Can’t Believe We’re Here – Kapas Island, Malaysia

 

One more day in paradise, waking up with the sound of the sea, breakfast with feet dipped in the sand,
and the blue powerful ocean waiting for us.💙

Jungle trek to a deserted beach, exotic food, snorkeling, rainbow cloud, and watching the sunset by the sea. What else could you need?
Nothing is the right answer, thus, we were blessed with everything.🙏

Addresses and extra info from everything you saw on the video:

Qimi Chalet
Hotel and Restaurant
Address: Private beach at the north-west, after Kapas Coral Beach Resort, Pulau Kapas
Phone and WhatsApp: +60 17917 5744

Can't Believe We're Here - Kapas Island, Malaysia

Jungle Trek – Berakit (Eastern side)
Starts behind Kapas Island Resort, nearby the pier, can also be done from Turtle Valley path but the difficulty level is much greater.
Quick, easy to medium difficulty level, worth the walk.😉

Kapas Island Resort
Hotel and Restaurant
Address: Nearby the pier, Pulau Kapas
Website: http://www.kapasislandresort.com

Kapas Turtle Valley
Address: South-west, one bay after Captain’s Long House, Pulau Kapas
*One hotel is located at this bay(Kapas Turtle Valley), they don’t accept non-guests in the restaurant or spa.

KBC – Kapas Beach Chalet
Hotel and Restaurant
Address: In between Aquasport Divers and Ombak Beach Resort, Pulau Kapas
Phone and WhatsApp: +60 19343 5606
*Cheapest private rooms only walk in, other styles can be booked in advance.

A beautiful beach is our favorite place to be. Are you a beach lover too? Share with us in the comments below!❤️

Loving Kapas? Stay tuned for more!

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Magical D’Lagoon and bye to paradise! Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Last day of our special encounter with this place.
Salty skin, salty soul.
Interaction with a new culture and again our world becomes bigger! It’s true, the universe is always expanding.✨

Magical D’Lagoon and bye to paradise! Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

 

D’Lagoon🏝

Teluk Kerma, mostly called D’lagoon due the long-running hotel at its bay, is an amazing beach in Perhentian Kecil (small island).

Magical D’Lagoon and bye to paradise! Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

To Do🏊‍♀️

The island is gorgeous, just looking at it is enough!🌴
If you want to do something else though, there’s a dive shop, ATV’s, snorkeling equipment, banana boat, kayaks, and a free zip-line available at the hotel to further entertain yourself.
Hammocks and beach chairs are also placed around the beach with even a simple checkers with sea view.=]
There’s a turtle hatchery project being done by the hotel, you can see the baby turtles and eventually the mom! If the big turtle comes to the beach at night-time they will wake everyone up to see it (without interfering).🐢

Magical D’Lagoon and bye to paradise! Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Trekking🏃

There’s a jungle trek departing from behind the hotel leading to 3 different destinations: Turtle Beach (10 min walk), Adam and Eve( 20 min walk) and Long Beach(1 hour walk, steep way up, beautiful view though).
It’s perfect to explore different locations using D’Lagoon as a base.
If you are not into trekking, skip the Long Beach pathway (that can be done by boat), but don’t even consider skipping pristine Adam and Eve and Turtle Beach!

Magical D’Lagoon and bye to paradise! Perhentian Islands, Malaysia
Corals and clams by D’Lagoon
The Food🍛

The restaurant here is short on options for vegans, if possible bring some fruits along.
Other choice is visiting the neighbor bays and have something to eat there (still short on fruits but there’s much more meal options).
The boat will cost rm 15 to Long Beach where there’s nicer food options than Coral Bay for example.

Magical D’Lagoon and bye to paradise! Perhentian Islands, Malaysia
D’Lagoon waters
Accommodation😴

D’Lagoon Chalet and Restaurant
Perhentian Kecil
Website: http://www.dlagoon.my
Only one hotel located at this bay*
*Can’t be booked in advance.We called few days before arrival to ask whether they thought there would be free places in our dates, we suggest you to do the same.

