Have You Visited Terengganu ??? – Malaysia

How lucky are we to live in such a blessed planet?
Alluring nature that fits perfectly with culture rich people. A true show!
Terengganu is one of these places where we can witness our fortune all around.
Perfect candidate for a bucket list. Actually, the last five words were unnecessary.😉

Visit Terengganu

 

To see more about Perhentian Islands:

How to get there and more:
http://my-destiny.net/way-paradisiacal-perhentian-islands-malaysia/

Snorkeling trip and more:
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Exploring and more:
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Unspoiled beaches and more:
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Romantic beach and more:
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Beautiful beaches and more:
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Blue-spotted stingrays and more:
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D’Lagoon and more:
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To see more about Redang Island:

How to get there and more:
http://my-destiny.net/found-paradise-earth-redang-island-get-malaysia/

Where to stay and more:
http://my-destiny.net/dreamy-secluded-redang-island-malaysia/

Things to do and more:
http://my-destiny.net/having-a-blast-in-redang-island-top-things-to-do-malaysia/

Diving and more:
http://my-destiny.net/redang-island-vlog-diving-and-beach-life-malaysia/

Marine park and more:
http://my-destiny.net/redang-island-marine-park-monkeys-malaysia/

Our private islet?
http://my-destiny.net/our-private-islet-redang-island-malaysia/

Magical meeting with turtles and more:
http://my-destiny.net/magical-meeting-with-turtles-redang-island-kuala-terengganu-malaysia/

To see more about Tenggol Island:

How to get there, where to stay, and more:
http://my-destiny.net/best-kept-secret-malaysia-get-tenggol-island/

Diver’s paradise and more:
http://my-destiny.net/hidden-divers-paradise-malaysia-tenggol-island/

Last day in Tenggol:
http://my-destiny.net/goodbye-tenggol-island-exploring-kuala-terengganu-malaysia/

To see more about Kapas Island:

How to get there and more:
http://my-destiny.net/journey-china-malaysia-get-kapas-island-first-look-stunning-pulau/

Beautiful beaches and more:
http://my-destiny.net/unveiling-magnificent-kapas-island-malaysia/

Snorkeling and more:
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Deserted beaches and more:
http://my-destiny.net/deserted-beaches-kayaking-saying-hi-fishes-kapas-island-malaysia/

Exploring and more:
http://my-destiny.net/sky-no-limit-kapas-island-malaysia/

Last day in Kapas and more:
http://my-destiny.net/last-moments-kapas-island-marang-malaysia-l-new-adventures-ahead/

To see more about Gemia Island:

The Ultimate Travel Guide To Gemia Island, Malaysia

To see more about Kuala Terengganu:

Magical Meeting With Turtles – Redang Island & Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

 

http://my-destiny.net/goodbye-tenggol-island-exploring-kuala-terengganu-malaysia/

To see more about Marang:

The Journey From China to Malaysia! How To Get To Kapas Island + First Look Into The Stunning Pulau

Last Moments of Kapas Island + Marang – Malaysia l New Adventures Ahead!

 

 

Malaysia is a dazzling paradise!
Let us know your favorite place in Terengganu in the comments below!❤️

The Hidden Diver’s Paradise of Malaysia - Tenggol Island

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Having A Blast In Redang Island + Top Things To Do – Malaysia

Every time I encounter a turtle the experience gets holy.
It’s the universe and I dancing.
And man, we dance it out quite a few times during this trip!✨

Having A Blast In Redang Island + Top Things To Do - Malaysia

Here’s a list of the best attractions in other-worldly Redang Island:

Top Things To Do

☞Snorkeling
Giant skull of fishes, sharks, turtles, rays, corals, just drop in the water!
Even though the monsoon season was about to start, the sea was stable enough for snorkeling to be done.
In the evenings it would get a little wavy, showing what was to come.
We stayed until the last day when hotels started closing for the stormy season.

☞Dive
A great diving destination, offering special encounters every single time you jump into the water.
With a big variety of dive sites, average visibility of 20 meters, and a huge showcase of soft and hard corals.
No up and down current(something I’m particularly afraid of), making it a fairly safe place to dive.

☞Chill On The Beach
No explanation needed😉.

☞Trekking/Explore
Pulau Redang is 7km long and 6km wide, giving plenty of choices for trek lovers.
Among the viewing possibilities are mangroves, river, hills, rare animal species, and of course beaches.

