Ko Nang Yuan is a group of three islands northwest of Ko Tao. The pretty little islands are interconnected by a long sandy beach. The long strip of smooth white sand can be explored on foot. The beaches on the islands are quiet, undisturbed, and very clean. The highlight of Nang Yuan is the beautiful scenery of the underwater world.
We decided to take a taxi-boat over the Nang Yuan Island Resort with Douglas and Brittany. They had wanted to get a divers certification while we were on Koh Tao, so we thought that a snorkel trip would be a good starting point before paying for a full diving course.
Just outside this restaurant we spotted a number of taxi-boats advertising trips over to Nangyuan Island.
Brittany and Douglas.
The taxi-boat took us over to the island and then went back to the mainland. We had paid them a deposit so we knew that they would definitely return to pick us up at 5pm.
The water surrounding the island was crystal clear.
It cost about 200 baht to make use of this private resort for the day.
Japanese Garden – a small bay perfect for beginner divers and snorkelers.
Justin and Douglas did some underwater exploring while Brittany and I enjoyed some cold beers on the shore.
Justin picked up a squishy sea cucumber.
Myself and Brittany having some Chang Beers.
Ice cold beers (served with ice) – Perfect to cool off in the summer heat!
Douglas and Brittany head into the water to do some snorkeling.
Douglas and Brittany
Justin and I relaxing in the shade.
The island closes after 5pm so we made our way beach to the jetty to find our taxi-boat.
Back at Sairee Beach we were starving so we settled at a restaurant with wifi so that we could start booking our further travels. It was almost time to go our separate ways. D&B were heading to Bangkok and we wanted to go to Phuket.
Avoiding a neck burn 🙂
View from our restaurant.
Thai Red Bull
Thai Red Curry
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Delicious… Melted cheese with salami on a grilled panini.
After dinner we walked through the streets looking for a grocery store so we could buy some more supplies for our guesthouse. We didn’t do much shopping here however we did notice that no one wanted to bargain. Prices were not very affordable (considering the quality of most of the goods), but yet they were set and no amount of pleading led to a drop in price.