Magical D’Lagoon and bye to paradise! Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

 

Kota Bahru Airport

There’s a stall selling traditional Malay sweets at Kota Bahru airport.
Many of them are vegan and delicious, definitely worth the try.🍬
They can be a great souvenir as well, exotic new tastes are always a hit with my family.

Magical D’Lagoon and bye to paradise! Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Sultan Ismail Petra Airport, Kota Bharu – Lapangan Terbang Sultan Ismail Petra
Address: Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
Website: https://www.sultanismailpetra.com

Magical D’Lagoon and bye to paradise! Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

 

How To Get To Perhentians

To see our post about it click here.

 

It is always hard to say goodbye.☀️
I try not to overthink on whether we are going to be back one day or not and let the universe work its magic.
There’s of course the melancholy of saying goodbye and the very human urge of wanting to be back, but even after that I reflect on the whole situation and come to the conclusion that moment was manifested, it existed beautifully, it was there, forever imprinted on my mind, on our superconscious in form of a delicate mandala of love.
Which reminds me that now is all that exists, so there’s no more melancholy or urges, just the universe, dancing!❤️

Magical D’Lagoon and bye to paradise! Perhentian Islands, Malaysia
On our way back to land
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Love in Paradise!!! Romantic Beach + Coral Bay – Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Our adventure goes on in alluring Perhentian Islands!
Beach lovers will get addicted to Malaysia after stepping the foot on these delightful sands.
This time we add to our collection with Romantic Beach and Coral Bay.

D’Lagoon

To see our post about beautiful D’Lagoon click here.

Turtle Beach

To see our post about stunning Turtle Beach click here.

Love in Paradise!!! Romantic Beach + Coral Bay - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Coral Bay

Located in Perhentian Kecil, it’s the less appealing of all bays in Perhentian Islands.
It might have been a paradise 10 or 20 years ago, but not anymore.
It’s an option for budget accommodation near the party scene, still Long Beach is a better choice.

Love in Paradise!!! Romantic Beach + Coral Bay - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

If you are in Long Beach a short walk brings you to Coral Bay, from where Romantic Beach is a 5 min boat ride away.
There’s signs offering taxi boats along the sand stretch, just choose one and make sure to set a pickup time with the captain.

Love in Paradise!!! Romantic Beach + Coral Bay - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

 

Romantic Beach

Chances are you will be there alone or at least comfortably dividing it with very few people.
Easy to see the reason why this beach of Kecil is named that way, couples can most definitely appreciate the privacy and have a wonderful date.
Perfect place to relax and enjoy what the beach has to give.

Love in Paradise!!! Romantic Beach + Coral Bay - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

When we arrived the water was like a swimming pool, nearby our departing time(5pm) the sea was getting wavy.So if you are looking for snorkel time, make sure to arrive early enough.
There’s no facilities at this bay.

Love in Paradise!!! Romantic Beach + Coral Bay - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

How To Get To Perhentians

To see our post about it click here.

Love in Paradise!!! Romantic Beach + Coral Bay - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Keep tuned for more of Perhentian Islands!
Share with us at the comments below your favorite spot so far!💙

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Lost Paradise!!! Pristine Turtle Beach and Adam and Eve – Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

When I first stepped on the beach, I saw the beauty, but the true one was yet to be uncovered.
From the early morning arrival, soon the sun king rose and on that moment I saw it: as in the movies, as in heaven, as in the dreams; unspoiled, deserted, giving of joy Turtle Beach.

Lost Paradise!!! Pristine Turtle Beach and Adam and Eve - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Things kept its pace when snorkeling, swimming with blue spotted sting rays, black tip reef sharks, napoleon fishes and other hundreds of beautiful creatures.
There it is! We found it, look no further! As I said before, you are the universe! Just be it.✨

Lost Paradise!!! Pristine Turtle Beach and Adam and Eve - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

 

Turtle Beach

Our favorite bay in Perhentian Kecil (small island).
First there is a short walk inside the jungle, helping the movie vibe, than you push the branches and reveal the landscape!
If not coming by the 3 jungle treks that end here, you can rent a boat from rm 15-25 depending from where you depart from.