☞Volleyball By The Beach
Some hotels set a volleyball net by the beach, even if you are not staying in one of them, just walk by and ask to join the game.
Everyone is happy to share the space and bring some new excitement to it.

☞Kayak
Renting a kayak (or using the ones available at your resort if that is the case), can be definitely a fun activity.
Make sure to pack the sunblock, place your belongings in a dry bag, and ask route tips for your hotel staff before leaving.
Snorkeling can be incorporated into your kayak trip, making for a fun half day out.
Using a life jacket is advisable.

☞Massage
Starting from rm 100 an hour at Pasir Panjang, can be done beachfront or in a spa room.
Some resorts offer bookings of a local company starting from rm70 for 30min(honestly not a great massage, but due to the lack of options it may be considerable).

☞Boat Trips
Booking a boat trip is easy yet not a huge range of options are available.
The two main ways are either booking with your hotel(or neighbor hotels) or ask around the pier/fisherman village, which opposite from Thailand, for example, won’t be on the cheaper side.
If you have a package, the trips will probably be included, what can be value for money knowing that there are no cheap self-booking options.

☞Eat
Local dishes hold exotic, delicious flavors.
There’s plenty of main courses, desserts, and fruits to be pleased by.
Vegans need beforehand planning with the chosen resort to make it happen, in our case, it turned out well.

How To Get There

Click here to see how to do it step-by-step.

 

Hooked in Redang? Stay tuned for more!☀

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We Found Paradise On Earth! Redang Island + How To Get There – Malaysia

Chin-dropping Redang is today’s destination, with beauty from another world, pleasing just about anyone.
When traveling in Terengganu, every local you chat with will advise you to visit Redang. Words of knowledge my friends.
We had it in our plans and just got reassured by the endless compliments people had to the place.

We Found Paradise On Earth! Redang Island + How To Get There - Malaysia

The paradisiacal island, unfortunately, doesn’t cater for backpacker prices, but if you are going to choose somewhere to splurge, this is most definitely a great choice.
Still, prices are not high as the Maldives per say, and the packages are value for money, you end up not spending much(or nothing at all) out of it.
But first you have to find your way to this magnificent place:

How To Get There

From Kuala Lumpur:

✈By Plane:
From Kuala Lumpur, you have to fly to Kuala Terengganu, where is located the nearest airport to Redang.
Fares are usually cheap, costing even the same as a bus ticket when bought in advance or during promotions.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport – Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur
Address: 64000 Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia
ERL: Express Rail Link connects the airport to the city center.Full schedule here: http://www.kliaekspres.com/plan-buy/schedule/
Bus: http://www.klia.com.my/index.php?m=airport&c=getting_around&id=1&aid=1
Website: http://www.klia.com.my

The Journey From China to Malaysia! How To Get To Kapas Island + First Look Into The Stunning Pulau
KL International Airport

🚌By Bus:
The trip to Kuala Terengganu takes 7-8 hours, costing around rm40-45.
Checking the flight tickets are advisable as great deals for this trajectory are often available.

Kuala Lumpur Bus Station – TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan)
Address: Jalan Terminal Selatan, Bandar Tasek Selatan, Kuala Lumpur
Website: http://www.tbsbts.com.my/

From Kuala Terengganu:

✈By plane:
Boats to Redang depart from 2 different piers, in 2 different cities, is really important to have this information in hands before deciding the next step of your trip.

If your boat departs from Kuala Terengganu, you can take a taxi (or call it by an app) to Kuala Terengganu Jetty or to your hotel depending on your arrival time.
It will cost you around rm20 and take 20-30min.

If your boat departs from Merang Jetty, look for taxi stalls, there you can book your trip.
It will cost rm55 and take around 45min, usually, there’s no waiting line.
If you are arriving late, and can’t take the boat on the same day, check the “From Merang” section below.

Kuala Terengganu Airport – Sultan Mahmud Airport
Address: Jala Lapangan Terbang, Kuala Terengganu
Website: http://www.malaysiaairports.com.my/index.php/component/content/article/15

🚌By Bus:
Boats to Redang depart from 2 different piers, in 2 different cities, is really important to have this information in hands before deciding the next step of your trip.

