferry across to koa toa!!
we arrived very late afternoon and although our hotel we were staying at had no air con and was made from wood described in the lonley planet as "good if you don't mind having bugs on your bed" was only a short distance to the beach!! the beach was amazing and we went for a walk in the sea before getting ready to go out that night!! we had a nice meal all together before checking out the lotus bar for some drinks and dancing in the sea!!
the next day whilst the others went for their diving we non divers had our first sunbathe on the beach which we burnt during so had to spend the following day in the shade!! i purchased a lilo!! some of us in the afternoon also went to get our hair died for fun the two sarahs had streaks done!! the bars were all along the beach so every night they were all lit up with lanterns etc which was really beutiful!!
on thursday we decided we'd all go to the full moon party!! all 13 of us dressed in white so we would glow in the neon lights and took the party boat over to the island!! when we got there we also but glow paint all over ourselves which looked wicked!! there was about 15 thousand people on the beach and the beach was divided into different sections all with different types of music.....!! the best was the cactus bar which was hip-hop!! we stayed awake until the party boat back which was at 7 the next morning where we all fell asleep!! the night was so much fun!!
the following day was our last so we chilled on the beach and swam in the sea and watched the sun set before having a final supper together sitting on the beach as fliss and sophia were leaving!! the next day we were very sad to be heading back up north after such an incredible week of fun! we said our goodbyes once more and then got the ferry and bus before catching the sleeper train (which we almost missed) up to chiang mai!! it was so funny in our little bunks some people were very unimpressed as it wasn't the cleanest of trains but me and sarah loved it!! after the 13 hour journey we got the public bus back up to tha ton back to the resort!!