Lost Paradise!!! Pristine Turtle Beach and Adam and Eve - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

The beach is perfect, white sand, lush greens, crystal clear water, corals, rocks and islets nearby perfectly arranged by mother nature.
The snorkeling don’t fall behind; colorful corals, wild range of fishes, sharks, sting rays and much more.
While there’s the possibility of meeting someone at the bay, the greater chance is to be there by yourself. We’ve been there twice, alone.=]

Lost Paradise!!! Pristine Turtle Beach and Adam and Eve - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

 

Adam and Eve

Our second favorite in Perhentian Kecil.
It may be your favorite, Turtle and Adam and Eve are close runners.
For us the deal breaker was the snorkeling, Turtle was richer in marine life.

Lost Paradise!!! Pristine Turtle Beach and Adam and Eve - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

As you can get by name, here was the original location of the Garden of Eden. Just kidding, but it might as well be.😜
Just like Turtle, the access is done by 3 jungle treks or by boat.
From here you can snorkel to the nearby nameless small bays.

Lost Paradise!!! Pristine Turtle Beach and Adam and Eve - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

 

Long Beach

The main stretch of sand in Perhentian is Long Beach, it is not the most beautiful though.
Perfect for those looking for night life and meeting lot’s of other travelers, not recommended for families or people looking for a quiet place.
There’s a lot of budget accommodation, restaurants, shops, bars and dive centers located there.

Lost Paradise!!! Pristine Turtle Beach and Adam and Eve - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Unfortunately it may not be the safest place, there’s history of burglary.
Make sure the windows and door of you room is well locked and don’t leave nothing alone at the beach while bathing.

Lost Paradise!!! Pristine Turtle Beach and Adam and Eve - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

 

Important Information

*There’s no facilities at the bay, bring water and anything else you wish.
You can walk to D’Lagoon to eat, or to take the boat to eat somewhere else.
*If you came by boat, you can fix a time to be picked up from the bay.
*Don’t leave anything at the beach, it can get stolen.
*Don’t step at the corals and bring your trash with you when you leave.
*The path in between Turtle and Adam and Eve takes around 10 min.
*Special attention is required towards belongings when staying in Long Beach.
Keep an eye on your drinks as well.

Lost Paradise!!! Pristine Turtle Beach and Adam and Eve - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia
View from the trek to Long Beach

 

How To Get To Perhentians

To see our post about it click here.

Lost Paradise!!! Pristine Turtle Beach and Adam and Eve - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

 

Bubbles + D’Lagoon Beaches

Click here to see our post about it.

Lost Paradise!!! Pristine Turtle Beach and Adam and Eve - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

 

Wanna see more of Perhentians? Keep tuned for our next videos!

Have you been to Malaysia? Share with us at the comments below!❤️

 

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Stunning D’Lagoon + Bubbles – Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Such a small place carrying such gigantic beauty!
This are Perhentians, with every bay offering a feeling of new destination.
Ready to please the ones looking from seclusion to party (or both!) in a complete paradise.
Above all, ready to enchant!

Stunning D’Lagoon + Bubbles - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Bubbles🏖

Our favorite in Perhentian Besar due to the combination of factors: yummy food, great beach, peaceful environment, secluded yet offering facilities, full of sharks and great snorkeling.

Stunning D’Lagoon + Bubbles - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

To Do🐟

Chill! Just relax and appreciate the view!
Apart from that, there’s a dive shop, kayak, snorkeling, yoga and a turtle and reef conservation project.

Stunning D’Lagoon + Bubbles - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

The Food🍉

Delicious well seasoned dishes are available with plenty of selections suitable for vegans when comparing with other places in the island.
The fruit plate was big and sweet, opposite from what we had been experiencing in Besar, that seems to be scarce in ripe fresh fruits.

Stunning D’Lagoon + Bubbles - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Accommodation😴

Bubbles Dive Resort
Perhentian Besar
Website: http://bubblesdc.com
*Only one hotel is located at this bay.

Too see more about Bubbles beach click here.

Stunning D’Lagoon + Bubbles - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

 

D’Lagoon🏝

Teluk Kerma, mostly called D’lagoon due the long-running hotel at its bay, is an amazing beach in Perhentian Kecil (small island).