After arriving in Kuala Terengganu bus station, if your boat departs from Kuala Terengganu Jetty, you can walk to the pier.
Walking will take 10min, if you are too tired, there are taxis waiting in front of the station that will charge rm10.

If it departs from Merang, you can either grab another bus(rm10) or a taxi(rm50), it will take around 50min.
If your boat departs from Merang check the section below.

Kuala Terengganu Bus Station – Hentian Bas Majlis Perbandaran Kuala Terengganu
Address: Jalan Syed Hussin, Kuala Terengganu

SP Bumi Bus Company (Bus From Kuala Terengganu to Merang)
Website: http://www.spbumi.com.my/Main/Main.asp?pageID=002
Phone: +60377288789 (call for latest schedule)

From Merang:

If your boat departs from Merang, there are 3 possible scenarios:
1️⃣ Your plane/bus arrive in time to catch your boat to Redang on the same day.
2️⃣ You arrive late, stay over-night in Merang(not tourist-oriented city, just a small fisherman village) and catch the first boat to Redang in the morning.
3️⃣ Stay in Kuala Terengganu due to facilities available and catch an early bus/van/taxi to Merang in the next morning.
Most of Redang hotels offer pickup service to the pier for reasonable prices.

We Found Paradise On Earth! Redang Island + How To Get There - Malaysia
Merang Jetty

The choice will depend on schedule and/or taste.
Make sure to contact your hotel(if you have pre-booked) to advise you about the right pier.

We Found Paradise On Earth! Redang Island + How To Get There - Malaysia
Arriving in Redang

The Final Destination:

Breathtaking Redang is one of the most beautiful islands in Malaysia.
If we had to pick only one island to visit during our trip, it would be it for sure.

We Found Paradise On Earth! Redang Island + How To Get There - Malaysia

Rich marine life, powdery white sand, turquoise crystal clear sea, and lush greens are waiting for you.
It is time to put Malaysia on your map!

Stunned by Redang? Stay tuned because there’s more to come!🏝

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The sky is NO limit – Kapas Island, Malaysia

Simplicity reigns in Kapas, with exception of nature, that extravagantly exhibit its gems.
If this is the kind of richness you’re looking for, write the island down for your next hopping.

In a particular moment, from the top of a hill, I could see very far on the horizon and no-one was there but me.
Me and nature, dancing.🕉
To see how can you arrive at such dancing point click here, and click the play button above to watch a dance demo.😜

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

Kapas Coral Beach Resort
Hotel and Restaurant
Address: Walk north from the pier, near Ombak Beach Resort, Pulau Kapas
Website: http://kapasisland.com

The sky is NO limit - Kapas Island, Malaysia

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

 

North-west Beaches and Hill
One of the most beautiful spots on the island are the northern deserted beaches, definitely a must see.
You can walk pass Qimi Chalet bay and soon will encounter the first few, after that there’s no walking path anymore.
To go further you have to either do it by snorkeling, kayaking or renting a boat.

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.

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

 

Kapas keeps involving us in its charm.🏝
What about you, falling for Malaysia’s beauty yet? Let us know in the comments below!❤

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The Ultimate Travel Guide To Gemia Island, Malaysia

Stunning Gemia Island is one of Malaysia’s secrets, that most have never heard of.
Luckily, we are putting the word on the streets, paradisiacal Gemia is gorgeous and is waiting for you!

Located 800 meters from Kapas Island, it fits perfectly on an island hopping vacation, but can also be the one and only star of your holidays.
Paradisiacal setting awaits lucky travelers that make their way to the small, yet enchanting island.
Great snorkeling, crystal clear water, white sand beach, and exotic scenery will be your sweet reality.

Where To Stay

There’s only one hotel located in Gemia Island, luckily it’s a nice one, you can check everything about it on the link below.

The Ultimate Travel Guide To Gemia Island, Malaysia

Gem Island Resort & Spa
Website: http://www.gemisland.com.my
*A dive center is available at the hotel.
**The hotel is closed for monsoon season, it will open again on March 1st, 2018.

For vegans, some of the hotel staff speaks good English, you can explain your diet preferences.
If staying at the hotel, we recommend talking about it before booking to make sure it suits your needs, as buffet style meals are served(you have the option to order a la carte but it is not included in the package prices).

What To Do

⚫Snorkeling
Great barracudas, blacktip reef sharks, magnificent sea anemone, crown-of-thorns starfish, and many other beautiful fishes and coral can be found around the island.
The hotel offers guided snorkeling packages, if you have any experience, you can definitely do it by yourself.

