Koh Nang Yuan
To be honest I don't even know where to start while talking about this place. Straight from the pier you have this amazing vivid turquoise water that is so clear you can see meters beneath it like it's glass. There are many interesting rocks all around - first time I've seen Islands that are filled by them like that. Two thin lines of sand connect the island to two other ones on both sides of it. Never have I seen anything like this before.
This is just right off the pier
And this is the first line I was talking about. I can't believe how beautiful this place was
Here I am in the middle of it. I don't know what was wrong with Nat's phone but all the photos she took came out pretty faded and low quality like that. Glad I brought my camera on the trip to save the day!
The place was really clean and it made sense. They didn't allow plastic on the island or any food brought from outside. Once we arrived we were given 2 options. One was to go to the bigger island part on the left through the sand line and go on a 40min hike for a beautiful view point at the top, or stay on the other side and enjoy the beautiful beach and some snorkelling. I simply couldn't resist the beach and we decided to stay.
I mean how can you resist this?
We stayed for about an hour and took off to our next destination. That was Koh Tao which is maybe the most beautiful snorkelling place I've been to. Only place I might say it was on par or better was Koh Lipe.
This is where our boat stopped at Koh Tao. We never made it to the land but the sea life here was worth dipping out feet in the water for.
This purple color coat is underneath the coral, so in order to see it you have to free dive and look underneath it. Many people don't see as much as they could on these trips while just looking from above. :)
The quality of the photos isn't great but our Go Pro is quite old.
The marine life was so different and vivid. I couldn't find out snorkels before we left so we had to use the ones that they offered on the trip. Luckilly they weren't too bad. Often the ones they give on these tours aren't clean or simply don't fit well and the goggles just get misty and hinder your vision significantly.
We spent so much time here that at the end we had 10-15 min to jump off the boat and do some flips.
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