Stunning D’Lagoon + Bubbles - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

To Do🏊‍♀️

The island is gorgeous, just looking at it is enough!🌴
If you want to do something else though, there’s a dive shop, ATV’s, snorkeling equipment, banana boat, kayaks, and a free zip-line available at the hotel to further entertain yourself.
Hammocks and beach chairs are also placed around the beach with even a simple checkers with sea view.=]
There’s a turtle hatchery project being done by the hotel, you can see the baby turtles and eventually the mom! If the big turtle comes to the beach at night-time they will wake everyone up to see it (without interfering).🐢

Stunning D’Lagoon + Bubbles - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Trekking🏃

There’s a jungle trek departing from behind the hotel leading to 3 different destinations: Turtle Beach (10 min walk), Adam and Eve( 20 min walk) and Long Beach(1 hour walk, steep way up, beautiful view though).
It’s perfect to explore different locations using D’Lagoon as a base.
If you are not into trekking, skip the Log Beach pathway (that can be done by boat), but don’t even consider skipping pristine Adam and Eve and Turtle Beach!

The Food🍛

The restaurant here is short on options for vegans, if possible bring some fruits along.
Other choice is visiting the neighbor bays and have something to eat there (still short on fruits but there’s much more meal options).
The boat will cost rm 15 to Long Beach where there’s nicer food options than Coral Bay for example.

Accommodation😴

D’Lagoon Chalet and Restaurant
Perhentian Kecil
Website: http://www.dlagoon.my
Only one hotel located at this bay*
*Can’t be booked in advance.We called few days before arrival to ask whether they thought there would be free places in our dates, we suggest you to do the same.

Stunning D’Lagoon + Bubbles - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

 

Perhentian Islands are an explosion of wonders! Have you been there or would you like to try it? Share with us at the comments below!❤️

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Incredible Snorkeling Trip + Bubbles Beach – Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Humans thrive among nature, is our natural habitat, is our ecosystem, we are part of it! Don’t ever try to full yourself with something else, deep inside you know it.
That’s why when on vacations people go to the mountains, to the sea, anywhere with nature.We are energized by it, we connect, we belong.

Amazing Snorkeling Trip + Bubbles Beach - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Knowing that, I jump on the sea with love and appreciate everything that on reality are just part of me, of you, is the beauty manifesting.
On that moment i’m present, here, now, alive!
I wish the same to you, that’s why we try to share the beauty we see. Then so you can remember, that’s you! YOU ARE THE UNIVERSE!✨

Amazing Snorkeling Trip + Bubbles Beach - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Snorkeling Trip

Amazing Snorkeling Trip + Bubbles Beach - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Walking along the beach(unless you are on one of the secluded bays) you will notice that most of the hotels/shops offer snorkeling trips.
There’s different routes and schedules to fit all.
Prices don’t differ much between shops, the choice will probably be based on the spots you wish to see.

Amazing Snorkeling Trip + Bubbles Beach - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

We chose:
*Turtle Beach

Amazing Snorkeling Trip + Bubbles Beach - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

 

*Turtle Point

Amazing Snorkeling Trip + Bubbles Beach - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

*Fish Point

Amazing Snorkeling Trip + Bubbles Beach - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

*Shark Point

Amazing Snorkeling Trip + Bubbles Beach - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

*Lata Air Berani (Pure Water)

Amazing Snorkeling Trip + Bubbles Beach - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Amazing Snorkeling Trip + Bubbles Beach - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

All located around Perhentian Besar.
Unfortunately the sea was to shaky in Turtle Beach, so we skipped that.
Our package choice costed rm 40 per person, there were options in between rm 35-70 based on the route.

Amazing Snorkeling Trip + Bubbles Beach - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Teluk Dalam

This is the beach we were staying in Perhentian Besar.
Is the one you can see at the beginning of the video.

Amazing Snorkeling Trip + Bubbles Beach - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Bubbles Beach

Known by all as Bubbles after the only Resort located on it, the real bay name is Tanjung Tukas.
This was our favorite spot on Perhentian Besar (the big island).