⚫Diving
The resort has a dive center where you can book different styles of courses or dives.
Contact the hotel to check latest prices and schedule.

⚫Kayaking
The crystal clear water makes for a beautiful kayaking experience.
Going around the island, or all the way to Kapas is easy and doable even for those without experience(if you are not a skilled swimmer, please, use a life jacket).

⚫Chill On The Beach/ Hammock Time
It is a paradisiacal island, no explanation needed.😜

⚫Turtle Watching
A turtle conservation project takes places at the hotel premises.
There’s a protected space where the eggs laid in the sand are cataloged and safe to hatch.
Also, a small pool(nearby the hotel swimming pool), where the baby turtles stay until they’re ready to be released into the sea.

⚫Exploring
There are rock formations and a few beaches to be explored around the island, there’s not an actual trek per say, but you can create your own route.

⚫Spa
Unfortunately, as it was very near to the hotel closing date for monsoon season, the spa wasn’t working when we visited.
If this is something important to you, make sure to check with the hotel beforehand.
The majority of the time though, you’ll be able to get a massage to further extend your relaxation.

How To Get There

To go directly to Gem Island, there’s a special boat schedule by Surialink company from Marang, taking 15min and costing rm75 for a round trip ticket.
Timetable:
Marang Jetty to Gem Island – departs at 09:00, 11:00, 13:00*, 15:00.
Gem Island to Marang Jetty – departs at 09:30, 11:30, 13:30*, 15:30.
* These 2 schedules are not available on Fridays only.
To see how to arrive in Marang, you can click here, where our post on “How To Get To Kapas” will explain it step-by-step.

The Ultimate Travel Guide To Gemia Island, Malaysia

Boats to neighbor Kapas cost only rm30 round trip, I would recommend staying at least a night in Kapas as well, if you have time.
In case you don’t want/can’t stay in Kapas, but budget is a matter, still you can come to Kapas Island first and then a smaller boat from Gem hotel can pick you up for free on a 5min ride(make sure to schedule this with the hotel, free for guests only).

If coming from Kapas, but not a guest at Gem Resort, still you can visit the island.
A short boat ride can be arranged with your hotel, or you can rent a kayak and go by yourself.
If kayaking, sea conditions should be noted and it’s advisable to wear a life jacket.

The hotel arranges private boats by request, costing rm160 one-way between 8:00-9:00am and rm198 one-way between 3:00-6:00pm.
The boat fits max 12 passengers.
If renting a private boat is something you would like/need to do, asking around Marang pier is a way to probably find lower rates on a more flexible schedule.

The Ultimate Travel Guide To Gemia Island, Malaysia

Where To Next

⚫Island hopping:
Going South you can find Redang, Lang Tengah, and Perhentian Islands.
North there’s Tenggol Island.

The Ultimate Travel Guide To Gemia Island, Malaysia

⚫Non-beach destinations:
To the north, Kenyir Lake, and nearby waterfalls.
South there’s Kuala Terengganu, the capital city of Terengganu state.

The Ultimate Travel Guide To Gemia Island, Malaysia

 

We adored Gemia! What about you? Share with us in the comments below!💗

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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!❤️

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Unveiling Magnificent Kapas Island – Malaysia

Let’s picture ourselves in a beachfront bungalow, white sand, snorkeling, exploring deserted beaches, peacefully connecting with nature.
The feeling you get from this mental scenario is more then accomplished in Kapas.🏝

There’s no fanciness though, it is rustic, raw.
A great place to spend a few days, neighboring some other spectacular islands to where you can hop next.

Can be a little hard for vegans, fruits are scarce on the island, there are not many choices.
But you didn’t come here to eat, did you? If you can get by eating veggie fried rice, rice noodles and veggie curry you’ll be just fine.
A gold tip is bringing fruits from the mainland, which may or may not get eating by the ants depending on your luck.😜

In this video, you can see us having dinner at KBC, where we ended up eating several times during our stay, due to the nice ambiance.
It is a great place to chill, have dinner, listen to some music with feet on the sand and eyes at the sea.
Breakfast was at Quimi Chalet, and the failed attempt to eat was in Koko (because of the working hours), you can check all addresses below.

