We woke up naturally at 7am excited to see what else the island had to offer. We walked down to the taxi ferry and booked to go to Nang Yuan which is 3 small islands connected by one sandbar.
Having arrived early we sat in the restaurant next door and had eggs on toast and orange juice (240 bhat - £5) we hopped on our boat which was a longtail boat Captained by Mr Ting - the fare was 300 bhat each. The journey out there was amazing - stunning scenery and as we approached the islands we were blown away at how serene and empty they appeared to be - you have got to go and see this if you're ever in Koh Tao but go at 9am before it gets busy!!
The island is like something out of a movie - neither of us have ever seen anything like it in our lives - it's paradise. The sand bar extends to each island and one section allows you to stand where two tides meet - it's amazing!! We walk around the island following a foot bridge and then pay 150 bhat for two sun loungers - there are literally only a handful of people here and it's bliss, pure transparent waters, green & blue sea - amazing!! We soak up the sun and around 11am boats appear with tons more tourists and lots of young groups and tours - although the peace is disrupted you can't blame people for wanting to be here and we are glad we had they morning - recommend going early to anyone.
We leave around 1pm head back to shore and off to grab some lunch, chicken fried rice each and a soda is only 98 bhat each (1.99) we book our cab for the morning at 200 bhat but some sea sickness tabs just in case at 80 bhat and stop for coffee on the way home 50bhat - it's only 2.30pm now and we feel like we've done a full day - amazing!
We head back to our room, shower and change, quick nap and face time to some friends and we are off exploring the roads to the left of our hotel. We walk down towards the pier and along the beach the waters are filled with various sized boats we stop at a super market for two bottles of Mai tai - only 45 bhat each and delicious, then walk up street looking for food.
We find a cafe called Nana up the street offering home-made Thai cuisine. Matt orders Thai noodles and chicken, Jacq has chicken Penang curry and a beer and water whole bill is an unbelievable 225 bhat for us both. The food is delicious and the curry amazing! Like a spicy korma.
We then stroll around the markets and hop in a taxi home, it's an easy walk but it's dark so we opt for a cab.