Amazing Snorkeling Trip + Bubbles Beach - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

How To Get To Perhentians

To see our post about it click here.

Amazing Snorkeling Trip + Bubbles Beach - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia
Baby shark and fishes – Bubble beach

 

There’s no way to describe the exact feeling that such contact to nature gives you! Do you want to experience that yourself?Let us know at the comments below!

Amazing Snorkeling Trip + Bubbles Beach - Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

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Exploring Koh Kood, Thailand – Part 2

Our journey continue on this beautiful island located at the Gulf of Thailand.
With quiet and peaceful atmosphere, it’s the perfect destination for those looking for relaxation.

Exploring Koh Kood, Thailand - Part 2

Click here to see Part 1.

Best Beaches

There’s plenty of beautiful stretches of sand to explore.
Every single one of them has a beautiful touch, all worth the visit.
Some of them sure will make the top of the list. It will depend as well on your personal taste and activities you search for.Here are some of our favorites:

Bang Bao Bay – The first view is a small patch of fine white sand followed by heaven’s swimming pool.
Great for swimming and with fair snorkeling, a must see.
There’s a path to a second part of Bang Bao near The Beach Natural Resort, where you’ll find another small bay with rockery and a pier. Again, lovely setting and good for chilling, snorkeling and swimming.

Exploring Koh Kood, Thailand - Part 1
Bang Bao Bay

Ngamkho – With clear water bathing very high palm trees, drawing the perfect landscape.
There’s not much sand space at some parts due the palm trees positioning, but it has a special charm being distinct in the good way.
Snorkeling gets better near by the rocks at deeper depths, great for swimming as well.

Exploring Koh Kood, Thailand - Part 2
Ngamkho

Klong Chao – One of the most popular choices due to central location, exhibiting alluring white sand and turquoise water.
A variety of hotels and restaurants are available at a nice sized beach.

Exploring Koh Kood, Thailand - Part 2
Klong Chao Beach

Ao Phrao Beach – The day we visited Ao Phrao the sea was a little wavy, not the best for snorkeling, so we just chilled at the sands.
The beach is quite long and as in the other bays, the landscape is pretty indeed.

Ao Takean – Gorgeous long beach with great swimming and snorkeling for the island standards.The sea was just a little wavy the day we visited, but is usually calm.

Exploring Koh Kood, Thailand - Part 2
Fish at Ao Takean

Ao Tapao – Long beach with pleasant views, swimming and snorkeling.
We did some seafront yoga just absorbing the energy of the place, Koh Kood is hard to choose, it’s enchanting everywhere.

Exploring Koh Kood, Thailand - Part 2
Ao Tapao

Few months before our trip, I came to Koh Kood on a day trip to work.We shot in an immaculate stretch of sand, unfortunately I couldn’t figure out the exactly location.
At this turn, after stopping by many bay’s I notice that we didn’t visit the one I worked at.
It means, fortunately, that still you can find more and more deserted marvelous beaches apart from the ones cited above.🏝

Exploring Koh Kood, Thailand - Part 2

Transportation

🏍Motorbike – To explore the island, we rented a motorbike (250 baht/day).This is highly recommended but only for experienced drivers.

🚕Taxi – Taxis are actually seats arranged at the back of a truck, the same style the boat companies use to carry you to your hotel when you first arrive at the island.
When discovering around it can get pricey, but is the only option for families or those who can’t drive a scooter.

🚶Walk – If you intend to visit different bays, most of them are quite far apart, walk is not recommended (unless you actually wish to trek or exercise).

Where To Stay/ What to Eat/ What To Do/ Tips

To check all extra information you need about Koh Kood click here to see Part 1.

How To Get There

Click here to check our post about how to get to Koh Kood.

Exploring Koh Kood, Thailand - Part 2
Klong Chao Waterfall

Felling the beach vibe?Share with us at the comments below!❤️

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From Bangkok To Koh Kood, Thailand – Amazing Trip

Koh Kood – เกาะกูด (Also spelled Koh Kut)

Getting to Koh Kood is easy! Just follow the 2 steps below and prepare to be sun kissed!😉

 

1- Bus from Bangkok to Trat

There’s more then one departure point, we bought our ticket from Ekkamai as it was closer to our location.
The other options would be from Khao San Road or Mo Chit Bus Terminal(addresses below).