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

Unveiling Magnificent Kapas Island - Malaysia

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

Koko
Restaurant
Address: Western shore, In between Kapas Island Resort and Longsha Campsite, Pulau Kapas

You can also see many of the north-west uninhabited beaches, where you most definitely have to go if visiting Kapas.
When the sun is up, the sand gets even whiter, matching beautifully the lush greens and the blue sea.
The snorkeling gets better on this beaches, we recommend going all the way to the last beach inside the water and coming back by walk to capture all the traits of the area(if you are an experienced swimmer/snorkeler of course).

Having the whole beach just to yourself is an easy do in Kapas.
Have you experienced that? Share with us in the comments below!💙

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Heavenly Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia – Part 2

Second and last part of our trip is here full of breathtaking views!

Heavenly Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia - Part 2

On Part 1 we showed you Saracen Bay, and today the star will be Lazy Beach.
But first you have to find your way there:

Getting To Lazy Beach

Heavenly Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia - Part 2

Just besides Sun Island Eco Village Resort in Saracen Bay there’s a sign showing the direction for lazy beach trail that takes 20-25 min.
The walk is easy on an open, mostly shadowed pathway.
On the way you can hear the sounds of nature and nothing else, breathe fresh air and enjoy the landscape.

Heavenly Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia - Part 2

If you’re not feeling like walking, renting a boat to get you there is possible.
However the trail is really simple and pleasant, we recommend you to do it by land.

 

Lazy Beach

Heavenly Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia - Part 2

An inviting, basically empty stretch of sand, to relax as you wish.
Distinguishing from Saracen and its blues and whites, with clear light jade water and golden sand.

Heavenly Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia - Part 2

There’s only one hotel available, where you can find something to eat in order to spend the day over there.
Their passion fruit and mint juice was delicious, I suggest you to give it a try.😉

Heavenly Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia - Part 2

Snorkeling

We tried both sides of the bay, we’ve been told that the sea was a little shaky that day and usually it’s even more clear.
Facing the ocean, the right side had more marine life and the left was deeper with more corals.
We saw many sea urchins, but the ones that got my attention were the white ones, something you will sure encounter as well if snorkeling in Lazy Beach.🐠

How to get to Koh Rong Samloem, Where to Stay and What To Do

Click here to check out or first post with all extra info you need about Koh Rong Samloem.

Heavenly Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia - Part 2
Unfortunately due to a work emergency, we had to leave before planned.
But we got to taste the marvelous island and hope we inspired you to do so too!🌞

Heavenly Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia - Part 2

If Maldivian look beaches is what you’re going for, this one is definitely for you! If that’s so, let us know at the comments below!💚

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Exploring Koh Kood, Thailand – Part 3

The last part of our adventure is loaded with paradisiacal beaches and breath-taking landscapes.🏝
Also known as Koh Kut, the island make to the top 5 on our recommendations while visiting Thailand.

Exploring Koh Kood, Thailand - Part 3
Snorkeling at Bang Bao Bay

For all information you need about Koh Kood check our previous posts at the links below:

Part 1

Click here to check our trip from the beginning + necessary info.

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Ngamkho

Part 2

Click here to enjoy the second portion of our tour + cool info .

Exploring Koh Kood, Thailand - Part 3
Thai Massage facing the sea

Getting To Koh Kood

To see our post on how to get there, click here.

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For us, there’s nothing in the world like being at a pristine beach.It’s the ultimate experience, one we definitely look for.
What about you, do you agree with our vision?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.

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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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Beautiful Sihanoukville – Cambodia

Sunny beach days, the best gift of nature in this world!
Following the desire of enjoying one of those, we came one more time to Cambodia, this time to explore the coastline.

Beautiful Sihanoukville - Cambodia

Where to Stay?
We stayed at Otres Beach, one of the most famous stretches of sand in Sihanoukville and definitely the best choice.
After reading plenty of reviews we were surprised to find clear water, white sand and some snorkeling off the beach.The place exceeded our expectations.

Beautiful Sihanoukville - Cambodia

What to Do?
We had a good time chilling at the beach, feasting contemplating the sea.
A must as well is a massage facing the ocean, relaxation won’t be a problem.🏝
Exploring along the beach is something we love to do, specially at long beaches, you can see the place at another angle.

Sihanoukville is booming, changing really fast.
In some areas trash may be a problem taking away the complete atmosphere, but life has taught me to look at the beauty of everything and forget the rest.

Beautiful Sihanoukville - Cambodia

Must know?
Prices are all in US Dollars, and everything is more expensive if compared with the neighbor Thailand(specifically at this area, Siam reap in the other hand is cheaper).
The city is the departure point to gorgeous Koh Rong Sanloem, an island which we gonna show you anytime soon.

Beautiful Sihanoukville - Cambodia

Unfortunately our time in Sihanouk was reduced due to a work emergency, but at least we got a taste of the city.

Beautiful Sihanoukville - Cambodia

How to Get There?
Click Here to see our post about how to travel from Bangkok-Thailand to Sihanoukville.

Beautiful Sihanoukville - Cambodia

Have you ever heard of Sihanoukville before?Is Cambodia in your bucket list?Share with us in the comments below!💙

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Best Of Phuket, Thailand + How To Get There

Phuket – ภูเก็ต
The biggest island in Thailand is a mix of city and sea, the perfect combination for those who want chill at the beach without open hands of the big city buzz.
Plenty of attractions for all tastes and with relaxing mood and great view there’s much to love about the island.
But first, let’s make sure you gonna get there:

Bangkok to Phuket

If your plane goes directly to Phuket you can skip to the next tip.
But if you’re in Bangkok, here the ways you can get to Phuket:

1) Compared to another countries it’s really cheap to travel by plane in Thailand, sometimes cheaper than by bus.Knowing that, be sure to check online before make your decision.
Usually the cheapest flights are held by Airasia (www.airasia.com/th/en/home.page) with lower rates then other transportations and much quicker.On the other hand, if you got a lot of baggage, their excess rate is way overpriced.
In that case you may choose another company.

For addresses and information about Bangkok airports click here.

2)Not a flying kind of person?You still can get VIP buses that are really comfortable 24 seat coach.
The buses are clean and they stop for one free meal in the way, the seat lower pretty well and you have a place to put your feet either.
A free box with some snacks and water similar to plane kits are available.
Be sure to buy the VIP 24 seat bus, we’ve heard of people who had been misleading to buy the wrong ticket for the VIP price.
It’s a long 12 hours trip and you want to make sure to be comfortable so double-check your ticket information to don’t get your trip started tired and angry.
I advise you to buy it directly from the bus station, there are buses departing along the day.
Buses leave from Southern Bus Terminal and also from Khao San Road(less recommended).
Tip: Bring earplugs and sleep mask to an even more comfy trip.

Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai) – สถานีขนส่งสายใต้ใหม่ตลิ่งชัน
Address: Borommaratchachonnani Road, Chim Phli, Taling Chan, Bangkok
Address in Thai: ที่อยู่: ถนน บรมราชชนนี แขวง ฉิมพลี เขต ตลิ่งชัน กรุงเทพมหานคร
Best way to get there is by taxi.

We’ve done the two ways, plane and bus, ourselves and they both went well with no complaints to be added.

From Phuket International Airport To The City

There are two ways you can get to your hotel, the best one depends on how many people you have with you.
Outside of the airport vans and taxis will be waiting for passengers, if you are in a group the van will be the right choice for you, otherwise taxi it is.
Our taxi ride (with meter) from the airport to the hotel cost us the same as the flight ticket from Bangkok to Phuket, it was a long way but the rates are surely higher than other cities.
Tip: Official airport website: www.phuketairportthai.com

Phuket Must See/Do Attractions

Big Buddha:
พระพุทธมิ่งมงคลเอกนาคาคีรี (Phra Phutta Ming Mongkol Akenakiri Or Ming Mongkol Buddha)
Up in a hill watching the city, sits vibrant Big Buddha.One of the must-see places in Phuket with special energy, great city view and a fun ride exploring the place up to the temple.
After spend the day at the beach we enjoyed the beautiful sunset at the temple, definitely a right choice.=]
The entrance is free and it opens from 6:00am-7:00pm.
Tip: Wearing appropriated clothing is advisable.For girls, a great tip is using your sarong as a dress to cover up a bit more from your beach attire.

Address: Nagakerd Hill,Yot Sane 1, Chaofa Road ( West ), Chalong, Phuket
Address In Thai: ที่อยู่: บนยอดเขา นาค, Yot Sane 1, ตำบล กะรน อำเภอเมืองภูเก็ต ภูเก็ต
Website: www.phuket-big-buddha.com/
If you’re going by yourself getting a city map is greatly advisable and will make your life much easier.The way up is simple, the street is good and has enough signs.