The route will take around 5.5-6 hours and will cost 236 baht per person one way, with the possibility of buying a discounted open return ticket.
It’s highly advisable to buy the ticket before the travel day, specially when aiming for the last or first bus.

 

Address:
Ekamai Bus Terminal (Eastern Bus Terminal) – สถานีขนส่งสายตะวันออก (เอกมัย)
Also spelled Ekkamai Bus Terminal
BTS(skytrain): Ekkamai station – Sukhumvit line, exit 2

Mo Chit Bus Terminal – สถานีขนส่งหมอชิต
(Also known as Northern Bus Station or Chatuchak Bus Terminal)
*Not to be confused with Mo Chit BTS skytrain station.
BTS(skytrain): Mo Chit Station – Sukhumvit line, THEN TAKE A TAXI.
Best way to get there from Bangkok is by taxi.

Khaosan Road – ถนนข้าวสาร
(Can also be spelled Khao San Road)
Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok
Tip: All taxi drivers will understand “Khaosan Road” without need to show the address in Thai.

2- Boat from Trat to Koh Kood

Soon as you arrive at Trat Bus Station, there will be free taxi service to bring you to the pier.
Most of people will head to Koh Chang, be careful to embark to Laem Sok Pier that is the one going to Koh Kood.

From Bangkok To Koh Kood, Thailand - Amazing Trip
Trat

There’s more then one company offering the ferry service, your choice will mostly depend on the time you are arriving in Trat.
You can call to the companies to confirm if there will be an available boat at the day of your arrival.
When we’ve been there, the 9:00am boat won’t be riding that day, we took the 10:00am one.

Boats depart usually from 9:00am to 2:20pm, with prices ranging from 200-950 baht depending on the company and/or travel time.
Private speed boats are available as well.

The taxi will leave you right at a small restaurant at the pier where you will wait for few minutes until the departing time of your boat.
The boat is a big high-speed catamaran(unless you chose the slow boat) with comfy seat and air-con, the ride lasts around 75-90 min.

From Bangkok To Koh Kood, Thailand - Amazing Trip

From Koh Kood’s pier there’s a free taxi service that brings you to your accommodation.
Just inform your hotel name and they will lead you to the right vehicle.

And this is it!You are at the paradise!Enjoy your time!🌴

From Bangkok To Koh Kood, Thailand - Amazing Trip

Times and Tips:

We took the last bus of the night and the first boat in the morning.
There’s quiet a wait time between them at the bus station(around 3-4 hours depending on available ferry schedule).

Another option is taking the first bus leaving Bangkok at dawn, then there’s no wait, but you may have to take the noon or afternoon boat depending on you bus schedule.
Be aware that the last boat to Koh Kood is at 2:20pm and we don’t recommend staying the night in Trat, it’s a waste of time.

The way back to Bangkok:

Everything the same but in reverse!
Free taxi from your hotel to the pier – free taxi from the pier to Trat Bus Station – buy your ticket to Bangkok(if you don’t have one yet) – arrive in Bangkok 6 hours later.

All hotels and some stores around the island sell the boat tickets back to Trat.
Another good choice would be visiting neighbor islands like Koh Mak, Koh Chang, Koh Wai.All just a ferry boat trip away from Koh Kooh lasting from 30 min to 2 hours.
The trip till the destination is always highly enjoyable for me, doesn’t matter where i’m going, there’s the expectation going on, i just love it!
What about you? Do you feel the same?Share with us tin the comment below!💚

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Hidden Paradise! Similan Islands – Thailand + How To Get There

Similan Islands – หมู่เกาะสิมิลัน
Our FAVORITE place in Thailand! A real paradise on earth with the whitest sand and the clearest water!
Amazing snorkeling experience with giant fishes, sharks, rays, and turtles.A top priority must see!🐠

This beauty is a group of 11 islands located at the Andaman Sea belonging to Phang Nga province.
Islands number 1, 2 and 3 are closed due to turtle hatching program and reef conservation.