Water Sports:
Parasailing, jet skiing, banana boating, kayaking, kitesurfing, sea walking, artificial surfing, snorkeling, diving and underwater scooter are some of the wet fun in Phuket.
The main beaches such as Karon and Patong have parasailing, jet skiing, banana boating and such being offered around, just keep an eye at the water or sky and you will see the activities going on, just walk towards the action and you will find them.
Snorkeling, diving, and underwater scooter trips can be easily arranged at tour booths around the city or even at your hotel front desk.At Coral Island tour, for example, you can do sea walk (check how it looks like here: www.coralislandclub.com/seawalker.php).
Artificial surf can be found right in front Kata beach at Surf House bar.
My favorite was parasailing at Patong beach and Diego’s fave the artificial surf.😄

Cabaret Show:
The famous ladyboy cabaret show arouses curiosity and promise to impress the public.
One of the most popular is “Simon Cabaret”- ไซม่อน คาบาเรต์ ( www.simonstarshow.com ) with daily presentations.

Snorkeling Tours:
At the front sea street and also distributed around the city you can find booths selling tours.At most of the hotels, they sell too.
They have many options, we personally highly indicate Coral Island tour and if you are not staying in Phi Phi and/or Similan Islands during your visit these are places not to be missed.

Diving:
Diving tours and schools are plenty on the island.We personally can’t recommend one as we didn’t dive in Phuket, but we heard of many good experiences.
Sharks, turtles and giant fishes are seen frequently at diving spots around.
Tip: Just make sure to read reviews on the internet before booking a tour.

Massage:
Relaxing is an important part of any vacation and massage just fits perfect with it.Trying traditional Thai massage is a must, don’t leave without it.
After walking around the street markets and stores a foot massage is all you need to complete your day.
Closing every day with this tranquilizing therapy is part of the experience.Tell me, oil massage facing the sea with the sound of the waves isn’t a dream?!

The Food:
Hummmm, the food!Part of the Thai experience is delighting yourself with local dishes.
Yummy Thai food and its mix of flavors open your sense.
Forget about comfort food and discover a new taste everyday!

Zip Line:
Want some adventure out of the ocean? Zip line tours are provided by few companies, giving the opportunity to explore beyond the sea.

Phuket Transportation

I and Diego rented a moto to better explore the place.
Another options are renting a car or simply taking a taxi or songthaew(vehicle larger than a tuk tuk).
Taxis are overpriced, if you don’t plan on spending much on transportation renting a vehicle is a great choice.
Motorbikes and cars can be rented by leaving your passport or a money deposit with the rental store for decent prices.
Tip: Remember, don’t drink and drive.

Why NOT to choose entertainment with animals in captivity

Before going to my vacations my friends indicated me swimming with elephants as a top thing to do in Thailand.
When I first saw an elephant in Phuket I was astonished, I picked my phone and started to record, I bought bananas and fed them.I just couldn’t wait to touch those beauties.
Then someone came for a ride and the way the workers treated them was too harsh for me, I said to myself, you gonna find a place where they are well treated and do it, not here!
I ended up finding such place in Koh Lanta, I can’t lie, I loved it! It was for me a moment of total joy. But I couldn’t stop to remember afterwards how it may feel for the elephants.How many time they had to “have fun” with the tourists?Some of the beautiful moves they did, how did they learn it?Some of the scars they had, was it an accident?Were they taken from their families?Why should they be forced to work for me?
I truly believe most of the people go to the tours without really reflecting about this issues, without knowledge about the animals situation.I was one of them.
After researching the matter I was completely ashamed of being part of the suffering these lives were submitted to.I promised myself I would never cooperate with this cruelty acts again and I would love to help spread the message.
We all grow up in a world where animal rights didn’t count as they should, but we can re-educate ourselves and make the difference now.
This counts not only for elephants but for everything involving animals.Don’t try to fool yourself with excuses, they are not toys, they are not ours.
“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures.” Albert Einstein
You can understand more here:
www.peta.org/issues/animals-in-entertainment/

Have you been to Phuket?If not, do you feel like adding it to your bucket list now?Let us know in the comments below!💜

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