Hidden Paradise! Similan Islands - Thailand + How To Get There

While having lunch at the island 4 we got the chance to see hundreds of fruit bats at the trees just behind the seafront sand stretch.
Other wild animals you may see at the islands are the hairy-legged mountain crabs, lizards, snakes and multiple species of birds.

Hidden Paradise! Similan Islands - Thailand + How To Get There
Fruit Bats All Over The Trees

But first, you need to get there!

To Reach Similan

From Khao Lak:

All around the city, you will find tour booths and they all offer trips to Similan Islands.
Boats depart daily during high season(November-May).
Few companies get this trip done, they have from a full day to 2 nights tour options.

We bought the full day trip and deeply regretted.We highly recommend spending at least 1 night at the island.
Staying overnight here is not as simple compared to the other Thai destinations.For more info on how to stay at the island check “Accommodation” segment below.

Tip: When buying your tours don’t forget to bargain.Prices can and will be reduced.

*For all the information you need about how to get to Khao Lak Click Here.

Hidden Paradise! Similan Islands - Thailand + How To Get There

From Phuket:

Departing from Phuket there are two ways you can reach Similan:
1-Getting to Khao Lak, then taking a speedboat to Similan.
2-Take a speedboat from Phuket.

1-Getting to Khao Lak, then taking a speedboat to Similan- Click Here for all you need to know about getting to Khao Lak from Phuket.(roll down until “From Phuket” segment)
At this link you will learn how to get from Phuket to Khao Lak, then read “From Khao Lak” segment above to finish your trip to Similan by speedboat.

2-Take a speedboat from Phuket- Group and private speedboats can be booked to Similan Islands in travel agencies around Phuket.

*For detailed info on how to get to Phuket Click Here.

Hidden Paradise! Similan Islands - Thailand + How To Get There
Turtle-Shaped Rock
From Bangkok:

Coming from Bangkok, you will need to stop in Khao Lak first or if flying in Phuket.Click Here to discover how you can do it.
Then if needed read “From Khao Lak” segment above.

From Abroad:

The nearest airport is Phuket International Airport.
From there you have few different options in how to continue your way to Similan Islands:
1-Getting to Khao Lak, then taking a speedboat to Similan.
2-Take a speedboat from Phuket.

1-Getting to Khao Lak, then taking a speedboat to Similan- Click Here for all you need to know about getting to Khao Lak from Phuket.(roll down until “From Phuket” segment)
At this link you will learn how to get from Phuket to Khao Lak, then read “From Khao Lak” segment above to finish your trip to Similan by speedboat.

2-Take a speedboat from Phuket- Group and private speedboat can be booked to Similan Islands in travel agencies around Phuket.

Accommodation

We bought the full day trip and deeply regretted.We highly recommend spending at least 1 night at the island.
Be aware though that there’s just camping tents and 20 basic bungalows with no hot water and electricity only at night time.Is a secluded paradise with a simple setting and only one small restaurant where the food is served at a community table between palm trees with sand in your feet.
If you looking for a luxury stay that’s not for you, in this case, the full day trip will fit you better.

For stay at the tents(available on island 4 and 8), the only way is booking your trip with a travel agent.That will be easily and much cheaper done in Khao Lak then other options.
If you plan on staying at the bungalow(available on island 4) that has to be booked thru Similan Islands National Park website for 1.000 to 2.000 baht, some travel agencies are able to book it as well but they will charge extra for that.Booking a bungalow has proved to be troublesome for times as the method is a little outdated.(Some things just worth the trouble😉)
*Similan Islands National Park website: http://www.dnp.go.th/parkreserve/asp/style1/default.asp?npid=212&lg=2

Another option would be sleeping at an overnight boat tour more focused on divers(can be found at tour stalls in Khao Lak and Phuket).
And finally staying in Khao Lak and booking day trips are perfect for those who don’t want open hands of some comforts.

Hidden Paradise! Similan Islands - Thailand + How To Get There
View Of Island 8

Be Aware

Similan Islands are closed during low season(middle May – middle October).

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